So, Raaji, here you go, i am doing your tag. :)

Here are the rules:
* You must list one fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of their middle name. If you don’t have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had.
* When you are tagged you need to write your own blog-post containing your own middle name game facts.
* At the end of your blog-post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag.
* Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged.

Awais, on different occasions, serves both as my first and middle name, so i'll go with Awais.

A- Alienation. The first emotion i distinctly felt when i was in adolescence... the feeling that i don't belong to the world in which i live, that i am out of place, that i am some sort of aberration, an anomaly. And this alienation was accompanied by an intense psychological loneliness... there was no one i felt who could understand me, or with whom i could talk freely. It was undoubtledly the worst phase of my life. And i have learnt that the best cure for this alienation is love; to love and be loved in return is the most effective anectode for this existential loneliness.

W- Wittgenstein. A philosopher whose thoughts have had a great impact on me, emancipating me from many of the metaphysical puzzles which previously seemed insolvable. The most important of these is the idea that language works as a language-game, and that meaning of a word is not conditioned upon a "definition". In other words, Wittgenstein has showed me the therapeutic aspect of philosophy. And then, his life as a life of brilliant genius serves as source of inspiration and his relationship with Russell often serves as a metaphor in my reasoning concerning genius, achievement, fame and recognition. [As expressed in one of my maxims.]

A- Ambition, Achilles. After alienation, ambition is second most distinct emotion i felt in my adolescent, and which to a great extent, i still do. The nothingess of my childhood has planted these seeds in me... to do something, to be something, 'to matter' in the world in which i live... a miniature Achilles, perhaps. But i am simultaneously conscious of the futility and absurdity of this desire, which often lands me in a state of despair.

I- Intoxicated... with love and philosophy. :) Both of them 'forbidden wines', to borrow the expression from Omar Khayyam.

S- Smile. 'Why do you put a ":)" so frequently at the ends of your sentences in chats?' I am sometimes asked. The reason is simple. I smile a lot. Maybe not always in the physical sense, but i smile quite a lot mentally and in my thoughts. And often i smile sadly at the sad thoughts as well. So, a smile is an expression of great and multiple signifiance for me.

People I Tag:

A- Angie
W-Can't think of anyone
A- Abdullah
I- Ibn Azam
S- Saad, Sulail


I will so agree with you about the notion of loving and being loved. It is the most wonderful thing in life. :)

Smile... I have a nickname that has been quite popular : Muskaan :)