I feel so relieved...that I don't have to worry about my siblings anymore alhamdellah. I used to worry a lot...about their futures although most likely they don't know that I did.
Two of my friends as well I think about...because I know they are unhappy and want something to happen in their lives..and they should know that there are times and even I experienced them when you don't know what's going to happen or how long are you going to stay in a depressing state but I wish I could tell my old self and my siblings before that it will pass. No really it will.
And life won't be perfect after that...but it will be better.
A recent event on the news portrayed a racist woman bad mouthing the people who are harmlessly inhabiting "her" country. It was a real shame we've become this way.
why can't human beings live on God's earth without the need to segregate themselves into nationalities? I wish the whole idea of nationality & passports never existed the more you try and define a group of people the more you segregate and exclude that same group of people from the rest of the world. We should all have the right to live wherever we choose on God's earth why do we need some permission from any person, did he create that land?
Countries that have included people from all different backgrounds are found to be the most peaceful(such as Canada,Switzerland, and Malaysia).
It's very difficult in most countries (cough cough) to attain the nationality even if you have "enough points". Again, who gave those authorities the right? If you're not of this nationality you are not given many rights and are subjected to lower salaries. Why? Those of citizenship are not superior beings. The pride that comes from citizenship sometimes becomes disgusting.
These restrictions at times cause families to not be able to see each other.
People get injured and die daily trying to win back or defend "their" country. Why restrict yourself to a certain country when God has created the whole earth? It's like the Palestinian/Isreali issue (OoOoO I did not just open up that topic lol) firstly they quite admirably welcomed the Isrealis when they stepped foot on their land then they are being kicked out.Again, who gave you right? Now I'm not favour of the "let's fight till the end of time" scenario...it's still just a patch of Earth at the end of the day.
We should break those nationality bonds. I'm not proud of where I'm from because a country doesn't define me. My own personal actions do.
horrible neighbours - from friends' and personal experience of putting up with neigbour kids messing up their driveways, breaking car windows...
happy to litter and live in filth - ( it isn't just limited to the streets; back in my apartment hunting days boy have I seen my fair share of rice/kabsa, pepsi bottles everywhere in the apartments talk about discouraging, and with maids in the house!)
pampered by maids - according to the embassy published recently 80% of Saudi families own maids, now if that means that it's because of all the women working then that would mean we have a higher percentage of women working here than the US...extremely unlikely!
can't stand in a queue - this isn't just limited to supermarkets/malls/etc but even while driving many will create new lanes that don't exist race to be ahead and cut you off on the bahrain bridge lol
lazy - according to recent polls Saudi employees are quitting jobs very frequently and their reasons being: (a)they believe the work they're doing is not part of the job description (classic line, is every job task supposed to be printed exactly and did they even READ their job descriptions? lol) (b) foreign bosses are too harsh on them...no that's the REAL world and not the pampered one you're used to!
bad character - I don't even know where to start with my experiences with this one, it went even as far as a 40+ yr. old woman ramming her shopping trolley into my legs because she said she should go before me to the cashier..!
we want change to happen but don't make any effort - recent elections shown very few participants voting..come on, atleast we're going for some change! When given the chance they disregard it, why!? Baby steps people.
Basically we need to shape up people. We have to start with really young age (if the kids at their school cafeteria waving their riyals in their hands all at once buying za3tar are not even told to stand in a queue do you think they will as adults?!!). Being good to your neighbour, practising cleanliness, good character are all part of religion anyways, but maybe it's more important to do the extreme in relgion rather than focusing on these..