Farida Yusuf

About Farida

Bio

15-year-old introvert. Something of an online games and media culture journalist.

I'm passionate about

Writing, reading, debates and sharing theories/ideas. Oh, and gaming.

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Anything, really!

Comments & conversations

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Farida Yusuf
Posted about 2 years ago
How honest should we be in relationships?
Ah, well I think this all depends on what we define as honesty to begin with, which can admittedly be subjective. The truth is, we are all flawed. Technically speaking, if someone were to constantly point out our flaws to us rather blankly, they could be seen as being honest. Although their intentions behind such "honesty" might not in themselves be honest, I do think situations like these fall under what people call total or complete honesty — as opposed to being selective with what we observe and say to people. So, to me, complete honesty infers both the good and the bad associated with honesty. It doesn't mean the same to everyone (as I believe we're discussing here), but I think this makes for an interesting premise overall.
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Farida Yusuf
Posted about 2 years ago
How honest should we be in relationships?
Hi Colleen, Basically, I think what people see as complete honesty can sometimes not be as progressive as it sounds. Being completely honest means sharing anything and everything with someone, right? That means all that you say, think, do etc. The thing is, if you don't keep some of those things in check, you could actually end up careless and hurtful — especially when emotions like anger and jealousy are involved in the heat of the moment. As for different intentions behind what people see as honesty, we're all familiar with the axiom, "the truth hurts." Some people are well aware of this, and often tell their partner inconvenient things (like negative thoughts and opinions) solely to be inconsiderate. It's a cruel thing to think about, but I've witnessed it first-hand. Hope this is a good explanation, and thank you!
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Farida Yusuf
Posted about 2 years ago
What do you think is the purpose of humanity?
In certain situations, I don't believe in the existence of a pre-defined purpose. This happens to be one of those situations for me. Although, I suppose if we approach this from an evolutionary regard, then the sole purpose of humanity would be to reproduce, I guess (haha). Otherwise, I think a purpose is something that is individually defined amongst each of ourselves, and then applied to the larger direction in which humanity is sought to evolve wholly. Technology, media, business etc. are all things a lot of us seek to contribute to as individuals, and these are also things that society and humanity at large is comprised of today. So to me, our actions, beliefs, values and such constitute to what we see as the overall "purpose" of humanity — and of course, that is subjective and hence dependent on our majority.
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Farida Yusuf
Posted about 2 years ago
How honest should we be in relationships?
I believe that "complete honesty" is easily attainable, but not as desirable. We often hear that total honesty is the best foundation to build a relationship upon, but I think people are also oblivious to the fact that there are different intentions behind what people see as honesty. My policy is that if it affects or relates to your relationship in any way, and furthermore is in what you consider to be the best interests of your partner, be open with them. Otherwise, as Frank said, the principle of "just being honest" becomes used in a manner of contempt and torture. Communication in relationships can be somewhat sensitive, but it's best to moderate what you see as being faithful to someone, as opposed to being careless.
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Farida Yusuf
Posted about 2 years ago
Zombies in America: Why are they so popular now?
Perhaps it's just me, but I think it lies somewhere in the belief that a zombie outbreak isn't all that far-fetched. As you said, there are people who're actually preparing for such a scenario. If you look at it in entertainment alone (film, TV, video-games etc.), you can take it that there have been many different speculations behind what could cause such an event — artificial science, mutated genetics, parasites, a newly-formed or undiscovered disease etc. are often the most common. Since a lot of it is often portrayed to do with environmental or man-made causes (as opposed to supernatural enigmas and such), I think we are more inclined to think the idea of zombies isn't really out of touch with what surrounds us in reality. The thought of that alone is both frightening and intriguing, so zombies have become a huge topic of interest nowadays. Naturally, this will also be reflected in our entertainment. My two cents.