In the issue of February 5, the cover story ‘It’s not only about Mental Intelligence (IQ) by FD. Sheikh was a good read. I learnt to manage my emotions quite late. I was often compared to my siblings because I wasn’t smart like them. My parents loved me but destroyed my confidence and self-esteem by telling me that I was just mediocre and as such a big disappointment. As a result, I became very disturbed and started having fits of nger. My behaviour became bad. Everyone started shunning me because I was unable to exercise control on my emotions, and my relationship with my family members suffered. If my uncle, a psychiatrist, had not helped me during my high school time, I would have fared very badly. He taught me how to control my anger and emotions. I understood the importance of getting along with people and although I was never an exceptional student, I am not working in a reputable organisation’s Administration Department and doing quite well. But all children don’t have such help, and I hope our government makes it mandatory for schools to hire child psychologists.
Arsalan R Khan, KP
A serious issue
Few days ago, I saw two boys lying on the road. One was dead and the other was severely injured and the cause of accident, as usually happens, was a heavy vehicle that had hit their bike.
Violation of traffic rules and regulations is one of the major issues in Hub. It is very common for drivers to ignore speed limit even in densely populated areas. Most of the fatal accidents occur because of over-speeding. An estimated, 1.2 million people are killed in road crashes each year. Carelessness, while driving, is a very common concern. For instance, yesterday, I saw a boy using cell phone while driving. Traffic police should ensure safety in the city and punish violators of traffic rules, especially that of over-speeding.
Mahnoor Siraj, Awaran, Balochistan
This issue is not limited to Awaran, Mahnoor, as the curse of rule-breaking has struck a majority of our people. It is for our young people to realise that overspeeding is a danger not only for the perpetrator but also the innocent victims that fall prey to it. We request all our readers to do their bit to ensure that their family members abide by the traffic rules.
Narrated by Mujahid
Abdullah bin Umar said, "Allah's Apostle (S.A.W) took hold of my shoulder and said, 'Be in this world as if you were a stranger or a traveler." The sub-narrator added: Ibn 'Umar used to say, "If you survive till the evening, do not expect to be alive in the morning, and if you survive till the morning, do not expect to be alive in the evening, and take from your health for your sickness, and (take) from your life for your death."
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 76, Number 425
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