ماذا لو حلّقتَ عالياً؟

  “تكمن المشكلة في ظنّك أنه لا يزال أمامك متسع من الوقت”. لنتأمل معاً هذه العبارة الشهيرة لوهلة من الزمن. نؤجل نحن البشر اتخاذ الكثير من القرارات في حياتنا لأننا نظن أنه لا يزال أمامنا متسع من الوقت. ففي ظننا هذا، نعتقد أنه لا زال هناك وقت للقيام بما نعتبره شغفنا الحقيقي، أو أنه لا…

The Price of Success

In the movie “Interstellar”, the hero character, Cooper, (played by Mathew McConaughey) was literally asked to save the world as we know it (the most heroic thing to do) but in return, he must leave all his loved ones behind with the possibility of not seeing them again. His act of courage will save the…

الوفاء بالعطاء

  في الفيلم الذي يحمل عنوان هذه المقالة “الوفاء بالعطاء” (Pay It Forward) يُطلق البطل، وهو صبي يبلغ عمره 11 عاماً، حركة “النية الطيبة” المبنيّة على فكرة ردّ الجميل الذي نتلقّاه من شخص ما بعطاء إلى أشخاص آخرين بدلاً من وفائه لفاعل الخير الأصلي. استطاع هذا الفيلم عند عرضه لأول مرة عام 2001 أن يولّد…

Pay it Forward

In the movie with the same title “Pay if Forward” the hero character, an 11 year old boy, started a Good-Will movement on the idea of repaying good deeds forward to others instead of paying it back to the original benefactor. Back in 2001, when this movie came out, it was able to create a…

Do you have a plan?

In the movie “The Adjustment Bureau”, the hero character, David Norris, played by Matt Damon, goes against the higher powers (the bureau) and it’s master plan, only to be with the woman he loves, and in pursuing that, he had to defy the preset life the bureau had destined him for. The bureau’s agents would…

You, A Novel Worth Reading

We all love reading great epic stories, ones that are filled with adventures, great sacrifices, successes and comebacks… stories of human souls elevating to new heights or hitting rock bottoms only to rebound back up, stories we sometimes wish we are the heroes in them. However, when it comes to our own lives, we usually settle…

Love in the time of “Social Media”

Some of you might remember the movie “You’ve Got Mail” from 1998, starring Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan, which showed how a love relationship between two strangers can be created in the virtual world, by using email, the only tool of online communication back then. It played on the comfort zone we all go into,…

The Sliding Doors

Each one of us had that crazy and mind boggling moment at least once their life, if not many times, where you would ask yourself “What if…” What if I have done that, bought that, changed my major, expressed how I feel to him/her, did not take that trip, didn’t take the job, took that…