A sting to remember

Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.
~ Bob Marley

Even if this place was the richest part of the world or the most modern nation on Earth, it would still be a living hell for people like myself. You see, this place’s ugliness lies deep inside the very disgusting nature of the people inhabiting it themselves.

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Sweet and sour

So I walk alone down the darkest roads
‘Cause I’ve always known how the story goes
When the curtain falls, I’ll be wearing thin
Clawing at the walls as they’re closing in
In this twisted plot I was destined for
I’m an astronaut on the ocean floor
So misunderstood ’till the bloody end
How I wish I could do it all again

It feels like I’m a lone survivor
Forgotten in a dark and deadly world
And on my own I walk alone
To see the sun again I’d give anything
But life demands a final chapter
A story that we all must leave behind
It’s do or die, and this is mine
The anthem of a bird with a broken wing

It’s another night of the living dead
Like a viper bite in a spider web
It’s so deathly dark in the alleyway
And a bleeding heart makes you easy prey
I would run and hide for the afternoon
With the butterfly in the panic room
Though I won’t be missed, I would say it’s time
For a different twist in the story line

~ Bird with a broken wing, Owl City

I’ve always been enchanted by Adam Young’s (a.k.a Owl City) ability to capture, in great detail and mystery, fragments of feelings and thoughts in his lyrics that are so closely related to my life. But “Bird With A Broken Wing” has been the closest to touching my life than any other song so far, both in content and timing …

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Why the fear of darkness is absurd

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.

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1 Human being = 1 Human being: Not rocket science

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.

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