Intermediate Things!

As I sat in the office, thoughtful, feeling the urge to write yet not realizing what exactly it is I want to write about, a book, on the desk next to me, proposed the answer to me! The book’s title was: Intermediate Accounting.

When I read the title, a small smirk was drawn on my face and ironically I thought of this: Why do many academic books have titles carrying “intermediate” as the first word? How many things in real life application are intermediate?

The definition of the word intermediate is: lying or occurring between two extremes or in the middle position or state.

Now, think with me: How many times have we felt anything on the “intermediate” level?
When was the last time we felt “intermediate” pain, happiness, sadness, frustration or hope?
When was the last time we felt “intermediate” safety, stability or control?

Things in life, unfortunately, are rarely in the intermediate level. They happen to occur in extremes, extremes which we may not know how to handle or which we do not even desire.

Have you ever half hated someone?
Have you ever half loved anyone?

Let’s look at the bigger picture: take our society for example, the middle class is slowly vanishing (if it is not already gone that is!)

These days, things are extremities. So why do academic book writers still insist on adding the word intermediate in their book titles? Isn’t education a reflection of the world we live in?

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X-dreamer, fighter and writer... Using words to unleash the pain that eats me from the inside out, day after day!
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3 Responses to Intermediate Things!

  1. zeezazoo says:

    wallahi ennek rahibeh 😀 i've read this post half an hour ago, and since i finished, i started to think about what i read, and trying to find something to prove u wrong 😀 😀 but i couldn't!! there is no intermediate these days in anything!! maybe except in coffee and apparently in books :)i guess the books u r talking about r old, old education… in times when life was so simple and when they used to believe in the saying "خير الامور اوسطها" i guess we should get back to those times!! cuz they seem to be better comparing to our life now!!nice and strange subject!! i loved it… u have a big mind my friend 🙂 and amazing imagination!!

  2. Ghaida says:

    thats a very interesting view, i like it :)u r an amazing wrtiter

  3. Kamal says:

    intermediate intimacy? is that possible and can it be funny?:)

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