Saturday, October 25, 2008

Things often get worse before they get better.

13 comments:

MT said...

Interesting. I was thinking the same thing. I really hope they do.
p.s. i'm in toronto - thesis business. and no, i'm not done yet

hajera said...

i agree. you're very wise asmaa. very wise indeed.

abdul said...

So...asmaa, do you watch grey's anatomy by any chance? (...just asking a random question)

adnan. said...

@abdul - hahahaha

merideth is probably the most annoying character on that show.

Asmaa said...

Um, actually I do watch grey's anatomy. And I agree, Merideth is the lamest character.

Why? The post doesn't have anything to do with the show.

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adnan. said...

methinks in one of the voiceovers in the intro or in the ending merideth says that line. something about things getting worse before they get better.

i didn't make that connection until abdul mentioned it though. i'm still not 100% sure.

it's odd though, because things can get worse before they get worse. things can also get better before they get worse. things can also get better before they get better. all the permutations apply and therefore it's somewhat presumptuous to say that A follows B with any certainty.

we should adopt and be more accepting of this state of perpetual uncertainty.

Asmaa said...

I didn't get it from grey's anatomy. That would be cheap. Actually it's really just a therapeutic social work-y type statement. i.e. if your client seems to be getting worse, it's not always an indication that it will continue downhill. Rather, when a client is unearthing painful things and coming to terms with them, it's a painful process that will eventually lead to his/her betterment.

And here's to hoping that my initial statement is true. Because then I'll have "better" to look forward to :)

abdul said...

Asmaa - it was just a random question! But I like your "therapeutic social" reasoning, and its quite true sometimes.

BTW since we are on the topic of Grey's Anatomy, one more question, why do you think a 13 year old muslim female should not watch Grey's Anatomy?

adnan. said...

because someone else is making decisions for her?

Asmaa said...

Umm wow this conversation has steered into a strange direction, but okay. A 13 year old should not watch grey's anatomy because...

1. It's pretty explicit for any 13 year old. And gory.
2. Because she should be doing better things with her time (lol).

And Adnan's reason :P

btw Abdul, who are you?

abdul said...

alumni at the university of western ontario - BSc. Electrical engineering.

I used to check out Dr. Yaser Haddara's blog [ he used to come to london for MAC events] and since he didn't update from time to time I started reading the different people's blog he had listed on the side and your blog seemed interesting. I Am from London, ON.

hope its okay that i keep reading ur blog...

Asmaa said...

A link from Dr. Haddara's blog... awesome! yeah man, of course keep reading, I was just curious :)