Here is a piece I wrote for my college's Islamic organization. I thought I would share it on my blog so a wider audience could have access to it.
We all do it. We'd be a**holes if we didn't smile and say thanks to the bus driver or ask a friend how their day has been. But what I'm talking about goes beyond practicing basic human decency-- I'm talking about pretending to care, or trying to be a better person than you really are,... Continue Reading →
Sensitive. From my research, it is derived from the French word sensitif which means, "capable of feeling," and the Medieval Latin word sensitivus, or, "capable of sensation." Pretty innocent, right? Today, however, sensitivity is associated with weakness, being easily hurt, and delicacy. And no one wants to be thought of in those ways, not when resilience... Continue Reading →