Who can believe it eh? I am leaving Lebanon, and I am very excited about it. I will spare you all the patriot speech since I am extremely angry at this country. Angry to the point where I can look Gebran Khalil Gebran in the eye and tell him: “Dude, If Lebanon was not my country, I wouldn’t have chosen it to be” (this applies to Lebanon in its current state).
Lebanon is not Okay, and there is certainly something wrong with us for accepting the facts as they are, but who am I to say anything now right, eh? I am leaving; well wrong: I have been here, working, fighting, getting into trouble trying to better whatever little is left for us to work and live with. And I will keep fighting, maybe more freely this time (bullies like Mr. Wrong -and this just one example- can’t sue me now for exposing their documented violations.)
However, this country is killing us, surely but slowly (that is what my little brother told me in his goodbye letter), and he is right. So yes, I am happy I am leaving and excited about the new discoveries and adventures that I will never experience in Lebanon.
For those who will keep fighting, try not to become very angry, I failed at this. I am angry, extremely angry at everything and everyone in this country including and mostly the people who blame those in charge for the situation, as if in life, the pyramid is inverted and it stands on its smaller base!!
We should not be okay with how things are, from the smaller to the bigger thing! Including valet parking mafia, who steal your right to have a sidewalk and a parking space, the unpunished domestic violence and martial rape, and the biggest and bulliest CEO / Politician / Religious leader who transform the employees / people to pawns and string dolls to the point where they would thank him for the oxygen they are breathing!
There is no lala land, but I am hoping now for a better more exciting land, filled with love, music, photos, success and some mistakes.
Goodbye everyone, بحبكن كتير