If I was 30 Years Old

I was interviewing a candidate for a position in my department, and I asked her a question about where does she see herself in the coming five years, and does she have a destination or a goal in mind that she plans to reach in the coming years, and to my astonishment she had it…

Keep Calm, You’re Only 43

On April 19, 2016, I turned 43….. For some reason this year’s birthday hit me much harder than my 40th.  The night before my birthday, I laid in bed contemplating what it meant to turn 43, and what my life accomplishments were so far. what did I truly learn throughout my life’s adventures and struggles, and…

Life Goes On

Jack (played by Tom Hanks) in the movie “Cast Away” was lost for four years on a deserted island, all alone facing death and losing hope of survival in every minute he spent there. What kept Jack going and helped him survive, was the thought of his loved one, Kelly, waiting for him still, or…

ما الذي تريده النساء

في الفيلم الأمريكي الشهير “What Women Want”، يكتسب “نك مارشال” (يقوم بدوره الممثل ميل جيبسون) قوى عقلية خاصة تسمح له بالاستماع إلى أفكار النساء وإلى عقولهن وخواطرهن بدون أن يفصحن هن بها، مما يجعله الرجل الأول والحيد في تاريخ البشرية الذي يستطيع أن يعرف ماذا تريد النساء حقا وكيف يفكرن، مما جعله محبوبا من كل…

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…

What Women Want

In the famous movie with the same title, Nick Marshall (played by Mel Gibson) gains a special power that allows him to hear women’s thoughts without them saying it, which makes him, for the first time in the history of man, able to know what they want and how they think, and that made him…

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…