I found this on my smartphone, which I apparently wrote on the 3rd of June 2014:
Reading is a necessity even for the normal person for several reasons … First, we don’t live in a world that consists only of our surroundings … The world is ruled by laws and moving ideas … Reading is like learning a language; a base for any conversation and for understanding people and yourself too … That’s why it’s funny, and probably hilarious, to repeat the phrase “reading is a hobby.” No, it’s a human duty like learning to speak.
Reading is an extra eye, hand, and leg which makes you outreach beyond your narrow limits and makes you understand your position in this life and what made you the way you are.
~Mr M, from our conversations 
This was probably the part when it had me; reading. So I decided to continue reading his book and his articles. And the more I read the more I understood and, in the same time, the more I found things that I couldn’t understand. I kept asking him about them, but his time was limited and some of the answers were more or less sufficient. I needed to know much more. I needed to learn more and more, and there was one topic that was more pressing than anything else: morality.
Why do we fear the dark?
Why does the mere absence of an electromagnetic wave, we call “light”, threaten us so much?
It affects no more than one of our senses.
Can’t you see how illogical it is?
A tiny species living on a rock floating in a dark universe, dominated by dark matter and dark energy, feel insecure when the lights go off in their small worlds.
That’s specially ironical when you know that they originally started in the darkness of the ocean depth
Blind people aren’t afraid of the dark.
Barney: True story.
~How I met your mother (TV series)
My love for reading might be a little hard for some people to fully understand, even for people who actually love it just like I do. Naturally those who don’t like it don’t get it because they don’t know what they’re missing. But most of those who share it’s love probably have had it for a very long time that they don’t know what it’s like not to have it. To me it resembles the story in Genesis where man is fascinated by woman after living so much without her and feeling so lonely until he finally meets an equal partner . In fact, it’s very similar to my story, because the day I met reading is the day I got reintroduced to humanity and culture in the flesh.
My dear sweetheart,
In the virtual world, thinking before pressing the “enter” key is the equivalent of thinking before speaking. It’s the milliseconds before using it in an IM chat, the seconds before clicking it for a comment on a social network, or the minutes you have to think before pressing it to post something, that determine your fate and the features of your virtual “you”.
Personality development depends on the interplay of instinct and environment during the first five years of life. ~ http://www.simplypsychology.org
This entry is about the most important years of my early life. It’s about the places and people who influenced my first 7 years of my childhood and consequently my whole life. They’re probably the author of a substantial part from who I am today. Continue reading
Anna’s Mother:Man In The Sky forbid!
~ The invention of lying (2009)
I think it’s really interesting how ancient man found a way to exonerate his absurd ideas from scrutiny; by inventing the concept of “holiness”. Want to protect a silly lie from criticism? Just say that it came from a holly source that’s above inspection.
A debate about gender equality emerged yesterday on one of my liberal friends’ facebook page because he (who happens to have moved to the US last year to study after living his whole life in our developing country) posted that he he was sick of the amount of sexist posts he’s been seeing on facebook. He posted in Arabic meaning that he was addressing his fellow Arabs and not his other International friends.
Rachel Dawes: Wait! You could die. At least tell me your name.
Bruce Wayne: …It’s not who I am underneath… but what I *do*… that defines me.
~ Batman begins (film) 2005