Islam

The Sanctity of Life and the Legacy of Prophet Muhammad

What does it mean to be Muslim? It is a striking question, especially when a Catholic – such as myself – considers it after years of research on Muslim-Christian relations. One matter which has struck me in my experiences with Muslims is the sanctity of life that so many of them hold dear in their…… Continue reading The Sanctity of Life and the Legacy of Prophet Muhammad

Philosophy

Robin Williams’s Best Scene

Robin Williams, a true great. Here’s a scene from Good Will Hunting in which he lays the smack-down on Matt Damon.  

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Laugh, Think, Cry

There are three things that we should do everyday of our lives. Number one is LAUGH. You should laugh everyday. Number two is THINK. You should spend some time in thought. And number three is that you should have your emotions move you to tears. Think about it… If you laugh, if you think, and…… Continue reading Laugh, Think, Cry

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Personal: Recapping an unforgettable September to December (2012)

The teaching season here at Trinity College Dublin has come to an end. I’m flying back home to Needham tomorrow, so I wanted to take some time to reflect on life since I arrived back to Dublin in September. For the past 12 weeks, I’ve taught five tutorials per week for the Researching Society course.…… Continue reading Personal: Recapping an unforgettable September to December (2012)

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Personal: The drive

There’s this drive within me.  I think it’s in my soul.  It’s always been with me.  I didn’t create it, though I certainly create from it.  It was given to me, but I don’t know when or by whom.  This drive is a mystery, though I’m certain that it pushes me forward and never backward.…… Continue reading Personal: The drive

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Personal: The struggle of writing

Ah, the life of a writer. You design your piece this way and that. You manage to find a framework which you think can work. You plow through the keyboard and think what you have is great, only to have someone else read it and realize that it’s actually crap. So you work through your…… Continue reading Personal: The struggle of writing

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Quoted: Inspiring quotes on finding your purpose

‘Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life… Therein he cannot be re­placed, nor can his life be repeated. Thus, everyone’s task is as unique as is his specific opportunity to implement it’. – Viktor Frankl ‘There’s no next time. It’s now or never’. – Celestine Chua ‘My life is my message’. – Gandhi…… Continue reading Quoted: Inspiring quotes on finding your purpose