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Humanity. What exactly is humanity? It’s the quality, or state, of being human. Very short, by definition, but very profound by depth of it’s meaning. The definition itself is ambigious, but really- any ‘human’ should be able to grasp it’s inner meaning. As humans, it’s just the state of being ourselves, living our lives with our innate senses and feelings, and in a manner that justifies the status of epitome of creation.

So, the question I ask today is- Why do humans find it so difficult to live humanely? It’s one I haven’t found an answer to yet. Where does the difficulty lie in accepting others for who they are, without any sort of discrimination? In realizing that who you are today is but a direct result of coincidence of creation? Why is it so hard, to go beyond these slavish bonds by which we tie ourselves? You could have been any one of the other 6.5 billion people on the face of earth- if you (more…)

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Makes you think.

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I’d like to share this article, which discusses the de-merits of the education system in Pakistan, and why it’s so important to bring about a change in the minds of the young. Creativity, Innovation, Imagination- forgotten words in the vocabulary of Pakistani students, who learn to see the world only as they are taught, without questioning it, or giving thought to it at least! The author does a brilliant job of shedding light on this issue by an interesting narration, which provides food for thought for all.

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The narrow-minded blind

These lines, taken from ‘An essay on man’ by Alexander Pope, are truly thoughtful. Call it the narrow mindedness of man, but the truth is although man knows that further down the path of life, he will undoubtedly experience great sorrows and griefs, yet, he goes on. Why? Because he’s blind, and oblivious to the future. Take, for example, those afflicted with diseases for which no cure has been found- it must indeed be an experience beyond pain, only because they know what lies in wait for them.

So, future blindedness and hope of a better tomorrow is indeed a great blessing- don’t waste your time in trying to forecast the future, utilize the TODAY, and hope for the best! 🙂

Heav’n from all creatures hides the book of fate,
All but the page prescrib’d, their present state
From brutes what men, from men what spirits know
Or who could suffer being here below?
The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed today,
Had he thy reason, would he skip and play?
Pleas’d to the last, he crops the flow’ry food,
And licks the hand just rais’d to shed his blood.
Oh blindness to the future! kindly giv’n,
That each may fill the circle mark’d by Heav’n
Who sees with equal eye, as God of all,
A hero perish, or a sparrow fall,
Atoms or systems into ruin hurl’d,
And now a bubble burst, and now a world.
Hope humbly then; with trembling pinions soar;
Wait the great teacher Death; and God adore!
What future bliss, he gives not thee to know,
But gives that hope to be thy blessing now.
Hope springs eternal in the human breast
Man never is, but always to be blest

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