Author Archives: miryr

I Believe – A much needed criticism about the IB Diploma

The future looks bleak; jobs are ever decreasing and like with any other ailment, people are wishing to vaccinate themselves against this eerie misfortune. As such, this fear has brought about the existence of snake oil peddlers. “Try this school programme…” they say…. Continue reading

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Since you’re reading this I’m sadly assuming that the message held within these pages has come way past its useful time. Nonetheless, I think it bears repeating all the same. Life so far has been a whirlwind of illogical events so it’s wise to recapitulate as what you’ve gone through to this point. Continue reading

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The Human Auction

Throughout your life there are always people who tell you that thinking outside the box is bad for your well-being. They’ll tell you that now is not the time to believe in things or to question authority because to do so is suicide. By this point, however, you will have fought many battles and are probably weary of the whole ordeal. You’ll realize that for once they might actually be right, that to survive you must sacrifice certain principles. So you’ll agree, “just this once”, and they’ll present you the box you’ve been evading most of your life. At first, something will strike you as odd about it but you won’t be able to place your finger on what exactly it is. As such, you will then present your arms to dispose of, you’ll present your dignity, your personality, your convictions and your beliefs. But then, as you are doing that, you notice the shape of the box. You notice the markings on it and then it dawns on you that this is not an ordinary box but a coffin. Continue reading

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From the Jihad to the Yeehaw

We’ve seen it time and time again, every time and every culture assumes villains for themselves. They come in all shapes and sizes but the tune they all play is pretty much the same. First, you cause a panic, be it intentional or it simply happened by chance. Regardless, you take some sort of event and portray it as the times to come if an action isn’t taken. Afterwards, this action will normally allow a group, with the appearance of some sort of plan, to swoop down and save the day, at the cost of fundamental rights, money, or time because after all “desperate times call for desperate measures”, no? Continue reading

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An open letter to an unknown time

I write this to the future or to the past, to a time that may indeed be imaginary, a time when thought is free, when men are different from one another and do not live in ignorance — to a time when truth exists and plenty is the norm: From the age of conformity, from the age of ignorance, from the age of big corporations, from the age of censorship — greetings! Continue reading

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Choosing right keeps the Idiots out of sight

If there is one thing we can learn from history, it’s that people do not learn from history. Over and over we see the same stories unfold; the date, place and people involved vary, but the essence remains unchanged. The same mistakes are constantly being made, and little is done to prevent them. It almost seems that such things are set in stone. Continue reading

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School and Work are the Gravesite for Innovation

No matter where you come from or who you are, I can be sure that at some point in your life you have experienced the drudgery that is an average work or school day. From beginning to end, you wait for that clock to strike the allotted time so you can flee that hellish place. Is this the way things ought to be? We only live once, so why should we make half of our life unbearable through menial tasks? Continue reading

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