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Things Holding You Back.......

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Salam, 

 

Life often turns out to be very different than we thought it would be. Few of us grow up to live the life we dreamed of. 

 

1. Is there something you really want/wanted to do in life?

2. How successful have you been in doing it? How did you do it?  What were some challenges, difficulties and hardships you came across?

                           OR

What thing(s) hold you back from doing that? 

3. What things have you done in the past that you regret most? 

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You can still do it.

 

That's the spirit.

 

Even in this old age I've almost decided on a MA in English literature. Given complete freedom, I'd have studied history, literature and politics, or any combo of the these. But like every desi guy who is supposed to earn a marketable degree to impress ghosts and prospective inlaws, I ended up with finance and accounting. But I'm not complaining. I enjoyed what I studied at uni.

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Bismehe Ta3ala

Assalam Alikum.

My dh wants to go for arb3een. I want to visit my Imams in 3raq, but I have young children. Death surrounds me in Beriut. I want to go and stay with my Imams and be in there presence before I return to my Lord. I miss Rasoul Allah too and my Imams at Baqee3. Insh'Allah I'm given the tawfeeq to do ziyrat at Imam Ali Reza and his sister Sayyida M3suma. Just your du3s to make this happen.

M3 Salamah, FE AMIN Allah

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1. I sometimes wished I completed my Ph.D. You only get one chance in life and when it's gone, it's gone.

Agree with the others, you can still do it.

That's the spirit.

Even in this old age I've almost decided on a MA in English literature. Given complete freedom, I'd have studied history, literature and politics, or any combo of the these. But like every desi guy who is supposed to earn a marketable degree to impress ghosts and prospective inlaws, I ended up with finance and accounting. But I'm not complaining. I enjoyed what I studied at uni.

Gypsy and Marbles, go for it !!! I know someone who did her postgrad and later PhD after being a Mother for 20 years. My current Professor is 68 years old , a neurophysiologist with a MD and Phd and has just decided to do MA in Urdu literature.

3. Spending too much time on ShiaChat.

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My mother finished her PhD when she was 50, worked as a professor, and recently retired but her university won't let her go. They hired three people to replace her and still beg her to come back each semester, and each semester she complains but does it anyway.

I want to visit my Imams in 3raq, but I have young children. Death surrounds me in Beriut. I want to go and stay with my Imams and be in there presence before I return to my Lord.

Your children need you more now. Inshallah when they are older you can visit your beloved, and if not in this life in the next inshallah.

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1. I sometimes wished I completed my Ph.D. You only get one chance in life and when it's gone, it's gone.

2. I don't regret the past. I lived a fairly good life. Can't complain much.

3. Spending too much time on ShiaChat.

My father finished his masters of Engineering degree at 56 as of this summer, all while he was working and raising the family. It took him 5 years to complete it since he did it part time. Now that he's done, he's considering to look for a job as an instructor at a local community college and leave his old job.

 

Believe me, you've got lots of time and chances ahead of you still.

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My current Professor is a 68 years old , a neurophysiologist with a MD and Phd and has has decided to do MA in Urdu literature. 

 

Wow, this is inspiring. He proves that age is not a barrier to learning when you have a passion for it!

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NASA is taking applications for astronauts and I meet the minimum qualifications. I'd almost definitely not get the job, I don't want to relocate my family to wherever they do training, and I most certainly do not want to go into space for a long period of time while my children are still little. Should I apply anyway?

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NASA is taking applications for astronauts and I meet the minimum qualifications. I'd almost definitely not get the job, I don't want to relocate my family to wherever they do training, and I most certainly do not want to go into space for a long period of time while my children are still little. Should I apply anyway?

 

Cool. Give it a shot. Try. See how far you go.

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NASA is taking applications for astronauts and I meet the minimum qualifications. I'd almost definitely not get the job, I don't want to relocate my family to wherever they do training, and I most certainly do not want to go into space for a long period of time while my children are still little. Should I apply anyway?

 

OK, ask yourself this question:

 

Your cockpit is on fire and your flight suit is catching fire. Can you still remain calm and function effectively while multi-tasking and vocally reporting?

 

You see why they like test pilots.

 

But not all astronauts now are test pilots. So maybe you should.?

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OK, ask yourself this question:

 

Your cockpit is on fire and your flight suit is catching fire. Can you still remain calm and function effectively while multi-tasking and vocally reporting?

 

You see why they like test pilots.

 

But not all astronauts now are test pilots. So maybe you should.?

 

My superpower is handling disasters like a pro.  I may seem like a turtle most of the time, but when things are flying, falling, or crashing and someone is about to get hurt, I move like lightning.  I've been known to leap 20' across a room to catch heavy objects that were falling on a child before anyone else in the room even knew what was happening.  When it's an emergency, my brain speed changes.  Once I was in the middle of a car wreck on the interstate.  I could see everything happening in slow motion in my rear view mirror before I got hit, and because of that I had time to steer off the road and barely hit the car in front of me.  The two cars behind mine were completely smashed and the drivers ended up hospitalized, one in a coma.  My front right corner hit the rear left corner of the car that I was pushed into, and my back end was completely demolished.

 

The main issue is that IF I were selected, I'd have to say no because I wouldn't want to leave my family.  Should I apply anyway just to find out if they would choose me?

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My superpower is handling disasters like a pro.  I may seem like a turtle most of the time, but when things are flying, falling, or crashing and someone is about to get hurt, I move like lightning.  I've been known to leap 20' across a room to catch heavy objects that were falling on a child before anyone else in the room even knew what was happening.  When it's an emergency, my brain speed changes.  Once I was in the middle of a car wreck on the interstate.  I could see everything happening in slow motion in my rear view mirror before I got hit, and because of that I had time to steer off the road and barely hit the car in front of me.  The two cars behind mine were completely smashed and the drivers ended up hospitalized, one in a coma.  My front right corner hit the rear left corner of the car that I was pushed into, and my back end was completely demolished.

 

The main issue is that IF I were selected, I'd have to say no because I wouldn't want to leave my family.  Should I apply anyway just to find out if they would choose me?

 

Wow. Quick response time during a disaster really helps. Some people just freeze, totally paralyzed, unable to think when something strikes all of a sudden. You're the opposite! Make sure you include your Final Destination-like road scenario in your personal statement.

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