Who you are and where you’re from does not matter. What matters is what you decide from this moment on. Isn’t that horrifyingly simple? We are lead to believe that we are our biographies, that our past will determine our future. Things like, “but you can’t do this because you’re from a third world country,” […]
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5 Steps to make it EASY to talk about money
Thinking about money got me thinking about toasters. You see, I’ve got a question for you: is money the root of all evil? Aren’t people – people making choices, albeit poor one – are the root of evil? Yes, they use money to “express” their evil… just like guns don’t kill people, people kill people. And this gets me […]
Are you even capable of reasoning with someone?
To reason with someone, you need to entertain other person’s thoughts with your own. You need to compare the other opinion with your own. To do this honestly, you actually need to allow for a possibility of your own opinion being wrong. This possibility, this thought that ‘maybe I have been wrong all along’ is […]
Is This what Your God wants?
As the drama right after Salman Taseer’s murder unfolded on GeoTV here, I tried to explain to Akhtar (the servant watching the TV with me), how this Qadri has tried to punish a supposed blasphemer (as of course, nothing Mr Taseer said could be put within the realm of blasphemy). I tried to explain to […]