Why Do We Get So Attached to The Movie’s Fictional Characters?

Why Do We Get So Attached to The Movie’s Fictional Characters?
By Ahmad Amirali

I recently watch Marvel’s latest Avengers: Endgame with my friends. I like the storyline, and all the action sequences, above all the Marvel’s characters, are grouped up in this movie. We all know that the Endgame is the last movie of its Avenger’s franchise, and it is evident pretty much in every scene of the film. Many lead characters are now dead or getting old, which gave us the impression that the future marvel world will now in the hands of new generations of heroes. However, I am not writing this article to provide you with my reflections about the Endgame movie. Instead, I observed people’s reaction during the end credits of the film. Everybody was like crying or waiting for the after credits clip, that usually included in the MCU movies since 2008. The audience’s emotional behaviour made me read some researchers and ask this question, why do we get so attached to the movie’s fictional characters? Read More …

Travel Diaries: The Journey to Heaven – Chitral, KPK, Pakistan

Travel Diaries: The Journey to Heaven – Chitral, KPK, Pakistan
By Ahmad Amirali

As a teacher, and more specific as a human, I observed that human beings encounter either good or bad times in their lives. In an adverse situation, we curse everyone including God, we complain and ruin whatever good left in our lives. The good times do the opposite to us, and we cherish every moment of it, we thanked God of whatever the blessing he bestowed upon us.

However, I believe in either of the case humans can cherish the blessing of God they had since their birth, i.e. their life. We always forget how fortunate we are that we are chosen to live on this earth and spend our life with our loved ones. We forget that most of the time we are the reasons for our misery and sadness. Similar kind of experience I encountered when I recently visited one of the beautiful places of my homeland Pakistan.Read More…

Does Religion mean to Bind a Nation or Vice Versa?

Does Religion mean to Bind a Nation or Vice Versa?
By Ahmad AmirAli

Yesterday, upon delivering a session on ‘pluralism and diversity’ one participant asked a question ‘Sir, does religion have any relationship with diversity? I questioned him back ‘what do you think?’ He replied, ‘Sir, I think religion divide the nation, but pluralism binds it’. I asked him ‘who taught you about the pluralism/diversity?’ doesn’t every religion convey the same ethics and principles of diversity and La Convivencia (coexist) one society? Well, he agrees, but I somehow questioned myself, does religion means to bind a nation or is it really a vice versa.

History has revealed to us that there were instances when we, people, use religion to segregate and establish differences among us, but then there were instances when religion binds-back the people of different faiths and believes under one society. Whether Islam or Christianity, every religion conveys the same principle and message of deepening the divides and accept the differences. Read More …

How to live a longer life? Learn from the Hunza People

How to live a longer life? Learn from the Hunza People
By Ahmad Amirali

How to live a longer life? Learn from the Hunza People (Myth-free wisdom)

Well, recently I read an article about people who aged more than 100 years and are still alive. I wonder how these people manage to live that long and still living a healthy life? What lifestyle they are living? I searched on google, and I ended up on an article which is discussing the inhabitant of Hunza Valley, Pakistan. This article addresses the myths about the Hunza people like Hunza people, who lived happy and healthy for a long, long time. This article reminds me of my experience visiting the Northern Areas of Pakistan last year and through my experiential learning that visit helps me to separate the facts from such myths. Read More …