Doaa Akram

Madaba, Jordan

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Doaa Akram
Posted about 4 years ago
Celebrating TEDWomen
Many women around the world need to be inspired, by women. I mean we have men all around the globe doing extraordinary things, we are already inspired by that. BUT to know there is a woman who is making a difference and voicing her opinion, who is accomplished and educated and from my country, that will definately inspire me and my daughters and sisters into attempting to make a difference as well, or die trying! Even maybe trying to be that woman from my country! I don't think it is about segregation, not creating a Hareem in TED, but supporting women to BE and unlocking their talents and potential.
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Doaa Akram
Posted about 5 years ago
Naif Al-Mutawa: Superheroes inspired by Islam
This man is amazing. He is telling stories about the past, the present and the future. He is addressing a tough audience, moving them to laughter by his presentation. He is presenting islamic history, spinning a legend out of true happenings. He talks about Quran in the most venerating way i have ever heard anyone talk about before a non-muslim audience as "living and breathing document," which is updated. I wonder how much criticism his comments about that has brought him! I hope that young people will be inspired by him.
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Doaa Akram
Posted about 5 years ago
Chip Conley: Measuring what makes life worthwhile
I can definately agree with him on one thing, his point about the pursuit of happiness. We should not pursue happiness. Happiness is a state of being, that leads to doing. I do wish, though, more governments, such as that in my third-world country, turn away from the old industrial age GDP paradigm and shift to a new paradigm, where citizens' statisfaction and feedback are in fact bases for planning.
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Doaa Akram
Posted about 5 years ago
Philip Zimbardo: The psychology of evil
I think gossiping is the 15 volt type of evil. It causes all sorts of evil, including relationships severed, friendships ended, and animosity created. Ask your self this: Would anyone gossiping about you remain a good friend of yours?? Would gossiping in the office environment promote better working relationship with colleagues??
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Doaa Akram
Posted about 5 years ago
Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius
Elizabeth Gilbert writes the way she speaks. Listening to her talk is like reading her words, which really feels like sitting with a best friend over a cup of delectable white ambrosia to talk about the mundane, the carnal and the spiritual. I love that sufi aspect of her that recognizes there is more to life than what we perceive with the five senses. She recognizes and courageously talks about those "the magical divine entities" that inspire artists their art. A heresy for modern, skeptical minds. Her journey reminds me of the great Ibn Araby's advice "God seeks from you your heart and gives to you all that you are. So purify and cleanse it through presence, wakefulness and reverential fear." Gilbert's journey, and that of everyone seeking deeper meaning to life, does indeed start and end with presence, wakefuleness and reverential fear, especially the fear of falling victim to the ego and false self. Once set out on that journey, one has everything to gain, true genius included.