27 February 2005

A leader is a person you will follow to a place you wouldn't go by yourself.

It’s been a week of really heavy studying! I hope all this hard work pays off in the end…

In my reply to one of Zubairs emails, I spoke about how we are trained to behave like robots- well, I just found out its true- the schooling system that we have now, evolved from what was originally run by the church. During the industrial revolution, the schooling system was changed and designed to make human beings more efficient and productive- in other words, it’s designed to make us behave like robots! A bell rings and we stop whatever we doing and take a lunch break- the bell rings again and we go back to work! Then we enter the working world and work 8 to 5, 5 days a week till the age of 65- then we retire and try to enjoy the money we worked our whole lives to save!
Think about it- who said that life has to be like that? So, once again, I invite you to join me and rebel against ‘the system’! Work for a few years and then take the next few years off- travel, study or do whatever you please until your money runs out… Good idea right?

The past week is just a blur of studying, but I remember last weekend as being a bit fun-
Sat- Went with the boys to Lenz for supper. Don’t need to mention how much fun it was- but noticed something interesting, sitting in Wimpy, looking around, all the married couples seem so bored- it’s so easy to spot them, they more interested in the food and surroundings than the person sitting in front of them- really sad…

Sun- studied at Wits Biz School during the day and went to Cool Runnings for a comedy show in the evening. Best 20 bucks I think I ever spent- its supposed to be one professional comedian and a bunch of amateurs, but for like 3 hours, we had John Flismas, Riaad Moosa and David Kau! Laughed soo much it hurt- we were a bit late so had to take the seats right in front of the stage- we ended up being the material for the entire show- got made on for being Indian, accountants, terrorists, from Durban, our clothes, names, everything! Humour is very therapeutic- I would advise everyone studying to relieve some study tension by getting a good laugh regularly!

Fri Nite program was very interesting- Hamza prepared the tafsir and he did an excellent job- I have to do some research and find out what’s the difference between human and jinn- Man is different to angels, in the sense that we have choice and can achieve a higher status or position due to the difficulty of making the right choices. But jinn also have ability to be good or evil- I think that because Allah has made man his vicegerents on earth, we have that extra responsibility and therefore can reach a status higher that angels and jinn… anyone has a better explanation or understanding? Share it with us please…

Had Shaakir and Laily spend the night here on Fri- it was good for the soul! Think I’m getting a bit soft round the edges- soul needs a bit more work! Will set a plan in motion as soon as board is over…

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