Ghina Zand Alhadid

Student of Biochemistry, molecular biology and psychology, Participatory Culture Foundation
Kuwait City, Kuwait

About Ghina

Bio

A biology student who is aspiring to contribute to the empowerment of the human race.

Languages

Arabic, English

Areas of Expertise

Cell Biology, education, translation

An idea worth spreading

Life is quite fascinating, yet we somehow restrict ourselves to man-made beliefs that narrow our fields of vision. This results in an accumulating stress that leaves us crippled, unable to achieve our full potential. It drains the energy and makes life a matter of survival. Coming from a culture that highly values following the main and adhering to the customs and traditions, I could clearly see this ideology's impact on the individual and on the society. And through spectating, the reasons behind adopting such mentality unfold slowly and gradually. As I grew up, and as I started meeting people from all over the world, I found that taking things for granted does exist in other cultures too. Even though the degree to which people follow their traditions varies, and the traditions themselves are variable as well. I am not against having an identity, but I look forward to when we stop taking beliefs for granted, especially those which logic does not have a role in forming.

I'm passionate about

Humanity and all issues related to its welfare.

Universities

Kuwait University

Talk to me about

The philosophy of existence, morality, religion, cultures, arts, creativity, comedy, education, biological sciences, psychiatry and animals welfare.

People don't know I'm good at

NO! Then they would know!

My TED story

I am proud of being a member of this great community. TED's mission goes perfectly with mine, thus, I want to be a part of this!

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Ghina Zand Alhadid
Posted 24 days ago
Donald Hoffman: Do we see reality as it is?
Thank you for the talk. This perhaps supports that our perception of the world is not a shared experience and a very subjective one. Maybe this will contribute towards making us more sympathetic and tolerant of others' believes and points of views.
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Ghina Zand Alhadid
Posted 3 months ago
Dame Stephanie Shirley: Why do ambitious women have flat heads?
Thank you for the beautiful talk. It was very inspirational and very... real. To me, it is not about men or women but more about logic. If something is baseless then it should not be enforced, whether by the culture/ religion/ law. It is funny though how fear can mask logic though and can make us say weird things and convince ourselves that they were true.
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Ghina Zand Alhadid
Posted 10 months ago
Zak Ebrahim: I am the son of a terrorist. Here's how I chose peace.
I have never met someone who experienced love and happiness and they chose not to follow that. And I don't mean the love and care that are imposed on us, I mean those that are experienced by us. Believes can change our default way of thinking. Believes can shape our feelings. We need to take a closer look at our believes. Thank you Zak for the inspirational story.
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Ghina Zand Alhadid
Posted over 1 year ago
Ben Goldacre: What doctors don't know about the drugs they prescribe
Thank you for bringing attention to this critical issue. It is mentioned how some organization set standards before but neither they nor laboratories adhered to the rules. I don't believe that forcing anyone would work, simply because it has always been done this way and introducing a new method will not change the habits. I think there should be less stress on status in the research field. Scientists realize that if they submitted negative results they will not get the reputation they want. This will not changed till the feedback does. Can we give more credit to the method in which the research was conducted with, regardless of the nature of the submitted results? I don't think positive results would reflect a better scientist, I mean if they are so good that they knew the results ahead of time, why did they conduct the experiment? I suggest watching another ted talk which is: Alain de Botton: A kinder, gentler philosophy of success www.ted.com/talks/alain_de_botton_a_kinder_gentler_philosophy_of_success
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Ghina Zand Alhadid
Posted over 1 year ago
Gabe Barcia-Colombo: My DNA vending machine
As much innovative this idea seems as risky it can be. I am fascinated with bio-art but I would not sell my DNA to strangers. It can be either totally useless or totally dangerous. I think another idea would be to supply these vending machines with DNA extraction kits!