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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) on Pinned comment
If we could all find that inner child one day! Thanks for sharing!
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MashGhasem MashGhasem (@MashGhasem) on Pinned comment
Parsa jan here's an article about a lady in Iran who started paintings in her 80's. Golestan Gallery in Tehran is currently having an exhibit of her works.

ناگهان ۸۴ سالگی» در گالری گلستان
www.radiozamaneh.com/344304


And here's another item about a village in Italy where many residents live over 100 years, happily and very well adjusted. All the scientific research into their lives point out to three simple factors contributing to this unprecedented longevity:
1- Great (Italian) food, of course.
2- Healthy natural environment; sea side,.. (air, water,...)
3- Good sex

In One Italian Village, Nearly 300 Residents Are Over 100 Years Old
www.npr.org/2016/03/30/472442367/in-one-italian-village-nearly-300-residents-are-over-100-years-old


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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) on Pinned comment
Thanks for posting another inspiring and uplifting piece. As we age, if we could only remember that freedom outweighs wrinkles of our face.
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SubtleP SubtleP (@SubtleP) on Pinned comment
I felt like that last week when my girl broke up with me over some dumb shit
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Dakho Dakho (@Dakho) on Pinned comment
Thank you for another gem. In many US cities for the past couple of decade (if not longer) Urban Gardening and community building have emerged as connected endeavor becoming a serious struggle in the process.
This topic is so fecund, so multi-faceted and the literature so vast, it's a bit difficult to chose where to start.
So let's start with a Chaharshanbeh Suri celebration in a NYC urban garden, see below.
Gentleman leading the activities, Mr. Javadi is a long time Urban Gardening activist, responsible for introducing Norooz to great many NYC urban gardens.








On a personal note, sometimes I really miss Prospect Park.
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Parsa Parsa (@Parsa) on Pinned comment

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Siavash Siavash (@Siavash) on Pinned comment
I almost forgot to mention about Vincent Van Gogh. He cut his ear and sent it to the woman he loved as a "Gift". In that way, he was trying to show his love to the woman he loved all his life.
Toulouse Lautrec, French painter, was sleeping with all his models. His models were mostly prostitutes. His paintings were portraits of all those prostitutes. One of his paintings recently sold in auction in amount of 22.4 million dollars. Toulouse Lautrec finally died at the young age (36) due to his sever alcoholism.
Dr. Gholamhossain Saedi, ( Gohar-Morad) also died as a result of sever alcoholism. Dr. Saedi's grave is located at the same cemetery as Hedayat. They both laid to rest in cemetery of Pere lachaise in Paris, France.
Ernest hemingway, an american novelist, was heavy drinker. He finally shot himself in his head with a shogun at his residence. His father also committed suicide. In his final years he suffered paranoid feeling that F.B.I was after him.

John forbes Nash, mathematician, founded the "Game theory" and "differential geometry" theory. He suffered all his life from Paranoid Schizophrenia. The movie "A beautiful mind" portrait the life of John Nash. "Dissociation of character" is evident in the movie. The audience in the theater don't understand what part of movie is real and what part of movie is fantasy. Reality and fantasy changed places simultaneously.

P.S
Prior to "DSM IV", American Psychiatric Association used the term of Manic Depressive for Abe Lincoln illness, but in "DSM IV revised" the name of the illness was changed to "Bipolar Disorder". Farsi name is: Jonoon e Advarie

A Beautiful Mind
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Robert85 Robert85 (@Robert85) on Pinned comment
Rumi is really amazing, great article.
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Dakho Dakho (@Dakho) replied to iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
Incoherency IS NOT a virtue!
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EdwardKelly1985 EdwardKelly1985 (@EdwardKelly1985) on Pinned comment
Great article, thanks for sharing your knowledge.
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GJackson76 GJackson76 (@GJackson76) on Pinned comment
Interesting figures, suicidal always interested me...
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Siavash Siavash (@Siavash) on Pinned comment
Hedayat sees the world from the eyes of a dog by the name of "POT" in his novel straw dog.
Franz Kafka sees the world from the eyes of a Cockroache in his novel Metamorphosis.
Tragic death of both Pot and cockroach at the end of novels put the readers in a state of shock and deep state of sorrow or sadness.
"Split personality" are evident in both novels. Split personality or dissociation of characters are typical symptom of schizophrenia in Psychiatric settings.

In 1988, when I was a college student, I met our great novelist Bozorg Alaviبزرگ علوی in person. He was saying that he used to meet with Hedayat and Sadegh Choback صادق چو باک in Naderi Cafe in Tehran back in late 1930's. He was saying that Hedayat deliberately called the name of the dog POT in his novel. The name was extracted from the chess game when there is no way to escape.
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Siavash Siavash (@Siavash) on Pinned comment
Thanks for the literature. Compassion and sympathy is evident in the write up. That could be explained based on writer's gender.

Ernest Jone, the lifelong friend and colleague of Sigmund Freud, says that there is 30% to 70% correlation between art and abnormality. Many artists and outstanding characters in history displayed some kind of abnormality. Oscar Wilde, famous English novelist, was homosexual. His novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, is the reflection of those inner feeling toward same sex. Leonardo da Vinci and his famous Mona Lisa's smile or "Smile of Zhokond" is another work of homosexuality. Mona Lisa's hand is a hand of man rather than woman in the painting. Da Vinci's famous dream about an eagle who touch his lips is a symbolic act of Fellatio in De Vinci's private life, as Freud conceptualized in his book. Abe Lincoln was bipolar. He was walking constantly and pacing around which was a characteristic of "Bipolar Disorder". Pablo Picasso was schizophrenia. Picasso manifests 'Character dissociation" in his paintings which is a symptom of Schizopherenia. His work is amazing and character dissociation is clearly evident in it.
Hedayat never married. Most likely because of his mental illness. Some people say he never married because he had deep understanding of women's nature. He decided to stay single. His book "Blind Owl" reflects Hedayat's inner sexuality and his great desire for woman where the butcher touches the hips of the sheep. The lamb's hips remind him of his wife's hip from previous night.
Having said that about artists and their abnormal life style, no one can deny their masterpieces or art works they presented to the history of mankind.
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
"thanks but no thanks, said Sadegh after reading the piece about himself.
And he contiued 'to know me you first need to un-know me'.
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on Pinned comment
Parsa jan thanx for this enlightening article. Good job, as usual.
Unfortunately in Iran, even now in early 21st century, issues of mental health are not adequately paid attention to, or taken care of as they should be.
According to the articles below anywhere from a quarter to a third of Iranians suffer from mental maladies, but country's health infrastructure is obviously not equipped to even begin dealing with such a multitude of patients.
Oc course criminal mullahs have millions and millions to spend on mosques and spread their medieval superstitious nonsense.

از هر سه ایرانی یک نفر از یک یا چند بیماری روانی رنج می‌برد
چند سالی است اعلام آمار بیماری‌های روانی متوقف شده ولی اخیرا انجمن روانپزشکان ایران از کمیسیون بهداشت مجلس درخواست کرده تا روند آمارگیری دوباره آغاز شود.
www.fardanews.com/fa/news/120677/%D8%A7%D8%B2-%D9%87%D8%B1-%D8%B3%D9%87-%D8%A7%DB%8C%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%86%DB%8C-%DB%8C%DA%A9-%D9%86%D9%81%D8%B1-%D8%A7%D8%B2-%DB%8C%DA%A9-%DB%8C%D8%A7-%DA%86%D9%86%D8%AF-%D8%A8%DB%8C%D9%85%D8%A7%D8%B1%DB%8C-%D8%B1%D9%88%D8%A7%D9%86%DB%8C-%D8%B1%D9%86%D8%AC-%D9%85%DB%8C%E2%80%8C%D8%A8%D8%B1%D8%AF



«۲۳/۶ درصد ایرانی‌ ها دچار اختلال روانی‌ از جمله افسردگی‌اند»
بنا بر آخرین مطالعه ملی وزارت بهداشت ۲۳/۶ درصد مردم ایران دچار یکی از انواع اختلالات روانی‌هستند. از جمله ۷/ ۱۲ درصد بزرگسالان در ایران دچار افسردگی‌اند. شمار زنان مبتلا به افسردگی بیش از مردان است.
www.dw.com/fa-ir/%DB%B2%DB%B3-%DB%B6-%D8%AF%D8%B1%D8%B5%D8%AF-%D8%A7%DB%8C%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%86%DB%8C%D9%87%D8%A7-%D8%AF%DA%86%D8%A7%D8%B1-%D8%A7%D8%AE%D8%AA%D9%84%D8%A7%D9%84-%D8%B1%D9%88%D8%A7%D9%86%DB%8C-%D8%A7%D8%B2-%D8%AC%D9%85%D9%84%D9%87-%D8%A7%D9%81%D8%B3%D8%B1%D8%AF%DA%AF%DB%8C%D8%A7%D9%86%D8%AF/a-38354353



درصد ایرانیان اختلالات روانی دارند۳۴
وضعیت سلامت روانی مردم کشور به دلایل مختلف آلودگی‌های صوتی و هوا و تبعیض‌های اجتماعی، اقتصادی و معیشتی تحت تاثیر قرار می‌گیرد‌ به طوری که به گفته رییس سازمان بهزیستی ایران، ۳۴ درصد جمعیت کشور در سنین ۱۹ تا ۶۰ سال دچار اختلالات روانی‌اند.
www.vakilemelat.ir/fa/news/view/210510/%DB%8C%DA%A9-%D8%A2%D9%85%D8%A7%D8%B1-%D8%AA%D8%A7%D9%85%D9%84-%D8%A8%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%86%DA%AF%DB%8C%D8%B2/%DB%B3%DB%B4-%D8%AF%D8%B1%D8%B5%D8%AF-%D8%A7%DB%8C%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%86%DB%8C%D8%A7%D9%86-%D8%A7%D8%AE%D8%AA%D9%84%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%B1%D9%88%D8%A7%D9%86%DB%8C-%D8%AF%D8%A7%D8%B1%D9%86%D8%AF-


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Parsa Parsa (@Parsa) on Pinned comment
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on Pinned comment
Thanx for this original study of the relationship between Rumi and Shams, its significance and consequences.
Shams is here appears somewhat as a sort of an Anarchist who helped Rumi to break all superficial and cosmetic norms and boundaries of his times and reach a stage of true liberation and emancipation.
Please accept this recitation of Rumi's poetry in Persian, read by Shamlo.

شعرهای «مولوی» با صدای «احمد شاملو»
parand.se/?p=999
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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) on Pinned comment
Thank you so much for your insightful thoughts on Molana, a lesson of life and healing to face and overcome despair.
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GS1973 GS1973 (@GS1973) on Pinned comment
I love your style, truly love!
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GB1998 GB1998 (@GB1998) on Pinned comment
I wish I wouldn't be known. It is so tiring, really. I don't want to be famous anymore.
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