When making a clock makes news – Ahmed Mohamed #IStandWithAhmed

On Monday 14th September, a Muslim kid in Irving, Texas brought a clock to school that he had made to impress his teacher. Little did he know that this would bring him in the worldwide media within the next 24 hours. This 14 year old boy as he mentioned in an interview, had been a victim in his younger years where he was called names, like terrorist and bomb maker, obviously thanks to the amazing media and how it has portrayed Muslims around the world.

The support for this boy has become tremendous in the past few days and he’s received an invitation from Obama, and Mark from Facebook. I personally feel such incidents really bring out some of the issues that usually are just covered up. It’s a good thing this issue got so much visibility, it deserved it. We don’t need to be living in a time where little kids just because of their color should be arrested, while other kids living in Texas can take pictures with guns in their hands. That’s double standard to the max.

Ahmed said that one of the officers leaned back and said “I knew it was one of those”, trying to say that he knew that it has to be a Muslim or a brown guy.

There are various campaigns running for Ahmed, one of them is to collect funds for his college and help him reach a high place in the tech world.

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Refugees are humans like you and me

aylanThe tiny body of the baby Aylar (3), who was found lifeless on the shores of Turkey has made headlines around the world. It’s also a scene that should be a wake-up call for those who see refugees as “gold diggers”. Any sane person would realize that whoever puts their little babies in boats has probably had no choice left. No parent in the entire world, would take such a risk if it was safer for them to be on a boat than the land they are roaming from. And it’s totally wrong to assume that a poor person would do anything to come to the west, even if it means they have to get rid of their babies. Actually the amount of love poor people have for one another is far greater than the materialistic love rich people have between them.

It’s actually tragedies like these that separate the wheat from the shaft. If you as a person can not help someone else in need, then there is absolutely no use crying when you are in need and no one comes for help. That’s how the world functions, it’s give and take. And the best thing about giving is that you will get so much back in return that you would want to do it again and again.

Despite a few politicians in Norway who have tried to color the whole situation to be a disaster for Norway if more refugees are welcomed here, thousands and thousands of Norwegians have come together on various facebook groups where they collect food, clothes, toys and everything imaginable for the refugees and welcomed them as their own family members.

I realize that some people might worry about what will happen to their country in the future, and how their finances will be affected, but let’s not forget that looking at a situation in hand that’s so serious is far more important than trying to come up with a projected number in the next 10 years.

This mindset that everyone who comes from another country is worthless, needs to be changed. I feel that people who leave their homes with their little babies under their arms have gone through too much already that they have to deal with mindless buffoons who think of no one else but themselves.

If you are one of those who is helping other human beings in need, be proud because not everyone gets such a chance and not everyone is privileged enough to be the one helping someone in need.

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Special children from up above

According to a survey in Norway, 9 out of 10 people abort their unborn child if they fear that their child carries signs of Down Syndrome. For those that don’t know what that is, see the picture attached.

A child with Down Syndrome has inherited an additional or extra copy of a particular chromosome. In the case of Down’s syndrome, the affected individuals have three copies rather than two of chromosome 21. The consequence of this additional copy is that it changes the balance of the body resulting in characteristic intellectual and physical features.

So why do they abort the child?
From the look of things it seems most of them are afraid of the time such a special child would consume. They are scared of the way things will or will not work out. The health of such a child is not so good but then again who can guarantee that a perfectly born child will not have a noncurable disease?

Individuals affected with Down Syndrome tend to be shorter than normal, have broad short hands and poor muscle tone Some half heart defect that can be treated while in others it can’t be. They might also have problems with their gut making it difficult to eat while increasing the risk of thyroid problems.

So are all the complications above enough to take the life of YOUR child?
Not everyone is mentally so strong to deal with such things, but then again when did life ever throw anything at us that’s easy? We are day in day out put into situations by our own actions that require us to be stable minded and get out of them without going nuts.

Most of us who think we are perfect in our health go for a doctor’s checkups just to find out that we have cancer, or some other disease. Wouldn’t it be fair to us that our parents found out that before our birth and aborted us? That would be amazing wouldn’t it? Because then they would be doing us a favor.. And why do people forget that a child who is born with Down Syndrome hasn’t gotten his genes from your neighbor.. it’s YOUR genes.. maybe you are the abnormal one here? A woman in Australia killed her two sons and said it was the greatest act of love.. difference is she killed them when they were 9 and 11 while others go ahead with such act when the child doesn’t have his own social id. (see her story here )

Are we “normal” human beings such a special species that anyone who is not “like” us is not normal? If we have no possible way to predict the future then how come we take matters into our hands that truly should be left on its own. How many of those that are aborting children with Down Syndrome enjoying their time with their normal kids? Not many actually. And if you look at the statistics, normal people leave their old parents in old homes, something that a Down Syndrome kid wouldn’t be capable of even imagining. They are love all the way.

Next time you talk or look rudely at a kid or a person with Downs, maybe it’s time to realize that the abnormal person is no one other than you.

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7 signs that you should quit your job

Having a job is essential. It provides bread and butter on the table, and keeps things going. But the reality is that the world isn’t perfect, and sometimes you can be in a job that you don’t like at all. Obviously one should realize that having a job in itself is a blessing, and not everyone has a place to go to everyday. But that shouldn’t keep you glued to something you dread going to every single morning for years and years.

I must admit I have had jobs I  loved to bits, and enjoyed going to every single morning for years, but I have also been in companies where my skills were never tapped, and I felt as if I was just sitting and getting a paycheck for not doing much at all. I personally LIKE to earn my money, and would leave a job if I feel I am not giving my 100% or see that I am not being utilized to my full potential. Of course keeping in mind my skills.

Ok so below are the signs I have noted down that will give you an indication as to if you really are in a dead-end job or just have one of those days, which almost everyone has.

  1. You lack passion and feel things aren’t moving forward
  2. You are miserable whenever you think of going to work
  3. You have lost balance between work/personal life
  4. Your skills are not being tapped at all
  5. Your duties at work have changed but pay hasn’t
  6. You don’t get excited and are constantly bored
  7. You experience verbal abuse

If you have three or more of the signs present in your work situation, prepare a nice CV and start applying. And please do NOT quit until you have found another job. :)

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