I knew this day would come, the day where I’d be writing my final blog post. This blog has been my fuel for the past 2 years. Whatever I’ve learnt over the years has been put into words here.
Now, as I near the end of my engineering life, I have to move on to bigger things. I’ll never stop being an author and a philosopher. I have big plans for myself where writing a novel is one of them. Opening a blog was just a small foundation I needed to set up for me to get on to the next bigger phase in my life. And now the time has come.
But I don’t want to end my very motivating blog on a tedious note. Instead I’ll be summing up what I’ve learnt through various books and mentors these past few years. Let’s begin. Read More
Toxic masculinity- heard the term before? it has been thrown around quiet often these days, and guess what the solution to toxic masculinity given by the media is? Make men less masculine and more like women.
Today more and more men are enrolling in women studies, gender studies, becoming stay at home dads and making their wives the provider of the family, More and more men are becoming WOMEN!
According to studies testosterone levels have dropped by nearly 50% since the 1960’s! In other words you can say that your grandfather had twice the testosterone you have now. So why the drastic change? Because of GMO’s. Read More
This is just an insight that came to me when I was having a conversation with my dad. I came to the realization that all the answers you seek are already inside of you; you already know the answer to 99% of the things you ask. The thing is that you have not experienced what your mind or heart is prompting you to do or explore.
We live in the Age of Information. This means that you have access to many different types of resources that can only do one thing- point you to what is already inside of you.
Observe how many times you nod your head when someone answers your question and you go “Duh! I knew that.” This shows that you have the answers within you. It’s just that you have never allowed yourself to explore them. Read More
Lately I’ve been seeing posts hating on Mondays and people crying when their weekend is coming to an end. If you’re one of those people I guarantee you hate the job you’re currently at and are doing it just out of fear of survival.
There are two surviving factors in a human being. Love and Fear. What most people do in our society is that they put survival ahead of their values. When you do that you’re nothing more than an animal because all your activities are based on fear and survival. Read More
People often ask me “Hamdaan, what is the use of going to the gym 6 days a week. How does it help with your studies and your future?”
In today’s world people are so busy doing a myriad of different things that they can never master any one particular thing and on top of it we eat shitty food and don’t exercise thus developing a sick, sad, depressed and polluted body that’s tired and out of shape. Even then we try to use it to perform really well in all the things we sign up for. As much as we like to dream big and stay positive with the “I can do anything” mindset, we can’t. It’s impossible. You can’t handle everything. What you can do is limited. You have limited energy, limited time and stress starts cumulating if you start overdoing yourself. Read More
I met up with my friend from 10th grade after nearly 4 years last night. This guy was famous for his talent and interest in singing and music back in school. He had big goals planned ahead regarding it, but last night he told me that he stopped pursuing it because he felt every one in that particular field were better than him and according to him other people put in less effort and yet everyone around him were much better than him. That made him feel there was no reason for him to continue trying.
The very first thing I told him after he completed his pitiful story was “Good, I am happy that everyone else is better than you.”
It’s that time of the year again. It’s time for the “resolutionist’s” to come out of their caves and set goals for the year. Which obviously will have no value and won’t mean anything to them when January ends. The New Year has been labeled as a time to catalyze positive change within ourselves, and as seen through cringe-worthy Facebook and Twitter posts, “New year, new me.” If you ask me the idea of resolutions on New Year’s is deluded. Nothing gets more on my nerves than knowing the fact that people wait nearly a whole year to bring positive changes in themselves. Intrinsically, there is nothing special about New Year’s, if you want to improve yourself, begin changing yourself and your routines from today. There is absolutely no reason to wait until a certain time of the year to do that.
So I have been dealing with a lot of hate and jealousy recently and it is really surprising when people close to you start acting funny. It makes you question yourself if you’ve done something wrong. As for me all I’ve been doing is making gains, dealing with businesses and trying to clear my exams. Seems nothing wrong there right? Then why all the hate and butthurt-ness?
There are a couple of things that I’d like to point out here, the very first one is that people don’t like it when you change. People in your environment don’t want you to grow up because it forces them to grow up, it forces them to have to change to match or reach your level.
I’ve seen people chase their goals with all their energy and I’ve seen it fade away over time. The problem is you’re bringing home the meat from your endeavours and it is costing you more than it should. I’d like to share a metaphor by Elliot Hulse who describes a balanced man as a king, a warrior, a magician and a lover. I’m going to talk to you about these and where you’re receiving this imbalance so that you can continue to be a warrior but in a much more intelligent fashion. These are the qualities you need to develop in yourself so you can continue to proceed in life with more creativity, concentration and pleasure. These are all the things that need to be in equal proportions for us to really enjoy our lives.
I could just end this post right now by asking you if you’ve ever seen a “plus size” 70 year old? No? That’s because they’re nowhere! They’re dead! But since I like roasting fat people I’ll keep going.
I’ve had enough of the so called fat acceptance movement and the plus size is beautiful bullshit. You’re not special. You’re not different. You’re not unique. You’re dying!
If you want to know how “healthy” being fat is then talk to a doctor. The entire medical community are not a bunch of cracks. There are 500,000 obesity related deaths per year.