Yehia Kh.

Student, Undergraduate Student
Morris, MN, United States

About Yehia

Languages

Arabic, English

I'm passionate about

Almost anyhing

Talk to me about

anything that is fascinating.

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Yehia Kh.
Posted almost 3 years ago
Working children: should we prohibit, permit or promote it.
I think even at the age of 12 a child has a sufficient level of maturity to decide for themselves what needs to be done, the role of the government is to project advice on those children who may lack it from having ill-informed parents, but it should never force you to not work should you desire it or need it (the reality of this life is there are families who need every source of income to support itself, even a working child, as my own father's family). As a minister of labor, I would think its wise to dedicate a portion of the ministry's funding solely for those who are underage, from professional training to educational programs regarding their rights
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Yehia Kh.
Posted almost 3 years ago
What advice would you give a younger you?
-Be a skeptic. But beware of getting stuck in pointless questions. Sometimes a valid answer is "its a stupid f***ing question, it doesn't matter, we will never know, but what we do know is that we're right here right now, so let's do something constructive instead". -Spread your efforts in different areas, but never too thick or too thin. Having countless interests is a beautiful thing, but it will also slow your development, and whilst some of the smartest people in this world like Erwin Schrödinger and others recommend you never narrow your specialties to one, don't have too many, pick a few things and be the best you can ever be. (e.g. carpentry, rock climbing and experimental physical chemistry)? -You don't owe your life to yourself, you are human and therefore a social entity, your happiness and well-being is dependent on those who are around you. You have a moral obligation to others and the act of helping others is a duty, not an act of kindness, and it is encouraged to take pride and be happy in fulfilling your responsibility. -Take pride in doing things differently, but have a malleable mindset and the courage to admit when your wrong and adopt a better way of doing things. -Strengthen yourself in philosophy and mathematics. Those two disciplines are in every area in your life. Finally, know how small you are, that will instill the highest quality of humbleness that is needed...just read the basics of astronomy and understand or at least try to get a sense of the scale of things and what you measure against an entire universe. Have funn.
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Yehia Kh.
Posted about 4 years ago
Is it our responsibility to help 3rd world countries?
While I confess not to have solid information to back up what I think, but if you see it the way I do, the capitalistic structure that many 1st world countries operate on would not be as successfully operative if it weren't for 3rd world countries, exploitation of resources always come up from somewhere. The still-expanding gap between first and 3rd world countries is part to blame on the never-ending cycle of political and structural failures of those countries themselves, companies and figures that lead trade with 3rd world countries are only making it worse either intensionally (through exploitation) or unintentionally (through believing that the international company will decrease unemployment rates at a certain area, but not realizing that in many cases by doing that your growing problematical by-products such as kids/adults dropping out of school to get paid as the simplest example ).
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Yehia Kh.
Posted about 4 years ago
Is it our responsibility to help 3rd world countries?
Besides the point, the nature of 3rd world country problems revolve around matters of life and death, simple terms such as food, non-life threatening water, medicine is what 3rd world countries need. In my humble opinion, choosing not to "help" is the same as someone watching a less fortunate person die out of lack of basic necessities..
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Yehia Kh.
Posted about 4 years ago
Creationism. Why? and thoughts..
Whilst government control is almost always frowned upon, i think in this situation, even in private schools curriculums should be monitored...Just because its private doesn't entitle the school to install dogmatic illogical beliefs that would ultimately be the lens on how those kids see this world..
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Yehia Kh.
Posted about 4 years ago
life without pain?
Ill give a symbolic answer, as a big fan of strawberry cheese cake, you have to taste a crappy chocolate cheesecake to appreciate the good one. ^^
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Yehia Kh.
Posted about 4 years ago
At the highest level of every organization a matrix should be developed to track the company's success in achieving its mission statement.
I think thats a great Idea, not only will it put the spotlight on the company and its measure of success against its own meter but for publicity reasons the mission statement must will almost certainly have to have positive ethical grounds. Kind of playing XO the game and ultimately losing because you all the loop holes have been filled. :)
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Yehia Kh.
Posted about 4 years ago
How do you foster a culture of creativity and innovation?
I almost think that creativity is very much like those playbooks we used to play with as children, where you get a bunch of dots and you connect them to draw a figure. Being creative is just connecting the dots across different realms of expertise you have, and so I think it should always be encouraged to never narrow down your area of expertise and never become a specialist in one area. I also think that people should be encouraged to solve problems their own way, people solve problems at different rates, a problem can use different aspects of logic, visual, mathematical amongst other things, everyone being different will approach these aspect differently at different rates, it always seems very irrational to say to someone "no, the correct way/ proper form should be like this"...This all may seem logical but I feel these are pillars to build up from...Im interested in seeing what others have to say :)