RIOT DON'T DIET

Do something. Either lead, follow or get out the way. Justice delayed is justice denied

Someone once told me that human beings have three dimensions: how you see yourself, how others see you, and how you want others to see you. The closer the distance between the three dimensions, the more at peace you are and the more stable you become.

—Marwa Rakha 

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How to Find your Purpose

How to Find your Purpose

1. Take time to ponder the questions “What really matters in life; what do I want to have achieved when I look back over my life?”

2. Make time for solitude and silence. Filling every minute makes it hard to listen to our intuition, or that inner guiding voice.

3. Seek out people who inspire you – and then learn from them. There are many people who live inspiring lives. We can learn from their experience, and what they have to share.

4. Consciously monitor your progress. It is easy to slip back into unproductive habits. Hence, we need to be committed to sticking to our plan.

5. Accept that struggles and setbacks will be part of your experience. There will be times when you are tempted to give up and stop trying … but choosing to keep going will lead you to your dreams.

Don’t believe everything you hear. There are always three sides to a story: your, theirs and the truth.

—Lessons Learned in Life (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

psychyeah:

Positive Self-Affirmation May Backfire on People with Low Self-Esteem
Some people have a level of success using self-affirmation mantras like “I’m great and people like me.” Others find them trite and unhelpful. The distinction may boil down to self-esteem and, more importantly, how much self-affirmation causes conflicting internal thoughts.
A study conducted at the University of Waterloo found that repeating self-affirmation statements like “I’m a loveable person” boosted self-esteem in some subjects. However, in subjects with already low self-esteem, they found that repeating the mantra only made the situation worse. They theorize that this is because the conflict between self-perception and the statements themselves caused more stress, leading the subject to feel worse:

"…outlandish, unreasonably positive self-statements, such as ”I accept myself completely,” are often encouraged by self-help books.
Our results suggest that such self-statements may harm the very people they are designed for: people low in self-esteem.”

The problem of low self-esteem, according to the study’s authors, isn’t one that can be solved simply by telling yourself something over and over until you believe it. Self-affirmation can help someone with otherwise high self-esteem get through periods of doubt and stress, but low self-esteem typically needs more concrete perception adjustments in order to escape the cycle of self-denial.

psychyeah:

Positive Self-Affirmation May Backfire on People with Low Self-Esteem

Some people have a level of success using self-affirmation mantras like “I’m great and people like me.” Others find them trite and unhelpful. The distinction may boil down to self-esteem and, more importantly, how much self-affirmation causes conflicting internal thoughts.

A study conducted at the University of Waterloo found that repeating self-affirmation statements like “I’m a loveable person” boosted self-esteem in some subjects. However, in subjects with already low self-esteem, they found that repeating the mantra only made the situation worse. They theorize that this is because the conflict between self-perception and the statements themselves caused more stress, leading the subject to feel worse:

"…outlandish, unreasonably positive self-statements, such as ”I accept myself completely,” are often encouraged by self-help books.

Our results suggest that such self-statements may harm the very people they are designed for: people low in self-esteem.”

The problem of low self-esteem, according to the study’s authors, isn’t one that can be solved simply by telling yourself something over and over until you believe it. Self-affirmation can help someone with otherwise high self-esteem get through periods of doubt and stress, but low self-esteem typically needs more concrete perception adjustments in order to escape the cycle of self-denial.

(Source: Lifehacker)

I’ve really tried to understand the Israelis. I used to work on a farm in Israel. I speak Hebrew. I watch their news. All the time they talk about fear. How they have to run to their bunkers to hide from the rockets. How their children can’t sleep because of the sirens. This is not a good way for them to live. We Palestinians don’t talk about fear, we talk about death. Our rockets scare them; their rockets kill us. We have no bomb shelters, we have no sirens, we have nowhere we can take our children and keep them safe. They are scared. We are dying.

Israel.

Question: Which country alone in the Middle East has nuclear weapons?
Answer: Israel

Question: Which country in the Middle East has just recently used a weapon of mass destruction, a one-ton smart bomb, dropping it in the center of a highly populated area killing civilians including children?
Answer: Israel

Question: What country in the Middle East was cited by Amnesty International fordemolishing more than 4000 innocent Palestinian homes as a means of ethnic cleansing?
Answer: Israel

Question: What country on Planet Earth has the second most powerful lobby in the United States , according to a recent Fortune magazine survey of Washington insiders?
Answer: Israel

Question: Which country in the Middle East receives U.S. weapons for free and then sells the technology to the Republic of China even at the objections of the U.S. ?
Answer: Israel

Question: Which country in the Middle East regularly violates the Geneva Convention by imposing collective punishment on entire towns, villages, and camps, for the acts of a few, and even goes as far as demolishing entire villages while people are still in their homes?
Answer: Israel

Question: Which country in the Middle East routinely kills young Palestinian children for no reason other than throwing stones at armored vehicles, bulldozers, or tanks?
Answer: Israel

Question: Which country in the Middle East refuses to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty and bars international inspections? ?
Answer: Israel

Question: Which country in the Middle East seized the sovereign territory of other nations by military force and continues to occupy it in defiance of United Nations Security Council resolutions?
Answer: Israel

Question: Which country in the Middle East routinely violates the international borders of another sovereign state with warplanes and artillery and naval gunfire?
Answer: Israel

Question: What American ally in the Middle East has for years sent assassins into other countries to kill its political enemies (a practice sometimes called exporting terrorism)?
Answer: Israel

Question: In which country in the Middle East have high-ranking military officers admitted publicly that unarmed prisoners of war were executed?
Answer: Israel

Question: What country in the Middle East refuses to prosecute its soldiers who have acknowledged executing prisoners of war?
Answer: Israel

Question: What country in the Middle East created millions of refugees and refuses to allow them to return to their homes, farms and businesses?
Answer: Israel

Question: What country in the Middle East refuses to pay compensation to people whose land, bank accounts and businesses it confiscated?Answer: Israel

Question: In what country in the Middle East was a high-ranking United Nations diplomat assassinated?
Answer: Israel

Question: In what country in the Middle East did the man who ordered the assassination of a high-ranking U.N. diplomat become prime minister?
Answer: Israel

Question: What country in the Middle East blew up an American diplomatic facility in Egypt and attacked a U.S. ship, the USS Liberty, in international waters, killing 34 and wounding 171 American sailors?
Answer: Israel

Question: What country in the Middle East employed a spy, Jonathan Pollard, to steal classified documents from USA and then gave some of them to the Soviet Union ?
Answer: Israel

Question: What country at first denied any official connection to Pollard, then voted to make him a citizen and has continuously demanded that the American president grant Pollard a full pardon?
Answer: Israel

Question: What Middle East country allows American Jewish murderers to flee to its country to escape punishment in the United States and refuses to extradite them once in their custody?
Answer: Israel

Question: What Middle East country preaches against hate yet builds a shrine and a memorial for a murderer who killed 29 Palestinians while they prayed in their Mosque.?
Answer: Israel

Question: Which country in the Middle East deliberately targeted a civilian U.N. Refugee Camp in Qana , Lebanon and killed 103 innocent men, women, and especially children?
Answer: Israel

Question: Which country in the Middle East is in defiance of 69 United Nations Security Council resolutions and has been protected from 29 more by U.S. vetoes?
Answer: Israel

Question: Which country in the Middle East receives more than one-third of all U.S. aid to the world yet is the 16th richest country in the world?
Answer: Israel

Question: Which country in the Middle East had its Prime Minister announce to his staff not to worry about what the United States says because “We control America ?”
Answer: Israel

Question: Which country in the Middle East signed the Oslo Accords promising to halt any new Jewish Settlement construction, but instead, has built more than 270 new settlements since the signing?
Answer: Israel

Question: Which country in the Middle East has assassinated more than 100 political officials of its opponent in the last 2 years while killing hundreds of civilians in the process, including dozens of children?
Answer: Israel

-Eduardo Corrêa

Banksy. 

Banksy. 

The death of a Pakistani woman

We hear about brutality taking place all over the words. Whether it be brutal acts towards the Palestinians, racism towards the coloured or indifference towards the different. 

None can be more brutal than being killed by your own blood, however. 

Farzana Parveen was stoned to death by her own family on Tuesday. Her crime? She had married the man she loved.

Farzana Parveen was a Muslim and Pakistani woman. Now in Islam, what Farzana did was nothing wrong . She got married, and got pregnant after it. In Pakistani culture however, she did everything wrong. Pakistani families  thrive upon their families reputation and not having compiled to an arranged marriage exhibits all the traits pakistanis avoid. However I ask you this, so marrying a man you love is ruining the families reputation, but stoning her to death on the steps of the court is not?

Muslims in Pakistan are blinded by their culture, and this is an example of exactly that. Islam condemns death and murder, yet with the heavy influence of culture they believe honour killings are justified. Seriously? As a Pakistani girl myself, I cannot justify this, nor comprehend this. Ofcourse I can argue being British born my thoughts are different, but Lahore is seen as a modern, uptown city today. Surely, I would expect this from small minded villager, but city people, that too on one of the busiest roads in Lahore? 

A lot of people are saying the exposure of this news is ruining the reputation of Pakistan. Well, no. Honour killings take place all over the world, and not only in Muslim countries, so you can say there is good and bad in each religion and culture. However the fact that this is still happening in todays society, THAT is the problem. This should not have happened in the past, nor should it happen in cities nor villages. An act like this cannot be justified, and what is worse that those who paid to serve justice stood there like flies. 

Whilst Farzana was being killed, police did nothing during the 15 minutes the violence lasted outside Lahore high court. Farzana’s begged them to help them but they replied with,

"This is not our duty"

This is not your DUTY? So if saving a pregnant woman’s life is not your duty, then what does your job even entail? I cannot even begin to delve into how ridiculous and absurd Pakistans police system is, but if I were to show you an example then this would be perfect.