MY 3-SENTENCE LIFE STORY
1 My name is Ahmed. I’m 23 years old. It’s the 5th of January, 2016.
2 Speed-Ball national champion at 5, world champion at 16.
3 IGCSE student at 13 years of age, American University in Cairo, Mechanical engineering student at 16.
4 I was one of the top students in my class with a 3.8 GPA. I’m 24 and I’m still a student.
5 I’m a perfectionist. I developed myself in all fields using all possible ways at the time, resourcing from everywhere.
6 I started learning business to plan for my company, IGNITE, on my second year at college (2009) at the age of 17. After many years of planning and educating myself, I founded the company – 4 years later. It aimed at raising large sums of money to help people living in deprived areas. I tried…
7 At 21 years of age, I died. I came back to life. My memory was entirely erased. I forgot everything I ever learned and I was unable to create new memories, all from the 27th of December, 2013.
8 My neurologist believes I’m a genius from after my second visit.
9 If I’m alive, I have a terrible short-term memory.
10 I will always remain a mechanical engineering senior.
11 I wish for many things to happen to me, of which is that my parents would one day forgive me for failing to be an engineer.
12 I want this book to reach people so they know that dedication and sincerity alone usually will not take you anywhere. Many times, you got to take control of life, get things done your own way.
13 I adore Emma Watson. And, my favorite number is 13.
I DIED ONCE BEFORE
I used to be the top of my class. Always the smartest, always the kindest, always the guy with the good heart.
I believe I still am the smartest in the room. Not the kindest though.
Life changes people.
I started planning my business at the age of 17.
I tried. I swear I did.
The one quality I’ve managed to sustain its immense growth over the years is my intelligence. With the testimony of one of the best neurologists in Egypt and the Middle East, Dr. Adel Hassanein, I’m a genius.
I’m not being cocky here, I’m only starting to state facts. And don’t be fooled, being remarkably intelligent can easily be a curse, especially when you have no short-term memory. Have you ever watched a movie called Memento? If you haven’t, I advise you to watch it before continuing this book. Or after, it doesn’t matter.
You’re not going to forget.
I mean let’s be fair. What good would your intelligence do you if you forget everything you did, do, or think of?
Wrong. Not when you’re a genius.
Definitely not when you’re a Capricorn.
“But again, what good would it do to you eventually? You’re going to forget everything you type down anyway – that is, of course, if you manage to type it down before you forget it. This sentence you’re typing now is going to be wiped away from your mind in a few seconds. Why bother?”
What else can I do?
What could be done in the very first place?
One of many things about my mind that trouble me is insomnia. I can’t sleep. As I’m typing these words down, it’s 5:13 AM.
Today is the 5th of January, 2016. This is my first entry in this book.
I wasn’t born with this condition; the short-term memory loss. I had an accident, a couple of years ago.