The economic situation in Palestine is in a direction of downward swirl. There’s like this ongoing muttering trend in Ramallah (Palestine), well if the economic situation is so bad why are all the restaurants and cafes so full?! In my personal opinion it has nothing to do with the financial power of a person or the social level he or she belongs to, it’s all about empty social lives, long working hours and limited options one could do in so little time. I mean in this life it’s all about work and work, money and money, how is one supposed to let off a little steam?
The Arab person’s mind automatically flies to the idea that these people are so different, that these people are living their lives, doing what they want to do within this bad economic situation. Does it even occur that the Palestinian people are so isolated, choking within four walls? Does it even occur that the thinkable choice of going out to a cafe or restaurant is just a breather to get some air in even if we have no excess money?
I’m not saying people shouldn’t feel with other less fortunate people, but let’s face the reality, the Palestinian people are all less fortunate, those with financial problems, those with no jobs, those who are depressed, those who are jailed within the borders and so on.
So let’s give each other a break, no one knows what’s behind closed doors. It takes you and only you to change what you are in and make better your chances.
Till my next post..Take matters into your own hands!