A Poem from Nazim Hikmet 2: On Living

Nâzım Hikmet

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On Living

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Living is no laughing matter:
you must live with great seriousness
like a squirrel, for example–
I mean without looking for something beyond and above living,
I mean living must be your whole occupation.
Living is no laughing matter:
you must take it seriously,
so much so and to such a degree
that, for example, your hands tied behind your back,
your back to the wall,
or else in a laboratory
in your white coat and safety glasses,
you can die for people–
even for people whose faces you’ve never seen,
even though you know living
is the most real, the most beautiful thing.
I mean, you must take living so seriously
that even at seventy, for example, you’ll plant olive trees–
and not for your children, either,
but because although you fear death you don’t believe it,
because living, I mean, weighs heavier. Continue reading

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A Poem from Nazim Hikmet : Hiroshima Child

Türkçe:

Türkçe: (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hiroshima Child

I come and stand at every door
But none can hear my silent tread
I knock and yet remain unseen
For I am dead for I am dead

I’m only seven though I died
In Hiroshima long ago
I’m seven now as I was then
When children die they do not grow Continue reading

Sexist discrimination of being a geek

sexist discrimination imageHave you ever faced with sexist discrimination at work. Well ok I am going to write this article based on work related sexist discrimination but please be sure that I am also extremely aware,this is very much exist in the daily life of ours. If you know what I am talking about please keep reading it to share my hatred, if no you are either a male who is very much blind to see what is going on out there or you are one of those very few lucky females who haven’t been treated that way YET. Continue reading

Life summoned me, how could I not answered

Fight Club (film)

Fight Club (film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Most people has a usual life routine and once you are locked on this routine, it is really hard to get free yourself and change it upside down. Either a really dramatic events supposed to interfere our life or we might bump into Buddha and spill coffee all over him, the turn around and ask ‘what is my life’s purpose?’.

I have watched the fight club over again last night. Regardless of the pleasure of Brad Pitt’s killer body and six packs, it is one of my favorite movies of all time. I remember when I watched that movie five and half years ago, a sentence struck and shook me hard.

“You buy furniture.  You tell yourself, this is the last sofa I will ever need in my life.  Buy the sofa, then for a couple years you’re satisfied that no matter what goes wrong, at least you’ve got your sofa issue handled.  Then the right set of dishes.  Then the perfect bed.  The drapes.  The rug.  Then you’re trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to own, now they own you.”
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