Monthly Archives: May 2018

Chuck

Been watching Chuck on Amazon lately. Earlier this morning was watching Ep 1 of Season 2.

We don’t always see the good that happens to us and only see the most obvious / visible.

– manzoor

Generalization

As I was writing the previous post, Forgive Me, I realized what was really bothering me was the fact that we tend to make too many generalization.

We were having dinner with a few friends and 2 separate statements were made by 2 of my friends:

  1. are education producing better knowledge today than in the past?
  2. Kids today waste a lot of time – on electronic devices

Let’s take the second one first, since I did protest right away. I was arguing that kids have always found a way to “waste time”, a “tremendous amount of time”. Yes, in the past there were not smart electronic devices available so they were not able to waste time on those, but waste time they did. My friend counter argued, no “we did not waste time as much as kids today do”. Which, I am sure, is absolutely true. But “we” is an extremely small sample size.

Now going back to the first – this actually has root in the basic idea that somehow “things were better back in our days”. Somehow generations before “our’s” was not enlightened enough and generations since are simply “lazy”.

I am sure that I too am responsible of making the same generalization in other situations but since I make them I don’t realize / notice them 😦

– manzoor

Forgive Me

Like a lot of requests we tend to make very generic request for forgiveness, which to me seems worse than NOT asking for forgiveness.

Yesterday was the first day of Ramadan and some of my friends have been posting (and sending DMs) asking for forgiveness if they have unintentionally hurt anyone. Which leads me to think – if my friends intentionally or un-intentionally hurts me should I not confront them directly about it? Isn’t that what friends are supposed to do?

Which leads me to my next question – if the person who has hurt me, intentionally or otherwise, is not a close enough friend who I can confront, should I really be offended / hurt by their words or actions?

– manzoor

Related:

May 10th – July 17th

  • May 24th, Thursday – Watched Tully.
  • May 25th, Friday – Meant to have Sushi for dinner. By the time we got to Tomo just before Iftar there was a half hour wait. Had to quickly decide on an alternate plan and ended with Mirchi.
  • May 26th, Saturday – Watched Solo.
  • Jun 15th – Eid-ul-Fitr
    • Eid Prayer
    • Breakfast / Lunch at Torchy’s
    • Incredible’s 2
    • Hang out at Whole Foods Market (Gateway) with Freya
    • Potluck
  • June 28th, Thursday – Watched Dukhtar on Netflix with friends.
  • July 8th, Sunday – Had a late, late Conf Call, watched Atomic Blonde, A Very English Scandal and CHIPS to stay up.

– manzoor