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Life is a magical world for philosophers drowned in thoughts. They try to make out all things seeming bewildering. Their soul and minds are like that of little children new to this world. When something lies before them they are out on a restless journey through their sub-conscience to actually verify the most sensible and logical answer to their confusions. A philosopher and common man are distinguished on one basis; “The philosopher seeks and the common man only speaks.”

Man should be enlightened by the fact that part of our individual and united purpose in life is to exist for humanity. The reason for our existence is to sustain moral and ethical values. In fact, it is the most important reason why it is stressed upon in all cultures, religions and societies of the world. We must stop all human interest from vanishing before we end up in a pit of darkness and confusion. Before it’s too late we must wake up, open our eyes and see that the world is on the verge of collapsing. All humanity has forgotten that we must follow the basics. These concepts of unity, friendship, love etc. have been existing and inserted in the human minds from the very first generations. Now is the stage where we all are aware that unity, peace, love, friendship etc. must be created but are not following it. Events from the history give us such lucid evidence that war, disputes led to horrible fates and consequences. History even lays proof that when communities united they created such strength and harmony that they entirely portrayed that all human kind is one. Although it may seem impossible for the whole globe to live together in peace and harmony because of the differences, that doesn’t mean that mankind should be intolerant towards each other.

Unity is the first and foremost duties upon us. We all must co-operate with each other, never forgetting the essence of love. And if these issues of disarray are resolved only then will this earth stand as one body. A body that is free of any kind of disease or malfunction. If unity is achieved then the purpose of mankind is achieved. But to achieve unity is a task within itself which we, the world, as one, must strive for because the only thing this struggle will lead to is self-benefit. Benefit for each individual. In fact it will prove advantageous for the development of all societies. Once we join hands no disputes will arise therefore leading to all development to continue without any harmful, irrational hindrance. If we will have constant development without any disturbances the world will be far ahead in all aspects. We can save the earth from destruction, be it economically or environmentally.

Violence and disunity are our worst enemies and we have to crush them before they take over the human race and destroy it. Humankind is supposed to work for humankind. Each individual exists to help and be helped, be it on a large or small scale. Taking the example of the Holy Prophet(peace be upon him), he ventured a life that struggled for the human race, crushing evil and raising good. This evidently led to human development. Then looking upon Jesus Christ, he took troubles and strived hard for his people. He helped out the poor, helpless people in his time, and so did the Prophet(peace be upon him). Apart from religious leaders, if we shine light upon the previous emperors, such as the Moguls, we see that even they tried to bring balance and peace in the vast lands they ruled. Helping humanity is our purpose. Even the Quran, Bible and other religious books indicate towards the helping of poor, the helpless, doing good deeds and putting the wrong-doers on the right track.

It is the responsibility of each individual to preserve trust, love and humanity. We are on the verge of decline as we are not fulfilling these duties. So before we shatter to fragments, we must work together and achieve our aim. Each individual must work for good and the benefit of humans and their rights. We, being the youths, will become the care-takers of this world in the future. So being the young generation, it would be advantageous for us if we understood the concept now, and implement these actions now. So that our previous generation will learn from us and the next generation will follow.

by Rubab Meraj
The City School

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A woman who called off her $30,000 wedding has invited homeless people to come and eat the food prepared for the reception.

Sarah Cummins, 25, broke off her wedding, then realised that her sit-down reception dinner for 170 at the Ritz Charles was non-refundable.

Feeling “really sick” about throwing away the food she had ordered for the reception, she began contacting local homeless shelters and has invited people to come along.

“We’re doing all the same stuff, just arranging the tables differently, so there’s no head table for the bridal party, no cake table or gift table,” Cummins told Media.

Purdue University pharmacy student Sarah Cummins, 25, has spent the past few years planning her dream wedding. She’s spent years saving and working overtime to pay for the $30,000 extravaganza.

Cummins arranged for two buses to pick up about 170 residents and their families.

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“Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be”

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The most dreadful word a Pakistani student can hear in his student life is ‘fail’. Although Pakistani’s have proved to show the world, their extraordinary talent in an assortment of fields- be it education, politics and many others there are students in Pakistan that persist to struggle to achieve preferred positions, designations and most of all grades. We all know how concerned our parents are about our grades, and not so providentially some students who could not grab the utmost of their scores and grades they live their sophomore years with the constant ranting by the society. Not only does the society blame them, but their parents too are ashamed of them?

So does a failure in grades means that the person is a total failure? Well absolutely not, Pakistani students need to realize this. FAILING in itself demands us to; give it another go for least a statistically significant number. What if you fail? A failure helps us shape us our dreams and aspirations and work hard for them. Talk about JK Rowling, Bill Gates and the element if failure has made their success worth it. Talking about a few of their success stories we might get a better insight on what made them work hard even after the failures. This way, many people can know, as a matter of fact that how necessary it is to continue with the same zeal and zest even after you have failed once. You need to have faith in God, and believe that your capabilities will make you, find your way through it.

J. K. Rowling; We owe that woman for Harry Potter, don’t we? Rowling may be undulating in a lot of Harry Potter  today, but before she published the series of novels she was nearly penniless, severely depressed, divorced, trying to raise a child on her own while attending school and writing a novel. Rowling went from depending on welfare to survive to being one of the richest women in the world in a span of only five years through her hard work and determination.

Oprah Winfrey; Most people know Oprah as one of the most iconic faces on TV as well as one of the richest and most successful women in the world. Oprah faced a hard road to get to that position, however, enduring a uneven and often abusive childhood as well as numerous career setbacks.

Bill Gates; Gates didn’t seem like a shoe-in for success after dropping out of Harvard and starting a failed first business with Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen called Traf-O-Data. While this early idea didn’t work, Gates’ later work did, creating the global empire that is Microsoft.

Albert Einstein; Most of us take Einstein’s name as synonymous with genius, but he didn’t always show such promise. Einstein did not speak until he was four and did not read until he was seven, causing his teachers and parents to think he was mentally handicapped, slow and anti-social. Eventually, he was expelled from school and was refused admittance to the Zurich Polytechnic School. It might have taken him a bit longer, but most people would agree that he caught on pretty well in the end, winning the Nobel Prize and changing the face of modern physics.

Isaac Newton; was undoubtedly a genius when it came to math, but he had some failings early on. He never did particularly well in school and when put in charge of running the family farm, he failed miserably, so poorly in fact that an uncle took charge and sent him off to Cambridge where he finally became into the scholar we know today.

The reason for providing you with the history of their stories and all is to stimulate courage inside of you and optimism will help many people around the world to continue to have success stories after failures. Going through these failures and successes is what makes you work passionately for your preferred profession or career.

Rida Kamal
Beaconhouse School System

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“Failure isn’t fatal, but failure to change might be”

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The most dreadful word a Pakistani student can hear in his student life is ‘fail’. Although Pakistani’s have proved to show the world, their extraordinary talent in an assortment of fields- be it education, politics and many others there are students in Pakistan that persist to struggle to achieve preferred positions, designations and most of all grades. We all know how concerned our parents are about our grades, and not so providentially some students who could not grab the utmost of their scores and grades they live their sophomore years with the constant ranting by the society. Not only does the society blame them, but their parents too are ashamed of them?

So does a failure in grades means that the person is a total failure? Well absolutely not, Pakistani students need to realize this. FAILING in itself demands us to; give it another go for least a statistically significant number. What if you fail? A failure helps us shape us our dreams and aspirations and work hard for them. Talk about JK Rowling, Bill Gates and the element if failure has made their success worth it. Talking about a few of their success stories we might get a better insight on what made them work hard even after the failures. This way, many people can know, as a matter of fact that how necessary it is to continue with the same zeal and zest even after you have failed once. You need to have faith in God, and believe that your capabilities will make you, find your way through it.

J. K. Rowling; We owe that woman for Harry Potter, don’t we? Rowling may be undulating in a lot of Harry Potter  today, but before she published the series of novels she was nearly penniless, severely depressed, divorced, trying to raise a child on her own while attending school and writing a novel. Rowling went from depending on welfare to survive to being one of the richest women in the world in a span of only five years through her hard work and determination.

Oprah Winfrey; Most people know Oprah as one of the most iconic faces on TV as well as one of the richest and most successful women in the world. Oprah faced a hard road to get to that position, however, enduring a uneven and often abusive childhood as well as numerous career setbacks.

Bill Gates; Gates didn’t seem like a shoe-in for success after dropping out of Harvard and starting a failed first business with Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen called Traf-O-Data. While this early idea didn’t work, Gates’ later work did, creating the global empire that is Microsoft.

Albert Einstein; Most of us take Einstein’s name as synonymous with genius, but he didn’t always show such promise. Einstein did not speak until he was four and did not read until he was seven, causing his teachers and parents to think he was mentally handicapped, slow and anti-social. Eventually, he was expelled from school and was refused admittance to the Zurich Polytechnic School. It might have taken him a bit longer, but most people would agree that he caught on pretty well in the end, winning the Nobel Prize and changing the face of modern physics.

Isaac Newton; was undoubtedly a genius when it came to math, but he had some failings early on. He never did particularly well in school and when put in charge of running the family farm, he failed miserably, so poorly in fact that an uncle took charge and sent him off to Cambridge where he finally became into the scholar we know today.

The reason for providing you with the history of their stories and all is to stimulate courage inside of you and optimism will help many people around the world to continue to have success stories after failures. Going through these failures and successes is what makes you work passionately for your preferred profession or career.

Rida Kamal
Beaconhouse School System

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