Bisma Zia

undergrad student
Islamabad, Pakistan

About Bisma

Bio

Well I'm curious, and I want to know stuff. :)

Languages

English, Urdu

Universities

FAST university

My TED story

One of my classmates was talking about it. He was talking about some site that was telling about a new technology. Since I had an assignment due related to that, I decided to search for the site and (accidentally) stumbled on Ted. Then, yup, I got hooked and haven't been able to leave it since.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Bisma Zia
Posted 9 months ago
should alcohol be banned throughout europe
Alcohol- I've not heard much good about it. It's mostly present around parties and social events, but comes most into the limelight as the cause of disastrous accidents and behavior. I've also heard it's used for some medicinal/healing purposes. Banning it would be a rather huge and slow campaign, as it is way too much incorporated into the culture already. One cannot simply ban alcohol. A lot of things have been tried with laws to ban them, but people still come up with ways to use/obtain them. Same case with alcohol. If it was to be banned, people would protest and that would be the end of that. What could be done is to educate the people more in their negative/harmful aspects, maybe distract them with some better/safer substance, or simply try to kill/minimise the need they have to go to alcohol for consolation. People would still go to alcohol, but they'd be less and perhaps a little wiser.
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Bisma Zia
Posted 10 months ago
What is the best way a student can make his/her education less stressful?
I would say that for a student that would be to be prepared in advance most of the time. Most of my stress issues , as a student, come from my being unprepared for something and them stooping away into a negative down slide. Also if one can engage in meditation, reflection or some calming techniques, it can can help a person mentally calm down. These will help a person concentrate better if a stressful situation occurs. If a person can learn to master their emotions, I believe the stressful situation can turn to something positive. It's mostly under extreme pressurized or stressful situations that humans get an extra bout of energy and do things extremely well.
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Bisma Zia
Posted 10 months ago
What makes you feel at home in a country/a city, even if it is not your native land ?
The good thing about humans is that we can adapt ourselves. We have to constantly do that with our house location changing with a different school, job, getting married or something else. People search a lot for being accepted, finding the same type of people or being recognized for something. Therefore I think for me and for a lot of people, it would be acceptance. For the local people to accept and acknowledge me would mean that I can be easy around them and they are a source of joy, rather than a threat to me.
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Bisma Zia
Posted about 1 year ago
Kevin Breel: Confessions of a depressed comic
don't ask "specific question(s)"- my dad does that at times and I feel we're being subjected to some clinical test than some deep heart-to heart that he takes it to be. Anyway just let your kids know that you'll always be there for them. remind them of that fact in subtle ways, be accepting/non-judgmental of them and really listen to them. They'll come to you when they need to =)
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Bisma Zia
Posted about 1 year ago
Kevin Breel: Confessions of a depressed comic
Remind's me a lot of myself. I used to be seen as the calm,cool, socializing kid who simply couldn't seem to be bothered by anything. But really in reality I would be thinking of the pro's and con's of living this life, the annoying people around me who only seemed to think skin deep, the point of living at all and ways of ending it. To tell the truth, the reason I didn't commit suicide is because my religions says that if you do: you'll go straight into hell and I didn't see the point of landing in an even worse place(at least that's my excuse). I'm still struggling with it and as kevin says it is a struggle that happens and keeps on happening. The only thing you can do is keep the lid on tight on it. After I became a bit better I decided to tell my family about it and apparently even they hadn't noticed a thing. I haven't told my friends yet and I'm still hesitant showing them some of the poems I wrote in that period as they're all a complete tell tale. Though strangely enough the greatest lessons I learned in myself were from that period too. Anyway I felt like I aught to share my story here too- to call out and encourage people that it's okay. I was saved somehow- by a lucky chance, but i see others around me, my friends, who are going through the same things. I have a friend who has lost her smile and repeatedly tries to cut herself because of it- it's heart wrenching, but she doesn't listen, her parents simply can't see it and clinical psychology isn't something that much sought after here. Well good luck to you all and a deep thanks for sharing this extremely enlightening and brave story.