Category: Youth

The Apology of Algebra

Why should we learn things like algebra? It is not uncommon to hear people say things about the putative uselessness of subjects such as math. If one is to apply the principle of charity and refrain oneself from asking what people think the house they live in was built with (or, for that matter, how

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Puppetry of the Encephalon

We live our life blindfolded. We cannot predict the future and we cannot change the past. I always ask myself how my character would be reflected. How I would want to be depicted. Or do others want me to act in a specific way for their own benefit? Surviving in this world is brutal. The

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Dream plus effort equals success

One day, a young boy was looking at the sky. What he saw was beautiful and amazing. The first satellite in the world’s history showed up in the heaven. The boy was so inspired, that after a while, he realized he wants to build a missile. The first rocket, which he had created with his

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Inner Turmoil

What is an idea? An idea should be something unique, since no one but you has your brain, your imagination and your creativity. In every single mind, perspective and perception work differently. So why do we manipulate each other? With invasiveness, burglarising minds, disloyalty to oneself, we lose a battle and suddenly we lose a

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The Message of the Mehndi

The floral-like, intricate traditional designs upon these hands are only done justice through the struggles of its making. There are the processes of wrapping aluminum foil around your hands and feet, adding lemon onto your drying hands, or even just allowing the green cracks to diminish onto your carpet or hardwood floors, making a mess

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Let your words reflect your true self

“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And more important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” These words of Steve Jobs; a prodigious man in the field of technology, are indeed so relevant as we explore the wonders of the 21st century. The lofty ideals of

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The X Factor

The classroom observes in horror as their instructor approaches the board with knowing haughtiness and scribbles hurriedly. He then turns quickly to face his abject audience who awaits explanation in baffled dread as they realize that numbers, concrete and predictable, have been replaced by letters, previously the concern of a far removed subject. “How can

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ACHIEVING DREAMS

I suppose we have all had dreams. The beauty of being human is the diversity. We all have different goals, different passions, and different aspirations. But how far are you willing to go to achieve your goals? Do you always push forth despite the stumbles you encounter? Are you always determined to accomplish your passions

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www.thinkforyourselves.com

17th September 2017 I’m still very unsure on what I have to write for my English assignment which is due next week. Hold on! Isn’t it the 17th today? This means that my assignment is due TOMORROW! OH NO! This can’t be happening to me. If I don’t turn this in tomorrow, my grades will

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Regarding Education

Why do we keep students in school for twelve, well, sixteen years for grad students, and still cover the same things? “Every action has an equal and opposite reaction,” the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell, Shakespeare is the greatest thing to have been on the face of the Earth, Columbus sailed the ocean

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Existential existentialism – the proof we are ourselves

Weak. Powerless. Fool. You are you. Ever since humans existed, everyone always varied in opinion when it comes to their social views. Some may be positive, in which they readily accept others, while some may be negative, in which they reject someone who doesn’t match the opinions they have. That’s completely normal. People have different

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To Be Yourself

We all live in a society that influences almost every ounce of our behavior, a society that encourages us and judges us at the same time. It’s almost as if we are the participants of a reality show and society is the judge. We all realize at some point during our lives that in the

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POWER

“Nearly all men can with stand adversity, but if you want to test a men’s character, give him “power” Abraham Lincoln. Do you agree? I agree with him totally First and foremost, in life man withstands adversity regardless of the task and nature of the environment he lives in. Men are one of the creatures

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One plus two equals… Huh?

‘In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.’ – Fran Lebowitz. What if randomly and out of the blue, a person was overheard saying that, “In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as addition.” Of course, they would be ridiculed and scoffed at. Similarly, even though

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The Downside

Steve Jobs, known for his internationally acclaimed technologically based Apple products, stated “Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And more important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” Mr. Jobs was regarded as an innovative entrepreneur whose own inspirational journey to the top is reflected in

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Before the Bull runs into the Girl

The heated confrontation in the New York’s Wall Street’s arena looks interesting but somewhat unfair; the Fearless Girl, who faces the gigantic Charging Bull, is not even the square root of his size. This looks insane, but all madness ever, had a fierce motive behind it. So definitely, here too, is an agenda. Feminism- that’s

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Get What You Should Have Had

We are born with our own right to choose what and how we want to live. Well, there are some accessories though, like our family, friends, and the 19other side of things such as wealth and health. Mostly, we like to discuss our problems with someone we trust, starting with chit-chat and progressing to a

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Tangled Cables In My Brain

“In real life, I assure you there is no such thing as algebra.” – Fran Lebowitz I have never read this quote, actually. Also, I have never searched for the meaning. But I am assured that this means something bigger than I could imagine. I have lived on this earth for about sixteen years. I

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