PARIS | Friday night: Europe’s brightest city falls into terror’s darkness. More than 120 people unjustifiably lose their lives. They were out: watching a game, attending a concert, eating at their favourite restaurant, proposing to their future partner. They lost their lives at the hands of hateful religious extremists with warped ideas about the world. What happened? […]Read More Paris: Obscurity, Intricacy and Terror
As a Lebanese growing up watching Lebanon’s history unfold from the outside I can only ask myself this one question; how many times can my people make the same mistake? They complain all day, yet when it’s time to take matters into their own hands and elect the people who will hold their lives in their hands for the next 4 years, they resort to the same warlords and “people” who have run our country into the ground systematically for almost a century.Read More Fool me once shame on you, Fool me twice shame on me
The METAPHOR You’ve lost your job, your child was given a detention, you’ve had a drink or two. Your partner tries to be supportive but in the heat of the previous events you begin to question your relationship, everything your partner does is wrong, stinks, is unfair – but you have a child together. You […]Read More Greece seeking space to breathe
Yesterday’s celebrations have just finished. It’s December, 25th, 2013 and gifts are everywhere. On this very special day, the world is reading, watching and hearing a tremendous number of unbelievable but real information. Indeed, on this festive day, civil war in Central Africa has stopped all of a sudden. Muslims and Christians have decided to bury […]Read More Christmas Miracle Stops Wars – Brings Peace and Wealth for All
This is a provocative article; read at your own discretion. John F. Kennedy said that war would exist until that distant day when the individuals who claim the right to refuse to perform military service, on the grounds of freedom of thought or conscience, enjoy the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does. Wars seem to […]Read More Would you die for your country?
Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. – Martin Luther King, Jr. Have you ever wondered how the media chooses what to write about and what to cover? To answer that we have to go back and define what the media means to the world today, which is nothing. The […]Read More Ignorance in the Media Deriving directly from the ignorance within us.
Dear Friend, Yeah I’m talking to you. I hear you think of Brazil and think of beaches, girls in heels, football tricks, oversized asses and endless partying. Sorry to ruin your dream, but the party is over. It has probably been over for many years but you haven’t been told. Here we export, we do […]Read More A letter from Brazil
Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95. But Mandela will never die. The ideas, ideals, values and beliefs of this great man remain with us and for the rest of humanity, for as long as we exist, Mandela will exist within us. 20 years ago the world was singing “Free Nelson Mandela” and […]Read More Thank You Nelson Mandela
I’m not feeling nostalgic, not more than the usual, but I am sitting here reminiscing about a few things that have happened. Tomorrow I turn 20. That’s a big one, I think; two decades! I still have memories of visiting my brother and my sister (my closest friends) at their home in Weimershof, Kirchberg in […]Read More A few thoughts from my last day as a teenager
A TEDtalk about a woman trying to find Mr.Right. What is amazing about this video is the moral of the story. “Don’t settle”. Amy Webb tried online dating and found out it wasn’t that easy to find the right guy. The dates didn’t always go very well. So, she, a fan of data started making […]Read More She “hacked” online dating
The first kind of democracy was the Athenian form of government created in city-state of Greece, Athens. Since then we’ve come a long way, democracy has spread almost all around the world and has paved a new way, away from the authoritarian ideologies of the past. Yet, there is a great disaffection with some of […]Read More Political Parties – Destroying Democracy?
There is the question of I, the question of we, the burning questions of “we as a people” and the most important of all, “we as a human race”. For the latter, we have big corporations, governing bodies, International non-governmental and multinational organisations that try to cooperate – but is it done well? As much […]Read More In what kind of world do we want to live in?
Dear cousin, I wish that every time we conversed I was able to write down what I am saying. I wish that I could show my worries less and show my understanding more. Dear cousin, I don’t want you to study, nor do I want you to find a job, I am not asking you […]Read More Dear cousin, How I end up hurting my cousin every time I try to advise her
It doesn’t seem as hard, commenting on the “Syrian crisis” from an apartment in sunny Athens, trying to make a judgement for oneself of what is happening now, not only in Syria but on an international level – what is being said about Syria and the actions we are about to see happening regarding the […]Read More In doubt about Syria
Any person who observes the world is likely to become a cynic. Wars, corruption, poverty, extremism – only a few things that once discussed briefly can make some react in a similar way to this “Oh this world is messed up, what’s the point of doing anything, what’s the point of trying?”. My grandmother believes […]Read More Is the world bad?