Opinion

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Spoon Feeding and Libyan Higher Education

Spoon Feeding and Libyan Higher Education

Higher Education is considered to be a stage of intellectual growth, independence, and self development. At this stage students should take charge of their education, develop their knowledge and understanding, and challenge their perceptions to fulfill their goals. However, higher students in Libya are being spoon fed to pass exams instead of encouraged to seek knowledge. Spoon-feeding is the situation…
Opinion: Is Libya spiraling out of control?

Opinion: Is Libya spiraling out of control?

For the first time in what is over 42 years, Libya's destiny seems to rest in our hands, Libyans and no others. How capable those hands are of such a responsibility is something I have never calculated, for I was over-whelmed by the new feeling of freedom that seemed to be injected into the atmosphere. Nevertheless, it must be said…
Like sand through the hourglass, are the days of our lives…

Like sand through the hourglass, are the days of our lives…

We're too busy in our lives doing things that we don’t want and for things that we don't need. Why don't we think about time? How it keeps moving and flowing forward forever, from seconds into minutes into days to years. It’s running continuously, and we're all just going along as fast as we can to keep moving with it.
Perpetual State of Transition

Perpetual State of Transition

As a Libyan, never have I been more proud of my country. Wait a second, no, that was last year. During the revolution that overthrew ruthless dictator Muammar Gaddafi and his murderous regime, Libyans across the globe united in accomplishing a goal once believed unimaginable. Libyans never before had a reason to be proud of their country. I myself used…

Nature

Nature and the environment are the surroundings that envelop our daily lives. Its the ecosystem that harbors us and our loved ones. What many Libyans fail to grasp is the importance of our treatment and care upon our environment and their significant ramifications. Libyans have adopted a lack of interest in the safekeeping and maintenance of their environment. The negligence…

Youth Magazine

It is my pleasure to say my opinions about Youth Magazine. It is indeed a nice magazine. The interesting thing  is that there are many nice articles and stories. Some are very remarkable. They give us hope, encurages us to do work and improve our reading and writing skills. To me, it is more interesting than Reader's Digest Asia. Keep…

Smoking & Pain

Cigarette smokers are much more likely to report having persistent musculoskeletal pain than nonsmokers, according to an American Pain Society (APS) study. The results echo those of several previous studies, which concluded that smokers of both sexes are more likely than nonsmokers to report pain syndromes. Researchers surveyed more than 6000 women to assess the association of smoking with the…

Libyan and lines

What is it with lines and us Libyans? Are we allergic to them? or do we have deep seeded hatred for everything neat and tidy as a line. If you do not know what I am talking about, then let me elaborate. Let me start with waiting lines; let it be at the baker or in the bank. We are…

Libya still needs you!

We need at least 2 years of selfless hard work to make our country stable and back on track. By hard work, I totally didn't mean to bring out tiny issues and start fighting. I mean the real work, taking as many measures as one can, to create awareness, to improve the education and health departments, to create more ways…

Don’t buy or breed while homeless pets die.

Kindness towards animals is as important as kindness towards human beings. The philosophy of nonviolence should not be interpreted as having relevance only to human beings. None of the living beings can bear the suffering of harsh treatment like beating, thrashing etc. Man, is endowed with the sixth sense and he has the divine quality of mercy, kindness and compassion.…