A partially true story about presenteeism and self care

Umer was an ambitious engineering student who was determined to make a difference in his field. Despite suffering from chronic fatigue, he felt pressure to maintain his grades and make a name for himself in the industry. He often pushed himself to attend classes and work on projects even when he was not feeling well.

As he neared the end of his graduate program, Umer landed an internship with a leading engineering firm. But he continued to struggle with his health, and his employer did not take his condition seriously. Umer found himself struggling to keep up with the demands of the job, but he didn’t want to appear weak or less capable than his peers, so he kept showing up to work even when he wasn’t feeling well. This lead to an even worse performance and falling behind on his assignments.

Feeling overwhelmed and unsupported, Umer considered dropping out of his program. But with the support of his family, friends and professors, he decided to push through and complete his degree. He learned the importance of self-care and how to communicate his needs and limitations to his employer.

Despite the challenges he faced, Umer graduated with honors and landed a job at a top firm. He used his experiences to advocate for better accommodations for individuals with chronic illnesses in the workplace and for the importance of presenteeism and how it can negatively affect productivity and overall health.

Umer’s determination and perseverance in the face of adversity served as an inspiration to his peers and colleagues. He proved that with hard work, the right support and self-care, anything is possible.

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AI generated story about power distance and gaslighting in academia

Umer was a bright and ambitious engineering student at a prestigious university in Pakistan. He had always been passionate about his field and was determined to make a name for himself in the industry. However, soon after he began his program, he realized that the department was dominated by a powerful and influential professor named Dr. Abdullah.

Dr. Abdullah was known for his intimidating demeanor and his tendency to belittle and dismiss the ideas of his students. Umer quickly realized that Dr. Abdullah had a tendency to gaslight him, manipulating his reality and making him doubt his own perceptions.

For example, in group meetings, Dr. Abdullah would often shoot down Umer’s ideas and suggestions, making him feel as if his contributions were not valuable. He would then turn around and present those same ideas as his own, taking credit for Umer’s work. Umer felt frustrated and demotivated, but he didn’t know what to do.

Umer tried to speak to Dr. Abdullah about his concerns, but the professor dismissed his complaints, telling him that he was being paranoid and that he needed to work harder to prove himself. Umer felt trapped and powerless, as he knew that Dr. Abdullah held a great deal of power and influence within the department and that any complaint against him would likely be dismissed.

Feeling lost and alone, Umer decided to speak to his classmates, but they also dismissed his complaints and told him that he was overreacting. The power distance between them and Dr. Abdullah was so great that they couldn’t even bring themselves to believe Umer.

Feeling defeated, Umer began to struggle academically, unable to focus on his studies due to the constant emotional manipulation and power play. He started to lose confidence in himself, and his grades began to suffer.

In the end, Umer decided to switch his major and transfer to another university where he could study in a more supportive and empowering environment. The experience left him feeling broken and disillusioned, and he realized that the toxic culture of gaslighting and power distance was not limited to just Dr. Abdullah, but it was prevalent in the entire department and probably in the whole university.

The story of Umer is a sobering reminder of the destructive effects of gaslighting and power distance in academic institutions. It highlights the importance of creating a culture of respect, equality and transparency in order to ensure that everyone’s contributions are valued and that all voices are heard

Islam and aesthetic boredom

Aesthetic boredom is a type of boredom that is characterized by a feeling of being unfulfilled or unsatisfied by the monotony or lack of beauty in one’s surroundings. It is a personal experience and doesn’t have any specific relation to Islam. However, Islamic art and architecture, which is based on traditional Islamic patterns, motifs, and forms, is known for its aesthetic beauty and can be a source of inspiration for people looking to overcome aesthetic boredom.

Islamic art and architecture is designed to please the eye while promoting spiritual well-being. The use of intricate geometric patterns, calligraphy, and vibrant colors are often used to create a sense of harmony and balance. Many Islamic buildings and monuments, such as the Alhambra in Spain, the Great Mosque of Cordoba, and the Taj Mahal in India, are considered to be some of the most beautiful and inspiring works of architecture and art in the world.

Islam also encourages the pursuit of knowledge and education, and the arts are considered to be an essential part of that pursuit. For example, calligraphy, which is considered as an art form in Islamic culture, is considered as a way to develop one’s skill in writing and also to develop one’s spiritual well-being.

In conclusion, aesthetic boredom is a personal experience that can be overcome by finding new sources of inspiration and beauty, Islamic art and architecture can be one of them.

Artificial Intelligence assisted Quran translations

Shakespeare:"In the name of the Ultimate Great Self, whose compassion doth extend to all creation, yet is exceptional for those who find Him.

All gratitude and praise doth belong to the Developer of all paradigms, realms, and multitudes of worlds, who doth create with parental attention to detail.
His mercy, both universal and exceptional, doth reign.
He is the Supervisor of the Day of Final Accountability.
We do pray unidirectionally, with all physiological symbols, including the prefrontal cortex, and strive to become independent of creation in seeking assistance.
We do implore a positioning system for the morality and divine acceptance of our actions in the desert of existence.
The map of those who have already attained Thy grace, and such fortunate souls and minds, are neither under the pharisaic curse nor under the misguidance of obsessive agape.
Amen."

Scientist: “In the name of The Ultimate Great Self, whose compassion extends simultaneously to all creation, yet is exceptional for those who find Him.

Great appreciation and recognition is due to the Developer of all paradigms, realms and multiverses, who creates with precise attention to detail.
His mercy is both universal and exceptional.
He is the overseer of the Day of Final Accountability.
We unidirectionally pray, utilizing all physiological symbols including the prefrontal cortex, and strive to become independent of creation in seeking assistance.
We request a positioning system for evaluating the morality and divine acceptance of our actions within the vastness of existence.
The map of those who have already attained Thy grace and such fortunate individuals, are neither under the pharisaic curse nor under the misguidance of obsessive adoration.
Amen."

Philosoher: “In the name of The Ultimate Great Self, whose compassion encompasses all of creation simultaneously, yet is particularly benevolent towards those who seek to understand it.

The highest form of gratitude and reverence is owed to the Creator of all paradigms, realms, and multiverses, who brings forth all things with attentive care.
His mercy is both all-encompassing and reserved for the deserving.
He is the Arbiter of the Day of Final Accountability.
We offer our devotion unidirectionally, utilizing all the faculties of our being, including the prefrontal cortex, and strive to transcend the limitations of our physical existence in seeking guidance.
We implore a system of evaluation for the morality and acceptance of our actions within the vast expanse of existence.
The map of those who have already attained Thy grace and such fortunate individuals, are neither under the condemnation of self-righteousness nor the delusion of excessive affection.
Amen."

Engineer: “In the name of The Ultimate Great Self, whose compassion extends universally to all of creation, yet is exceptional for those who have the capability to understand it.

The highest form of gratitude and recognition is due to the Developer of all paradigms, realms, and multiverses, who creates with precision and attention to detail.
His mercy is both comprehensive and selective.
He is the Supervisor of the Day of Final Accountability.
We unidirectionally pray, utilizing all physiological symbols, including the prefrontal cortex, and strive to become independent of creation in seeking assistance.
We request a positioning system for evaluating the morality and divine acceptance of our actions within the vastness of existence.
The map of those who have already attained Thy grace and such fortunate individuals, are neither under the pharisaic curse nor under the misguidance of obsessive agape.
Amen."

Doctor: “In the name of The Ultimate Great Self, whose compassion extends simultaneously to all of creation, yet is particularly benevolent towards those who understand it.

We extend our deepest gratitude and reverence to the Creator of all paradigms, realms, and multiverses, who brings forth all things with meticulous care.
His mercy is both all-encompassing and reserved for the deserving.
He is the Judge of the Day of Final Accountability.
We offer our devotion unidirectionally, utilizing all the physiological markers, including the prefrontal cortex, and strive to transcend the limitations of our physical existence in seeking care.
We implore a system of evaluation for the morality and acceptance of our actions within the vast expanse of existence.
The map of those who have already attained Thy grace and such fortunate individuals, are neither under the condemnation of self-righteousness nor the delusion of excessive affection.
Amen."

Arabic version of Wiki Islam: Transcendence vs geo-centrism

Arabic version of Wiki Islam in its criticism of Quran focuses more on metaphysical issues than scientific ones. They seem to appeal to masses who are more metaphysically oriented. While the English version focuses on the narrative of scientific scrutiny of Quran. The first issue in Arabic version is the metaphysical issue of Transcendence and Immanence which is rhetorically asked from laymen like street epistemologists in west which is obviously a false dichotomy in a loaded question. The first issue in the English version involves geo-centrism, which educated me even more on heliocentric verses, is also very rhetorical and has mass sentimental value.

Islamic meritosophy vs modern meritocracy

The definition of merit varies among Islamic worldview and modern world.

Today we define merit as success, fame and productivity. However, in Islam success does not lie in fame rather fame reduces your chances of being successful with God.

Spiritual productivity and material productivity are parallel domains. I know a few individuals who manage to be productive in both domains but many times these modes of productivity are anti parallel leading to compromise rather than synergy.

Our eternal worth and self actualized worth may be different. The idea of filthy rags can be over pessimistic if it reduces spiritual productivity. The actual intent of that idea is to not have over reliance on productivity but to seek supernatural grace and intervention.

Quran and 21st century

Quran and 21st century
Chapterwise

  1. Cryptography
  2. Zoology
  3. Genetics
  4. Femininity
  5. Hotel Management, Hospitality Management
  6. Veterinary medicine
  7. Supernova
  8. Defense
  9. Psychology
  10. Anthropozoology
  11. Geography, Archeology
  12. Finance, Strategic Management
  13. Plasma Physics
  14. Babylonian archeology
  15. Geology
  16. Entomology
  17. Cosmology
  18. Social Psychology
  19. Antifeminism
  20. Burnout
  21. Semite
  22. Spintronics
  23. Success
  24. Photonics
  25. Metrology
  26. Literature
  27. Myrmecology
  28. History
  29. Arthropodology
  30. Eurasia
  31. Africa
  32. Prefrontal Cortex
  33. Defense/Offense Alliance
  34. Feminism
  35. Big bang and Abiogenesis
  36. Mathematics
  37. Discipline
  38. Triangulation
  39. Criminology
  40. Tolerance
  41. Linguistics
  42. Democracy
  43. Sophistry
  44. Nebula
  45. Terror Management/Learned Helplessness
  46. Eremology/Soil Science
  47. Moral Intelligence
  48. Mass Enlightenment
  49. Civil Engineering
  50. Natural Faith
  51. Ecology
  52. Egyptology
  53. Astronomy
  54. Lunar Geology
  55. Compassion Without Fatigue
  56. Determinism
  57. Periodic Table
  58. Women Rights
  59. Iron Dome
  60. Psychometrics
  61. Symmetry
  62. Community
  63. Psychopathy
  64. Investment
  65. Family
  66. Austerity
  67. Control System
  68. Information Age
  69. Reality Testing
  70. Global Perfectionism
  71. Exocrine Glands
  72. Mania and Astrobiology
  73. Neurodiversity
  74. Textile Engineering
  75. Temporal Infinity
  76. Memory and Ontology
  77. Aerodynamics
  78. Philosophical Debate
  79. Police Violence
  80. Class Conflict
  81. White Dwarf
  82. Ozone
  83. Corruption
  84. Lunar Earthquake
  85. Constellations
  86. Venus
  87. Transcendence
  88. Disaster Management
  89. Morning Twilight
  90. Philosophical Geocentrism
  91. Heliocentrism
  92. Scotobiology
  93. Photobiology
  94. Cognitive Resonance
  95. Mulberry Family
  96. Embryology
  97. Predeterimism
  98. Evidence
  99. Seismology
  100. Animal Respiration
  101. Sound Bomb
  102. Capitalism
  103. Space and Time
  104. Contrarian
  105. Elephant Ecology
  106. J1 Haplogroup
  107. Humanism
  108. Progress
  109. Cognitive Dissonance
  110. Supernatural Psycho-Political Intervention
  111. Fiber Biodiversity
  112. Commitment to Transcendence
  113. Astronomical Dawn
  114. Human Civilization

Islam and Zeteophobia

God says: The responsibility of food for every creature on earth in upto God.

God says: Man will get only what he struggles for whether in this life or the next.

The philosophy of compatibilism in which you follow the middle road between prayer and hard work can be the cognitive therapy for zeteophobia.