If you could be someone else for a day,who would you be,and why? If that seems too easy,try this one: who would you like to have spend a day as you and what do you hope they’d learn from the experience?
If I could be someone else for a day I’d like to be Philosopher,poet and thinker Iqbal. Since this is make-believe I’m imagining him alive.
He has written volumes on very important things that affects all of us.I’d like to learn his way of thinking,whether he read a lot and some of his brilliant ideas were from that. I’m assuming he read a lot, if not was he in a position to know the situation in those times just by observing or in meetings with like-minded philosophers or from reading the Qur’an.
I’d like to learn about his philosophy and what does he think of our generation, are we on the right track or are we too materialistic.
One day is not long enough to study a mind as rich as Iqbal’s.
I’ve chosen older. I’m not quite sure of the younger generation.
What I understood least about them was how selfless they were. I watched my Mom giving up her happiness for the sake of her siblings. I thought she did too much. I didn’t think she was appreciated. She said,”I’m not doing it for myself. Not for any kind of return. I like doing it. If it makes me happy,I’d keep on helping them until,they are self-sufficient.” When they didn’t need her anymore, they’d stay away and would forget to keep in touch. I felt my aunts and uncles were selfish and my Mom should not help them.
My Dad’s half brother helped him when he was in school. Dad thought he should repay by helping his son,which he did.
They were honest and caring. They didn’t mind sharing with their siblings.
When I look back and think, I feel this was the most important thing I learned from them. I help my siblings when I can. I find even if they don’t need it they expect me to help. What I do not like is they never appreciate what I’ve done. They are ready to criticize when I stop helping them.
I think my parents generation were better than us,they were not selfish. They never complained about their siblings like we do.