Time discipline


Time discipline

In sociology and anthropology, time discipline is the general name given to social and economic rules, conventions, customs, and expectations governing the measurement of time, the social currency and awareness of time measurements, and people’s expectations concerning the observance of these customs by others.

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Conscientiousness is the trait of being painstaking and careful, or the quality of acting according to the dictates of one’s conscience. It includes such elements as self-discipline, carefulness, thoroughness, organization, deliberation (the tendency to think carefully before acting), and need for achievement. It is an aspect of what was traditionally called character. Conscientious individuals are generally hard working and reliable. When taken to an extreme, they may also be workaholics, perfectionists, and compulsive in their behavior. People who are low on conscientiousness are not necessarily lazy or immoral, but they tend to be more laid back, less goal oriented, and less driven by success.

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Time management

Time management

Time management is commonly defined as the various means by which people effectively use their time and other closely related resources in order to make the most out of it.[1]


But in a 2001 interview[2], David Allen observed:

You can’t manage time, it just is. So “time management” is a mislabeled problem, which has little chance of being an effective approach. What you really manage is your activity during time, and defining outcomes and physical actions required is the core process required to manage what you do.

Time management can refer to all of the practices that individuals follow to make better use of their time, but such a definition could range over such diverse areas as the selection and use of personal electronic devices, time and motion study,[3] self-awareness, and indeed a great deal of self-help. As narrowly defined, it refers to principles and systems that individuals use to make conscious decisions about the activities that occupy their time.

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Muslims should prioritized on the most pressing need, the present economic crisis

Muslims should prioritized on the most pressing need,

the present economic crisis


Contentious issues in Islam can be answered not just in black or white but there is a grey area that demands more sophisticated and rational justifications.

Renowned Muslim scholar, Dr Yusuf Al-Qaradhawi coined the concept Fiqh al-Awliyat which in means placing the priority on the most pressing need and requirement at the time.

Hence, one question comes to mind — is hudud the most pressing issue at this current moment?

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Why now Vatican ? Is this the tactic approval of Jews killing Muslims?

Why now Vatican ? Is this the tactic approval of Jews killing Muslims?

Pope trip to Holy Land to aid Jewish ties 


A trip to the Holy Land by Pope Benedict could help overcome “prejudice and incomprehension” marking Catholic-Jewish relations, a senior Vatican official said.

The Vatican is exploring the possibility of Benedict making his first trip to Israel and the Palestinian territories since his election in 2005. The Vatican has said the visit is still possible, despite the latest violence in Gaza.

Pope Benedict greets the crowd during his weekly Angelus blessing above Saint Peter’s square at the Vatican in this December 28, 2008 file photo. (REUTERS/Chris Helgren)

Cardinal Walter Kasper, in charge of relations with Jews, acknowledged that “problems haven’t been lacking” in Catholic-Jewish ties, including outrage over a prayer that some saw as calling for the conversion of Jews.

He also pointed to recent tensions over the role of wartime Pope Pius XII, who some Jews have accused of turning a blind eye to the Holocaust.

“I’m convinced then that the pope’s hoped-for trip to the Holy Land would be decisive to overcome prejudice and incomprehension that mark our relations with Judaism,” Kasper told Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano.

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Views and excuses given by Israel for the massacre

Views and excuses given by Israel for the massacre

Comment: A blatant lie… now here is what a Palestinian would say regardless of his religious background.

The article gives a blatant lie on the entire history of the Israeli occupation and Palestinian struggles. 

You came in my land out from nowhere, and said your great great great grandpa somehow inherit this land to you (without any verifiable claims AT ALL)… 

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Ismail Kassim: No Hard Feelings for swimming with the sharks and running with the tigers

Ismail Kassim: No Hard Feelings for 

swimming with the sharks and running with the tigers 



After reading the book “No Hard Feelings: A Reporter’s Memoir” by Ismail Kassim, I have to rate it as a “must read” for 2008. Ismail was a Singapore Straits Times reporter in Malaysia for more than a decade before opting for retirement in the 1990s. He finally got round to writing his memoir in 2007 and the book came out in mid-2008.

I rate the book a “must read” not so much because his life is interesting but the chapter he wrote on Malaysia is truly the best description of present-day Malaysian politics to be published in 2008. If you have RM50 to spend (you know, just miss one coffee session in Starbucks), I urge you to buy this book.

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