Category: Discussion

Discrimination & What You Can Do To Prevent It

Posted July 22, 2016 in Discussion / 1 Comment

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Discrimination has been an issue in our society for many years now, and it saddens me with the advancement in technologies and social media, there’s still not much we can do about it. Or at least that’s what I’ve thought. But then I think again and I realize that there’s power in speaking out, in educating people about the different stereotypes that eventually lead to discrimination, and so I’m here to teach you guys what I have learnt about discrimination.

What is discrimination? Discrimination is “the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex”, which is the first result one can find when they google that question. And this confuses me, because if one can easily find the meaning of discrimination on the Google, then why do we still have people saying that they had absolutely no idea they were discriminating someone else? Like I said, discrimination has been something that’s been a problem in the society, be it in looks, gender, sexual orientation or religion. Anything, really. Discrimination is more than just the feeling of dislike. Usually, discrimination stems from the need to show who’s more better, more stronger, more amazing. I mean, think of it this way: Why do the jocks always pick on the nerds? It’s because the jocks want to make themselves feel better, feel more powerful, knowing that they have complete control over the rest of the school. And that’s what is going on in the society.

Discrimination is when you attacked a whole bunch of innocent Muslims for the crimes of one misguided Muslim. Discrimination is when you spew horrible names at a person who just came out and admitted he was gay, because stereotypes taught you that for some reason, gay people reduces your masculinity. Discrimination is when you refuse to teach that one mentally challenged kid in your class because you think he’s hopeless. Discrimination is when you use your stereotypical thoughts about a whole group of people and attack someone innocent.

Now that you understand what exactly is discrimination, how do we stop it? Can we even stop it? Will there ever be a world where discrimination does not exist? I wish. But we can prevent it, we can reduce its horrible impact that it has on the society. Where do you start? You start by speaking out. When you see someone tweeting about it, speak out. When you see someone (even a complete stranger) being bullied because of this, help out. Get involved. I’m not asking you to get into fights or arguments, but I am telling you to get involved. Because, for the love of God, those people who are being discriminated? They need to know that the whole world doesn’t hate them. Those Muslim kids need to know that if they walk in a crowded shopping centre, they won’t be beaten to pulp just for being Muslim, because there are people who would support them. That teenage girl need to know that she won’t be cyber-bullied when it’s time for her to tell the world that she’s a lesbian. We need the world to know that there are still good people here who are willing to help. All you need is to speak up, and by God, speak up loudly.

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“Choosing Your Own Fates” Book

“Choosing Your Own Fates” Book
Posted May 25, 2016 in Discussion / 2 Comments

HIIIII. Okay, so I haven’t been online much recently, but I’ve been pretty busy with schools and oh my God, exams are coming up. Wish me luck okay? ANYWAY, I have been thinking about books that I used to read, and lately, I’ve been coming back to those kinds of books that makes you choose your own fate. What? You’ve never read those kinds of books before? *gasp No worries, I’ll explain it for those people who has never read/seen them before. Basically, these types of books will make you choose your own fate. At the end of each short chapter, […]

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How Do You Juggle School and Reading?

How Do You Juggle School and Reading?
Posted March 30, 2016 in Discussion / 6 Comments

AYYEEEE, guess what? I’m starting school on the 11th of April, which is like 2 weeks more. And I’ve been really excited about school. I miss school, terribly, and I’m not lying. School has always been my solace from the real life and I cannot wait to get back to it. However, a thought kept bugging me: How am I going to juggle school, reading, blogging and practically everything else? It took me awhile to think about it, and sort through my life and my school stuffs, and I finally think that I have the answer. I think. I’m not really […]

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What A Book Nerd Wants For Her Birthday

What A Book Nerd Wants For Her Birthday
Posted March 21, 2016 in Discussion / 6 Comments

My birthday just passed last Thursday and I am finally 22! And presents? Yeah, I received 6 different books, a few gift cards from bookstores and also, a fabulous birthday cake. SO MUCH PRETTINESS, AYE? Anyway, in honor of my birthday, I’m writing a post for all non-book lovers out there, in case you need ideas for presents to get your book-ish loved ones. Number 1 BOOKS.  Well, this is pretty much quite obvious. I mean, which book nerd doesn’t love books? What we pretty much want every single time is books. BOOOOOKS. And if you are in the same […]

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The Evolution of Reading

The Evolution of Reading
Posted February 26, 2016 in Discussion / 6 Comments

Reading patterns can change. Trust me, I would know. Within two months, I went from a very fast reader, to an average one. And it’s not a conscious choice. Ever since 2016 started, work started piling up like crazy. Before that, I used to read 2 books per day, and boy, I was flying through the books like never before. However, ever since work started crushing me, I’ve been taking about 2-3 days to finish up ONE book. And that made me sad at first. And Goodreads made it worse, with their “You are xx books behind your schedule.” And as of […]