Monday, May 18, 2015

The greatest Athlete in my Opinion

I’m so mean I make the medicine sick. Mike tyson one of the best, toughest, and strongest boxers of all time was asked what would happen if he fought the man. His answer was quite obvious, and he agreed that there is no way to beat the greatest, said the young Tyson.
Most of his opponents concentrated on the old school of heavy punches and closed guard, unlike them he had a unique celerity. He did not copy anyone and no one can emulate his foot work. He was so astute that he read the opponent and predicted what they would do ahead of the game.
Muhammad Ali is the greatest athlete of all time and a great leader. In boxing his furtive and quick footwork was a blight to any opponent's style. When the vietnam war started, he did not harbor his feelings about the war, and he did not become obsequious to please the government. He rebuffed the offers that was made to him and sticked to his beliefs. Many of his partisans laud him for that and view him more than just an athlete. “I am a profit of holy religion of Islam, and my religion does not support the killing and hurting people” said Ali when he was asked about the war. Latter on he was told that he would be sent to jail for five year and he would not be able to box. He responded “ Vietnamese didn't hurt me or anyone of my kind why should I go and kill them.”
Muhammad Ali was not just a great athlete, a social leader, but also a poem. All of which made him an inspirational character for many generations all around the world.

I'm gonna show you how great I am, … the man is in trouble,... If he run, I get him in one,... float like a butterfly, sting like a bee…”. He trashed talked his opponents and made his words come true in the ring. Muhammad Ali is the greatest athlete and one of the most inspirational men who has had the chance to show the world what they are truly about.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

My Personal Artifact

There are many things that we carry with ourselves through the day,  from our key chain to the wallet full of identification, non can define ones being. How many things that one carries define who they are. How many things are what they are. If I ask you to burn everything, starting from the things that are the hardest to carry in your life, what would you leave. The car and house that you own might be the most valuable things in terms of nominal dollar, but with better ones available everyday, what keeps its value. What is one object that it tells me who you are and how you have affected this world and what is one thing that tells me about your personality.


It was 5 years ago. I was learning that the only way to share a beauty is by describing it, and that happens through nothing but good literature. For a movie or animation is the script and for a song is good lyrics, but everything needs a good piece of thoughtful message behind it. I am into Persian poetry, from the modern Nima to the old Shah-name, I enjoy to the piece of culture that has been in the Iranian lives for centuries. A message, the idea of beauty in ordinary life explained by well thought and wisely put together words. 

My passion for Persian literature got me into writing and describing the moments of my life, moments so simple yet full of beauty that would be enjoyed by readers if described well. It was about four years ago, when I had my first work published in the Iranian Life Magazine ( Zendegi Irani). From that point onward writing and sharing the moments of beauty has became part of my life and I take pride in what I write.

A pen was gifted to me by my parent as a reminder for me to keep writing and practicing this beautiful habit. If there is one object that can describe me and would be a personal artifact for others to know me better would be this pen. A pen symbolizes the sharing of ideas which is something that I enjoy doing and it reminds me of what got me into writing and this passion for literature. It reminds me of my middle school teacher Mr. Shiva who first introduced me to a better understanding of Persian poetry. Every time I look at this pen I thank god for allowing me to see the beauties of life and having supportive parents to allow me follow my passion.