Great Minds are Young

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I’ve always been a very strong believer in the human mind and its great potential. I do believe that there’s no one with little capacity, or limited ability if one sets his/her mind to commit, work, and succeed, and this is not an exclusivity to educated people only. As a matter of fact, illiterate people may have a stronger will and determination to make something good, if not great, of the very little ‘things’ they have.

This interesting and inspiring lecture by Bunker Roy, the founder of Barefoot College, highlights the greatness of the least acknowledged illiterate people, who were able to bring to their communities a lot more than what governments, big businesses, and highly educated people could do. There’s a lot to learn here I believe…

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Doctor Hawa Abdi and her daughters, Dr. Deqo Mohamed and Dr. Amina Mohamed are Somali doctors who challenged civil war, oppression, abuse, poverty and their own physical strength and ability to help those in need and create a community of peace amid the darkest and toughest conditions. Together they run a 90,000 people peaceful community, a local hospital and an elementary school!

Those three heroes are a live testament to the power of will, compassion, unconditional love, and “the warrior spirit of women”. Those three heroes are a symbol of hope and charity in a world full of darkness and hatred. Those three heroes undoubtedly deserved the title of Women of the Year 2010. These three heroes are very much needed nowadays and at all times, so let’s just hope we’ll have more and more of those candles to lighten the unsurmountable dark days of a lot around the world…

This link features Doctor Hawa Adbi and Dr. Deqo Mohamed discussing their medical clinic, school and camp in Somelia.

Enjoy and be inspired!

Mother and daughter doctor-heroes: Hawa Abdi + Deqo Mohamed (see link)

It’s true that the wireless communication has developed and improved and reached amazing speeds and quality in various countries, but where I come from it’s still in its very early if not primitive stages, which makes my working sessions on the internet long, frustrating and painful. But that’s another story…

Last night, I found a potential solution for my problems with wireless communication, and the problems of a lot others even in the highly developed countries where Wireless Communication seems to be well performing. Well, it’s of course a futuristic solution, but still a very interesting and viable one.

Last night I had the opportunity to watch a very interesting lecture and demonstration by Professor Harald Haas at “Harald Haas is the pioneer behind a new type of light bulb that can communicate as well as illuminate – access the Internet using light instead of radio waves.” So, he invented a light bulb that can be used as both a light and an internet provider, solving the four essential problems that face us in Wireless Communication.

It would be really amazing if this technology would be available real soon. It is extremely interesting, user-friendly, cost-effective, and innovative.

Enjoy 🙂

Harald (Please follow Link)

I was just watching a truly amazing and inspiring  young talent and felt like sharing it with you. This is a great performance of Sirena Huang at when she was only 11 years old (2006). Sirena started her violin lessons at the age of 4. She won top prizes in a lot of international competitions. At, in addition to her breathtaking and profoundly moving violin performance, she praised her instrument and its timeless design with a distinguished innocence, sense of humor, and professionalism that surpass her age.


This great video was sent by young Yara Khalid, who would like to share with us one of her greatest inspirations that helped her appreciate what she had and never give up!

24-year-old Australian Nick Vujicic was born with no legs and no arms. Despite his huge disability, he was able to turn a supposedly miserable life with no limbs to a wonderful inspiring life with no limits!

Thank you Yara for sharing this with us!

He speaks of shining eyes, like the ones I see everyday


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