Poem consisting of sounds
Awwax za us,
Us tlla za wwaax,
hyy hawal al quaartin.
Sarqualanto us ttilaamo hireet,
sus awwax za us hawaa ulun,
al quaartin in wasen,
When your kid has ADHD, he or she is not ok. That is what educated people say, the kid needs therapy, pills and it is simply abnormal. What is strange though, is why this particularly happens in this period of time. In earlier periods of time, people with these kinds of ‘disorders’ were actually a beneficial part of society and used for certain tasks in which they could perform well and were respected as the people to be able to do it well. The problem starts in our education system already though and maybe the difference between men and women could be a cause of this problem too.
In our education system pupils have to be quiet and study their work, social contact is in fact discouraged in the classrooms and instead of letting people use their energy a lot, this is only done in the sport lessons. The big disadvantage of discouraging social contact is that intelligence may develop by social contact. The education system essentially has a goal to let students develop to intelligent beings, but by only using books and information which is indirect, students can’t really learn about the social aspects which are important in our lives. Of course we have to take into account autistic students who could have problems with it, but it would be a good idea to actually have lessons in which we encourage social behaviour and instead of having courses for kids which aren’t acting social and are too shy/not doing a lot with other kids, try to let them interact with those kids in special lessons in which ALL the kids participate. The disadvantage of lessons in which only the group of kids which aren’t social participate, is that they only have other kids which aren’t social to practice with, while social behaviour, when humans have a need of social contact, should be practiced among as much people as possible so that people can have a wide choice of possible individuals to have social contact with.
Our educational system expects people to behave in accordance to certain unwritten rules (and written ones too), but the problem is that some people simply can’t, because of the nature how they are. And nature hasn’t created those people like that for nothing, because they have certain functions too. The function of people with ADHD is to serve as energetic people in society who are very good for jobs which require physical activity. That is why those people shouldn’t be discouraged in our education or be given pills because they don’t behave like we want them to do (while they CAN’T even behave like we want them), but they should be offered the possibility to attend schools which actually offer them what they like and what they are ment for, activities in which they can do what they like and what they can do best and serve in the best way for society. The same problem exists with autistic people which are too often wrongly treated which causes them to end up disemployed, while they could give huge contributions to society, but because there isn’t enough space for those people, it actually doesn’t happen that our economy flourishes more by them.
What is the reason that our society acts like this? The core is the same as the reason why gypsys, homosexuals and jews are hated, it’s most likely because we don’t like difference and we want people who can’t change themselves to be in accordance to certain views which they can’t be even in accordance too. It’s the essential racism and discrimination of our society. Discrimination is a word which originates from Latin and which comes from the word discriminere, to make distinction. It perfectly described what our society is like, because we need to distinct everything. In science we do it, in education, in sociology and in philosophy, in everything our society is in essence a society which makes distinction, and as long as our distinctive society doesn’t change it’s need to make distinction, those problems which actually weaken our economy and our position in the world will persist instead of go away. Not only does it weaken our economy, because we make distinctions there are black people who participate in criminal activities, since they aren’t part of a society in which they should actually be absorbed. The only way to solve all these problems, is by not looking at differences and make distinction, but by looking at what we share as people.
It is strange how Iran and the United States can be such enemies while they are in essence the same people for the most part (if we consider the European part of the United States). Although Iran is a Shiit Islamic State, it has European features which are still present today. One example is the language. If we just take a small look at the Persian language, we can see similarities with English. I won’t consider ‘bad‘ as a similarity, because the origin of English ‘bad‘ and Persian ‘bad’ is different, although they have the same meaning, but if we look at a word like ‘ast‘ in Persian, it looks a lot like ‘is’ in English. Another word is ‘khoda‘, which means ‘good‘ and is quite similar to the word ‘good’.
Not only that, but also before Islam became the main religion in Persia, there was a religion called Zoroastrism which had similarities with the coming of Christianity in the Americas. Just like there was a belief in multiple Gods by the native Americans and by the Europeans from the early medieval times, a monotheistic religion came later in the place. In Iran, the Gods, ahuras, were replaced by one God, the one of Zoroaster which consists of the belief in two sides, the good side and the dark side in which the two sons of God have choosen for one or the other. The wise men in Zoroastrism, the magis, also have a role in christianity and brought gifts to Christ when he was born. Not only is there an overlay of these two religions, but the religions also are similar because they both consist of the belief in one God instead of more Gods. In Iran zoroastrism replaced this belief in more Gods, in the United States the belief of more Gods was replaced by the christians who came there.
The most obvious origin however is their Indo-European origin. Both the modern Americans of European origin and Persians once were one and the same people, the Persians were the Aryan tribes and the American of European origin once were Germanic tribes, Slavic tribes, Romans etc. They had a shared culture and language in the beginning, but drifted apart which made their cultures more different and harder to recognize as having a same origin. Unfortunately we don’t know what Indo-European culture exactly was like, but we can know from the early history of our language, that we certainly had similarities with eachother.
There have been obvious relations with Europe though. Not only did the Vikings trade silk with the Persians, but the Greeks were also dominated by the Persians and there might be a chance that the Bulgarians, a European population, are of Persian origin instead of a shared Slavic and Turkic origin. There are probably people who also stimulate these relationships to be intensified, since an exhibition in the Niavaran Cultural Center was organized in which the influence of Persian culture on European art is able to be seen.
Also in our literature there are relationships with Persia. Take for example Deux Persanes by Voltaire, in which the Persians are perceived as more civilized people than the European from the time of Voltaire. Also Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe have made allusions to Persia. One other remarkable example is how the famous La Divina Commedia of Dante has similarities in it’s symbolism with the contemporary writers of his period of time who also used the same kind of symbolism. The spiritual journey of Dante also starts with love which evolves from suffering to a change. There are even claims that his book may be based on accounts of the prophet Muhammed and his spiritual journey.
Although Byron did not reach Persia, what he wanted, he visited the Ottoman Empire and was inspired by the Suffis from there and stories of Persian origin. In his Turkish Tales for instance, references can be found to Persian works like Mejnoun’s tale and Sadi’s song.
The Persian work Layla and Majnun has similarities to Romeo and Juliet from Shakespeare. Young lovers from childhood who are seperated by their families.
The sound can be heard,
the sound can be heard since the sick one whispers,
whispers ’till the coming,
coming of what gives power to what is inside,
the wrong which becomes right,
illuminating the dim sight,
for what is here.
Moving into space,
Time bending over me,
see, how it moves, here, in the time, thy time who is, which is,
which is moving to this reality, ensuring a faster travel to what is there,
there to be here,
saran he comes, the God of what is to be the future,
saran come here, strike down, stars striking down by your power,
power of the stars in what is what we move forwards,
forwards in our time and what will stay.
Looking in the skies,
are they there, or just a mirror?
Maybe it is that they are, are there for my joy,
or they are there to reflect myself,
because it is that what I see, me, my own self,
within what is already there, created, which was not me,
but it is that we are a part of everything what we can find.