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I am a person who loves what I am doing, who loves life, and above all who has a lot of respect for other people's feelings and opinions.
Associated tags : my readings, thoughts


Taoufik Allah  Afkinich

Taoufik Allah Afkinich

This is a blog to which I commit all the things I come across, be it through reading or through reflecting about things around me. I am also using the blog to publish what I consider to be the basics of a future publication.
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Articles : 59
Since : 23/09/2011
Category : Lifestyle

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Noam Chomsky Teaches William F. Buckley a Thing or Two.

On people

“Today, virtually the entire population of the world lives within the borders of those separate territorial communities we call states—about six billion people are citizens or subjects of one state or another. For more than half a billion people living in the developed countries of Western Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand, and Japa

The intellectual as an ordinary person

Allow me to share with you some writing by Rosen (2015) which struck me as interesting in its description of the ordinary person as an intellectual “Ordinary people have intellectual lives. They may never have written a book; they may never even have read one. But their lives are rich in ideas, constantly fashioned and revised, elaborated and rea

You want to learn physics

An excerpt from Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar"

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears. I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones; So let it be with Caesar. The noble Brutus Hath told you Caesar was ambitious. If it were so, it was a grievous fault; And grievously hath Caesar answer’d it. –Shakespeare, J

Chris Hedges on Whiteness

Whiteness is a dangerous concept. It is not about skin color. It is not even about race. It is about the willful blindness used to justify white supremacy. It is about using moral rhetoric to defend exploitation, racism, mass murder, reigns of terror and the crimes of empire.


For many years I lived with a guarded heart. I did not know how to extend love and compassion to myself. In my fortieth year that began changing. As I grew to love all of who I am, life started changing in beautiful and mysterious ways. My heart softened and I began to see through very different eyes. My commitment to follow this calling grew stron

I am not your negro
AS I BEGAN TO LOVE MYSELF - Charlie Chaplin am 16. April 1959 [Originaltext]

AS I BEGAN TO LOVE MYSELF - Charlie Chaplin am 16. April 1959 [Originaltext]

1 As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is "AUTHENTICITY". 2 As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody as I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time was not right and the person