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Corporate Slavery

A Note from “Corporate Slavery” by M B A Khan.

When I was living in the UK I used to see people whine about “Mondays“. Now something similar has started to pop up in the Minds, Facebook profiles and Twitter accounts of Corporate Workers here in Pakistan too, in fact almost everyone except for the “Self-Employed“. We understand that we have to follow “the Goras/the west” because we have their systems employed in our social, economical and political mix of both our individual lives and as a country, but that too, to an extent where we even have to be upset and/or be happy about life according to their perception of it?

Self-Employed people on the other hand like Mondays way too much, and for many reasons. So, are we headed in the wrong direction or totally in the opposite direction?

By the way, just a little info at the end of my stance, being Self-Employed is a Sunnah of the Holy Prophet Muhammad SAW.

Your comments would benefit us all.


Simplicity is the best policy!

You would not believe your eyes
If ten million fireflies
Lit up the world as I fell asleep

‘Cause they’d fill the open air
And leave tear drops everywhere
You’d think me rude
But I would just stand and stare

I’d like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly
It’s hard to say that I’d rather stay
Awake when I’m asleep
‘Cause everything is never as it seems

‘Cause I’d get a thousand hugs
From ten thousand lightning bugs
As they tried to teach me how to dance

A Foxtrot above my head
A sock hop beneath my bed
A disco ball is just hanging by a thread

I’d like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly
It’s hard to say that I’d rather stay
Awake when I’m asleep
‘Cause everything is never as it seems
When I fall asleep

Leave my door open just a crack
(Please take me away from here)
‘Cause I feel like such an insomniac
(Please take me away from here)
Why do I tire of counting sheep
(Please take me away from here)
When I’m far too tired to fall asleep

To ten million fireflies
I’m weird ’cause I hate goodbyes
I got misty eyes as they said farewell

But I’ll know where several are
If my dreams get real bizarre
‘Cause I saved a few and I keep them in a jar

I’d like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly
It’s hard to say that I’d rather stay
Awake when I’m asleep
‘Cause everything is never as it seems
When I fall asleep

I’d like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly
It’s hard to say that I’d rather stay
Awake when I’m asleep
‘Cause everything is never as it seems
When I fall asleep

I’d like to make myself believe
That planet earth turns slowly
It’s hard to say that I’d rather stay
Awake when I’m asleep
Because my dreams are bursting at the seams

Fireflies
Owl City
Adam Young

Now this song never stops amusing me! Whenever I listen to it I fall back in love with it. Takes me back to my dreams, where I’m in control of everything, and by everything I mean everything and everyone! It reminds me of the little details of life that we often fail to cherish when these  details require our prompt attention and care. I’ve always believed that real beauty lies in real details. We shouldn’t always be aiming for bigger goals in life, ignoring all the smaller achievements by not sharing them with our loved ones, because at the of the day why do we do things in life really? The only true answer is because we want to share them. Anyway, It’s needless to say one should be ambitious in life but at the same time one should always take time out for the little things that matter to most of us!

Another essence that I’d like to talk about from the song, is that one should always take his time doing things. There are no shortcuts in life, and it’s for all the good reasons, only that we don’t see the reasons then. Life can only teach its lessons by letting us experiment all the way through it, from the day we are born till the day we stop existing. People who look for shortcuts they keep doing so for the rest of their lives up until when it’s time for them to go back to the (ALLAH)Creator and then they realise that there were no shortcuts, really. It’s just like when they say that the journey is as important as the destination. There’s one more thing, until and unless you prove yourself worthy of something you can’t really enjoy it, it doesn’t matter you earn it or get it for free! So yeah, I think we should cherish each moment that we live and live it as if it is our last!

The last thing that it reminds me of, is childhood innocence and childhood on the whole. It makes me think about why and how our lives become so complicated. Why do people become complicated? Why don’t things and relationships stay the same forever? Where does our own simplicity go? Why do people start having different opinions about things? Why do people start hating other people? Why?

Anyway, I think these questions cannot be answered or maybe I don’t have the wisdom to go about answering these complex questions about the philosophy of life, because at least I don’t want to participate in this chaos. Not anymore! I always lived a simple life and simple life is what everyone should live.

So yeah, this song is all about wanting to keep things simple like they were in our childhood. It’s about remembering and trying to hold on to our childhood and never letting it go! Which I think is a brilliant idea, because life was so much more beautiful then, than what it has become.

Thanks for the read,

M B A Khan


LoSerpan and it’s biggest side effect!

LoSerpan: Something that losers do!

To talk about it in detail I can tell you that it is the false belief that you’re in ‘love’ with someone, which leads to a relationship. It is also the result of a prior commitment between two individuals who think it’s ‘OK’ to be in a relationship as they are going to become life partners later in life. Such commitments are often secret, unofficial and non-marital, and so is everything else resulting from such commitments.

Girl in Regret - Image Source: http://schoolistuff.blogspot.com/2010/11/regret.html

So, why is it called LoSerpan? Because it is actually giving in to your weaknesses, whereby you compromise on things like values, religion, culture, modesty, conscience and then there comes a time when you think you’re already dead, if not really, then at least you start believing that! Well, that’s not entirely true my friends, but that’s a different story and a different perspective of it…

Anyway, my point behind this blog post is not just to tell you people about LoSerpan, because people normally know what LoSerpan is, no matter what they call it. My point here is to warn you guys and girls about LoSerpan’s biggest side effect. And yeah, mind you, there are so many other side effects that a ‘sane’ person would never fall for any type of LoSerpan, but then again, that’s why people like me, call it LoSerpan: Something that losers do. The biggest side effect is the regret that you get out of losing your virginity with the wrong person at the wrong time in your life, believing that it’s ‘OK’ because he/she is eventually going to be your husband or wife. And this is often done in naivety, though I wouldn’t call individuals involved ‘innocent’ in any way, but yeah to an extent they don’t really know what they’re doing and how dreadfully they’re going to regret it for the rest of their lives.

There are many factors behind this ‘side effect’. Our media: films, television, advertisements, and even the news nowadays promote such relationships and commitments. Our friends in LoSerpan make it look and sound good only because they’re losers themselves. Siblings, just because my brother/sister has a girlfriend/boyfriend I have to keep one as well, and so many other factors that I don’t want to talk about…

To conclude, I would say I have seen it and heard it enough times now, people in LoSerpan I have just one thing to say to you, It’s never too late to sort things out in your head and in your life. Everyone is entitled to make mistakes in their life but as they say it: Not learning from a mistake is a bigger mistake! Don’t make bigger mistakes and ruin your life completely, if not for yourself, do it for other people in your life, people who ‘really’ love you.

In the end, I would like you all to watch this music video ‘Khwabon ke rishte’ by Najam Shiraz it has a lesson for all the LoSers in LoSerpan!

 

 

Cheers!
M B A Khan


Life at 2pm

Alhumdulillah… 🙂

*whatever happens, happens for a reason*

How cruel can life be at times, one would think most of the time?
Have we ever thought how things are better for you than someone else, if you’d think like this; there would be a BIG Alhamdolillah on its way at all times.
Thank Allah mian for all that He decided to give you or even take away from you. There had to be some behtari in it, nai? I’m blessed to be adhering to the feeling of being content, that balance in life, that happiness, that inner peace with how life is.
Ps. Bearing inner peace doesn’t mean I stop working hard for my goals, there is a constant war between the inner peace, contentment and what I wish to do with my life. Haye!

Lifes good… well yes most of it 😉

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A brain-wrecking manual on happiness.

Refreshing… 🙂

Thoughts from Tdot

For quite sometime, I used to believe that we do what we have/need to do. There is no such thing as passion. Passion was just like any other word to me. But by doing things which I love I changed my perspective of passion and realized that passion is actually a very mandatory component of everything we do. A few days back when I was struggling with life (which is school essentially), I took myself through what I call the thought-process. When things don’t work out and when life seems to be going nowhere then you need a break – a short one, perhaps. A bit heavy duty for a young mind but will work for your best in a long run. So this short process will help you stay away from depression and many other unnecessary burdens of life. It might not work for you but it did for…

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