Great Minds are Young

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It’s funny how cartoons greatly affect our lives! I personally am deeply touched by a lot of hilarious cartoons, which actually helps me overcome a lot of awkward, embarrassing or even painful situations! Well, depending on the situation itself, I see eyes bumping, jaws dropping, arms and legs stretching, figures smashed, bodies overrun or melting, faces weirdly shaped, people evaporating etc.
It’s really cool and extremely fun to create a cartoonish setting for every thing you’re experiencing or facing! It helps break the ice, feel comfortable, enjoy every moment and remain fun and positive no matter how hard things might get!
If you don’t have a cartoonish mind, you should probably start working on it! It’s super fun, trust me šŸ˜‰

Imagine that, when you close your eyes and gaze into this vast dark space, you’re looking into your mind. Imagine that your memories, people, feelings, fears, and perhapsĀ your futureĀ are addresses that you can visit. Try it, and wander around; it feels great! And see for yourself that when you look hard enough you will find a little special something that I call your goody bag. In this goody bag you will find your talent and a great sense of knowing what is important to you. In that goody bag you may find your happiness, so look hard, very hard. Keep doing it even if it takes you years because your happiness is worth it.

Enjoy that trip!

After her beautiful painting, Saba Tavakoli would like to share with us today a story of a feeling that she experienced and believes a lot of us did too. Saba also put together a picture that best describes that feeling, but she says thatĀ it is not so much about the photo, but more about the story behind it.

Enjoy!

“Today I heard news that I probably should’ve been happy about, but it left my stomach feeling heavy and my head feeling sick.

You know that kind of rage that stirs inside you and you fight back little stinging tears, and your hands shake as your mind screams that you’re not happy about it. It is actually terrible news to you, and it makes you angry. And it isn’t because of the direct situation at all; it is people’s reaction to it and you wish people “could’ve been that way to you too”. But they’re not, and instead they say anything to put you down and knock you back. And what do they gain from it; nothing but a false sense of security. No matter how many birthday cards you send them, no matter how many sentimental gifts you buy them or how many meals you cook for them, you will never be good enough. And I’m reaching the point where I’m giving up and it feels so good to be free and start letting go of someone who hurts my feelings so much. My main point really is just letting other people who feel this way know that they are not alone either. It’s about spreading hope and happiness to people who need it. Just cheer up and I quote “Don’t make those a priority, if to them you are just an option.””

Picture taken by Jennifer of her guitar

“Music’s the Medicine of my Mind!” When I read this on the wall of 14-year-old Lebanese Jennifer Al Ghoul I felt curious, happy and proud… Whether quoting John Logan or saying this from the heart, Jenny expressed her feelings, thoughts, and appreciationĀ of musicĀ in the best way she could. Being a guitar player, and constantly trying to compose her own music, Jenny seeks comfort, consolation, inspiration and joy in music.

The great attachment of this young generation to music in general is impressive, but do all young people truly appreciate real music, and try to understand and interpret it? It is true that music has a special significance to each and every person, but does this generation have a proper musical education andĀ culture? Do youngsters take advantage of the benefits of “real”Ā music?

Research has shown that children that are actively involved with music have better academic results, their concentration ability is much better, their body control is stronger and their self-esteem is considerably higher.

Among many other functions, Music is a mood regulator, spirit uplifter, creativity booster and a great healer. Music is indeed the medicine of our mind…

As promised, Hind Abdulmajeed shares with us one of her beautiful paintings. This painting is about “how ideas can flourish in a person’s mind; how the mind is a fertile space ready for growing ideas and harvesting creations.”

Enjoy!


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