Practicing from the Heart in the age of Technology - All articles and poems are by Reza Ghadimi, unless otherwise noted.
As chaos seems to overwhelm the world, many young people are stepping forward to save the day for themselves, humanity and the world. People like Malala Yousafzai, of Afghanistan, Greta Thunberg, of Sweden, Milou Albrecht, of Australia, and others who are fighting for our environmental changes and global warming. And young geniuses like Caleb Anderson, an African-American 13-year-old who just started as a sophomore at Georgia Tech, studying aerospace engineering.
In medicine too, we have the likes of:
Balamurali Krishna Ambati MD, who was the world’s youngest doctor at the age of 17.
Riana Helmi MD, of Indonesia, age 19.
Iqbal-Al-Assaad MD, of Palestine, age 20.
Ola Hadaya of Syria. After earning her MD degree, she entered OBGYN residency at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at age 21.
Sho Yano MD, he earned a PhD and an MD from the University of Chicago by the age of 21
Dr. Arpan Doshi of Indian-origin who became UK's youngest doctor at age 21.
Heenal Raichura MD, also of Great Britain. She completed her medical degree at 22 years old.
Serennah Harding DO, of Kansas, USA, graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Suwanee, Georgia at the age of 22.
And many others. Most of these wonderful people got their recognition and education in western countries. But obviously there are many more like them all around the world. Given the same opportunity and recognition, they will fill universities everywhere. New technologies are available - right now - to give everyone of them the needed chance. We only need to breakdown the outdated and protectionist barriers.
As Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said in a recent in-depth interview about the diversity of our great nation [and indeed the world], it is up to our young people, our high school students, who must take responsibility for improving it.
And that should give us all great hope for the future of tomorrow!