I have been an avid reader since childhood. Writing is my hobby, and so is photography. I am currently a medical student, and working as a freelance writer and tutor. I take insights from life, about life.
Compassion - The Missing Element (Part 2)
In my previous post, I shared - no, vented out - why I think the world lacks human compassion, and why it needs a lot more of it. The trouble is, simply identifying problems and venting out about them doesn't help, at ALL!
The Mental Health Pandemic
2020 was not a good year, because its beginning was scarred by the origins, and then the spread, of COVID-19. While for many it proved as a time of relaxation and a long-craved break from their hectic lives, for others it proved as a carrier of even more worries, troubles, and financial constraints. For however different reasons, though, it was - and unfortunately continues to be - a time of tension and anxiety, which has further smoothed the path to mental illnesses.
Haunted by the Past
A door creaked. Hassan got up from his uncomfortable bed. Halfway through, he remembered that the door was already rusty. Slightly relaxed, he lay down again. He was beginning to wonder if it was him getting merely paranoid, or the room really seemed to be haunted by creatures that bothered him every night. Then there was also the fact that the noises only came at night, and died down by morning. It wasn’t that Hassan was not aware since he left early for work; they really did not exist even if he was working from home. That is, if one could call a small, shabby, deserted room, devoid of humans, home.