Posted by: yemenia68 | May 31, 2018

The world we live in……..

In a world with gene editing technology, humanoid robots, opioid epidemics, mass shootings, and lastly, gender neutral bathrooms, one can’t help but wonder if we live in the twilight zone. Is this for real?
What happened to the good old days when real people did their own jobs and men were called men and women called women? Was it so bad that we had to look for even more technology to liberate all and any aspect of human life. What is going on people? What happened to simplicity and living normal lives?
Everywhere you look, someone is trying to outrun or outdo someone or something. Through social media, we do it by either trying to achieve more likes on facebook, twitter, and youtube. Through science, we’ve achieved gene editing technologies and created humanoid robots because we have a need to be more creative because innovation is success, right? Let’s be serious here, to what extent does innovation plan to take us? Where is the human race headed?
Hey, I’m all for vacuum’s and dishwashers and whatnot but once innovation leads us to a world where we can no longer be human, that’s where I’m done with it. After all the ultimate goal is to alter DNA and build more robots because the human race is just not good enough the way it was created, right? Even the concept of man and woman has to be changed to gender neutral because science does not understand why or who created that concept to begin with.
Don’t get me started with the gender neutral bathrooms. Are we so confused that we can no longer identify what gender we are, or do we just want to be given a choice to become whatever we see fit. That does not sit well with me. I do not understand this concept at all. If people choose to believe that they are a different gender, that is their choice but please do not impose those beliefs on everyone else. So by passing laws that mandate gender neutral bathrooms, we are being forced to accommodate those beliefs. What has this world come to?
Am I the only one concerned here people? Do I live in some parallel universe or am I imagining all of this?
On a side note: The saddest part of all is that the whole world is looking to become like us. Third world countries are fighting for liberation from their dictatorship governments and uncivilized lives to become like the west. What exactly is it that seems so attractive? Western civilization has become less human and more scientific in thought, theory and actions and to what extent? In our so-called politically correct world, people have less compassion and more greed. So what exactly is so attractive about our innovation and leading technology, I dare ask.

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Human Existance, Religion, and Evolution.

evolution heaven

A majority of what I write is about life in general and sometimes
I write about my perspective regarding religion. As a Muslim, I learn
new things every day about my religion. Actually, the right word is
relearn. I love everything about Islam but sometimes I need a
reminder of my priorities as a practicing Muslim.
You’re probably wondering why I would need a reminder.
Well you see, life is a very complicated and complex journey.
Sometimes we humans can go astray (yes, I know there  is a very
broad definition to what going astray may mean, but in this case
I mean religion wise) because of our imperfections. We are created
that way, to make mistakes every now and then. Whether we learn
from our mistakes or not is optional since some of us are not too
bright. (Yeah, I like to crack jokes too). So every once in a while
we need reminders of our priorities in life.
You might even ask why religious people lose their righteous
path. What.. you think that people with religion have an armor
that protects them from an impure and contaminated world.
Well, think again, we are just as weak and vulnerable as
everyone else. We go through life challenges and tragedies
which consume us to the point of weakness and vulnerability.
The only difference is religion helps us heal and persevere.
It reminds us of why we are here.  It keeps us strong in our faith.
Because it is exactly that, FAITH.  We have faith in God…Who created
us for a purpose, to worship Him.
I believe that the most significant way to keep faith strong is in unity.
I’ve realized that when I am in a group discussing religion I feel
empowered by the strength the union creates within us. I suppose
that is why every religion has a place (mosque, church, or temple)
where groups unite to worship Allah (God).
I know it to be true that when I don’t discuss or read about my
religion for a long period of time, I tend to forget my religious
commitments and I start to indulge in temptation. Does that
make a bad Muslim, I don’t think so. It just shows that I’m human.
You know the rule that says the first thing a person needs to do to
change is to admit their flaws or insecurities,  that’s what keeps me
humble, acknowledging my flaws.
Humans were not created to be perfect, we were created to worship
Allah and to “learn” how to be better humans. It is a daily struggle to
fight temptation and better ourselves as humans because we have a
very strong adversary (shaytan) whose main goal in life is to distract
us from worshipping God, therefore leading us to evil.
Like I said, life is complicated and complex and the only way you can
survive successfully is with a manual (Quran) created by the only One
who knows everything there is to know about this world, our Creator,
Allah (God).
Of course I know there are a lot of people who believe that our entire
human exists began by chance because that makes sense, right? NOOOOOO!
Seriously though, how does a world of total complexity create itself. Do you
seriously believe that spontaneous production of a living organism is possible.
How does a living cell just pop out of nowhere and start reproducing other cells.
Nobody can even prove that. Which is why “the theory of evolution” is just that,
a THEORY. Of course scientist will argue that the common folk like myself couldn’t
understand scientific theory because we lack education or knowledge. You
only need common sense to realize that every living thing on this earth
cannot exist and continue to exist due to chance. If this was the case, why
can’t these scientist create one of the simplest creations on earth? They do
make it seem so simple. Oh yeah, they are waiting on another spontaneous
self-creating process to help them prove their theory. Another thing, even if the
evolution of a certain species is proven, how does that clarify how human existence
began?

For those of you who are like me, clueless to evolution,

see picture above, that surely explains everything.
Was that totally off topic? You think?

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,600 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

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Posted by: yemenia68 | December 28, 2013

How To Be Happy?

paradise

Do you ever stop to think about the things in life that make us happy.  Are the tangible and materialistic aspects of life more important to us or are the  psychological and more sentimental things what we appreciate more .
First of all, being happy and content all the time is somewhat unachievable if you ask me. Not trying to be pessimistic here, but seriously, there is no such thing. That is why we struggle throughout our lives. That is what makes life worth living, the struggle.
Secondly, depending on who you speak to, every individual has a different perspective on how to achieve happiness and whether it comes from a materialistic or psychological point of view.
One thing for sure is, every time we reach a certain goal, we are never content. There is always something missing. This is definitely the case when it comes to materialistic achievements. There will always  be space for more.  We are humans, right? It is in our nature.
On the other hand, sentimental goals seem a bit more simple. After all, all we want in life is love. To be loved by our families, our spouses, our children and our friends. That doesn’t seem like much to ask for, does it? What is so hard about loving the people you care about.
The problem is, even though love seems like such an easy achievement, conflict is what complicates it. Conflict is always there lurking, finding a way into our lives, building walls between us and our loved ones. Which means that achieving loving relationships is not necessarily the ultimate goal here. Maintaining those relationships is what is required for us to achieve the ” perfect and happy life”, I’m playing along here.

So in the end, whether our goal is materialistic or sentimental, there is always something keeping us from achieving total happiness. This is the way of life. What is the solution? You just need to understand how to live accordingly with what you have. All our obstacles come from our psyche. This does not mean that it is simple to program our minds into believing that we can overcome every negative aspect that we come by. It simply means that we need to be patient and humble in our quest for a simpler, less complicated life.

One does not need to achieve every possible aspect in life that they believe will make them happier, but instead should  love  and appreciate what he/she already has. Always putting into perspective  those who are less privileged will also help you appreciate what you have.

One more very crucial fact is that you will need to open your mind and accept that not everyone is open to simplicity and humility. In this day and age, most people seem to believe that these characteristics are only for those who are week, which is definitely not the case.

Posted by: yemenia68 | July 4, 2013

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 12,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 20 years to get that many views.

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