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Monday, October 27, 2003

Seventeen-year old Munir, a Pakistani immigrant who was raised and lives in Midwood, Brooklyn, is very different from his religious Muslim parents. While they pray five times a day, Munir watches television, plays videogames, and wonders about nearly everything.

With questions like "How do we know our life in not a dream?," "What if 'The Matrix' is real?." and "What if you don't really exist, but are just a figment of my imagination?" constantly rattling around in his head, Munir's story is a window into the philosophical realm of one teenager's mind.

Munir was mentored by Eric Salat.

Contributors:

Munir Karim
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Comments [1]

michele piso

I panicked yesterday when I discovered that the link to Munir, one that I've used in my Critical Thinking class for years, was dead. I found a live one eventually, but for a minute I was so sad that maybe I had lost my connection to Munir, now no longer 17, but forever a part of my teaching life.
I hope that he is doing well, and on behalf of my students, I thank him for his journey to the Real.

Dec. 01 2010 11:34 AM

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