The thing about religion is, there seems to be lots of good stuff that they preach - but at the same time there’s also a bunch of bad stuff. And unfortunately it seems like it’s the bad stuff that people tend to follow. Do they forget that we’re all human? Whatever happened to ‘love thy neighbour’?

Broadening perspectives, Challenging the norm

Bloggers and independent magazines online have seen a healthy rise in readership and have been the sources of many a heated debate and thoughtful remuneration. 

Our job, as freedom-fighters and voices on the Internet, is to put out material that reflects our own ideals and opinions and, simultaneously, to invite fellow readers to read and have a good think. 

This, the Internet, is fertile planting ground for ideas, contemplations, outspokenness and critical and analytical thinking to take root. Here is the haven for voices (mostly) unsuppressed and the rawest and most radical of thoughts shamelessly broadcasted for all to see. 

I am a proud blogger of the Internet, and I am here to present, through my blog posts, ideas and opinions of mine that I feel are worth sharing in order to encourage people to test uncharted waters and question everything in the pursuit of understanding humanity and its complexities. 

Aside from posting on this blog, I am also an Assistant Editor and regular writer of ReMag, a student-run online magazine branching off from ReCom.org. This magazine, whilst its target demographic is mainly the Malaysian youth, also addresses issues which permeate aspects of global society. Among other things, what you will find on ReMag are commentaries regarding current issues of great importance, various opinions and anecdotes, as well as prose and poetry, all with the unified aim of provoking thought and encouraging critical thinking. 

I invite you to have a think. 

This is the link to ReMag : http://recom.org/remagv2/ 

The magazine updates weekly, so expect four rounds of articles per month. We also have themed articles each month, themes which are selected via taking votes from the writers themselves. 

I would also like to promote the online magazine Unscientific Malaysia, of which I have no affiliation with but is an online magazine that I personally find interesting. It also consists of commentaries, news and opinions regarding intriguing matters. 

http://unmsia.com/ 

Happy reading and thinking!

Inspirational Quotes - because I need them

Some of my most favourite ones come from the BBC dramatisation of Stephen Hawking’s life at Cambridge University. 

The movie’s called Hawking. And if you live outside the UK, unfortunately you’ll have to procure it through other methods, because it doesn’t air outside the UK (to my understanding anyway).

This particular bit of dialogue, I can personally relate to -

Dennis : My father ran a company, you see. When I was 21, I told him I wanted to be a physicist. He hated the idea. He wanted me to take over the business from him. So he told me I couldn’t be a physicist unless I got a fellowship to pay for it. He thought I wouldn’t get it. He thought I wouldn’t buck up. I worked like a dog. 

Stephen : What does this have to do with me attacking Steady State-

Dennis : I know what it’s like to have obstacles in your path. I know what it’s like to be told you can’t do something. That’s why I became a teacher. I would never, ever stop a student of mine from pursuing something because I didn’t agree with their opinion. Never. I know you can do more than just make brilliant attacks on others. Do something. All of your own. Be original.

And this gem at the end just makes you want to do great things -


Stephen : I believe in the possible. I believe small though we are, insignificant though we may be, we can reach a full understanding of the universe. You were right when you said you felt small looking up at all that out there. We are very, very small. But we are profoundly capable of very, very big things. 


Fight for the causes that matter most to you. Be strong and defend what you believe in. 

There are too many people out there who’ll try to discourage you.