Sadiqullah Khan


mens sana in corpore sano -a healthy mind in a healthy body


Anton, and are not I am cultured,
Stealing a line from you and your brother's
Nikolai's painting. Am not I cultured,
On the face-book, and in the times of internet.
Neither spilling vodka, sniffing cup-board-timelines;
Catching mad cats and sharing goats for no reason.
Paying other's debts, hum…
Do you mean mortgage?
Or paying other's bills.
No sir! Others are others, and where they are not,
They are quickly becoming.
Disparaging oneself to rouse compassion,
You are speaking of mobile-uploads, I suppose
They forgive noise, and do not say "nobody can live with you."
Agree, is this for loving spouse?
Not for beggars, but sympathizing with those not seen
You mean emotional-fatigue, I am sure
And fotos and videos, ‘terribly miserable' affront
Nightmarish arousing nausea and needing emesis,
Like Zion butchering and overnight cities of millions
Virgins refusing to die, for fear of terrorists,
Lest they may be offered to them as rewards.

"So, according to Chekhov, "being cultured" is synonymous with being compassionate, sensitive, mindful, kind, true to oneself and to others, resourceful, grateful, aware, tasteful and seasoned with a great amount of courage and integrity—qualities most individuals are or should be reaching for on a daily basis. In other words, to be cultured is to be whole."

-On reading Anton Chekov's letter identifying eight qualities predominant in so-called cultured individuals in a letter to his brother Nikolai, an artist.

Saiqullah Khan
Peshawar
July 30,2014.

Submitted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Topic(s): love and art


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Anton Chekov with his older brother Nikolai in 1882 @ Rebellle Society

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  • Silver Star - 9,299 Points Akhtar Jawad (7/30/2014 3:25:00 PM)

    So, according to Chekhov, being cultured is synonymous with being compassionate, sensitive, mindful, kind, true to oneself and to others, resourceful, grateful, aware, tasteful and seasoned with a great amount of courage and integrity—qualities most individuals are or should be reaching for on a daily basis. In other words, to be cultured is to be whole.
    Your knowledge on this web is next to none. A lovely write. (Report) Reply

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