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Saquib Mehmood's Blog

I am the least likely person to write a few words about myself, not because I am overly secretive about my great life, but because I am simply lazy. It's an effort to think up good things to write about oneself so I will instead stick with the truth. I believe in evolution not creation, I believe in reason not in the mindless ramblings of some unknown god, I think love trumps reason, I believe that humanity has come far beyond all that was good and beautiful in this world and what is left behind is the foul stench of accumulated sweat formed by a thousand millennia of wasted effort, I believe 'hope' and 'goodness' are words used by aliens probably while having forbidden sex on their far off planets, I think "love" is a dark ritual performed by some lost tribe in Amazon and people will do everything in their power to prevent it from infiltrating into the heart of their rotten civilization, I think people will kill you for thinking differently, I believe that eccentrics are the best hope for humanity and arrogance is the only way of dealing with fools, I believe that when the time comes calling one should stand up and fight and fall and stand up and fight again till there is nothing left, I believe that one should not be scared of death and calamity and adversity as they seek the one who is afraid, I believe that 'prudence' is a refuge of sycophants who are afraid of the consequences of honesty, and yes I dream that one day I will take off on a space ship to some far off galaxy and will never turn back...

Currently reading

Rumi: Bridge to the Soul: Journeys into the Music and Silence of the Heart
Rumi, Coleman Barks (Translator), With A. J. Arberry, With Nevit Ergin
Galápagos - Kurt Vonnegut I think Vonnegut has beaten me to this idea. I thought, I was the only one with a view that the psychology of homo-sapiens is holding this planet a hostage. But Vonnegut saw it many decades before me, and this is what makes him one of my heroes. Very few authors make it to my 'fan's list", and I am honoured to enter Vonnegut there.
Yes, it's the big and useless brain that is causing all this commotion. There were no issues on the planet a few million years ago, life was thriving. Enter homo-sapien, with his clever hands and over-sized brain, and everything goes haywire. Bloodshed, poverty, hunger, devastation, and name a negative word in the lexicon and it would surely have followed the march of so called civilization. What pity! only one known planet capable of hosting life and it is falling hopelessly along an irreversible spiral!