Welcome to my little corner of the world.
I take long walks with my confusion.
And the things in my troubled mind are just scraps of fragile logic sometimes end up here.

I am a person who tries to live every moment of his life, travel to every corner of the world, try every kind of food, read all the books at the bookstores, watch every movie and listen to every kind of music.

Just ask I have little book full of me, if you like, I might share more of them with you.

 

لا راضية ترحم ولا تسيب رحمة ربنا تنزل

أناهسافر ..
لأ ماتسافرش !!
- لا خلاص كفاية قوي لحد كدة، ملناش عيشه في البلد دي..
علشان خطرى خّليك فى مصر !!
- خلينا نعيش فى أي بلد محترمه أحسن من بلاعة المجاري ده..
نستحمل هنا منعرفش غيرها!!
- هنشوف حياتنا و مستقبل عيالنا ..
العيشه مع أهلنا بالدنيا !!
- دي فرصة ما تتعوضش ..
عيشتنا مستوره و انت مش محتاج !!
-طب كام سنة نزبط حياتنا ونرجع ..
محدش بيعيش بّره و بيرجع !!
- بس أنا تعبت و جبت اخري ..
إحنا أحسن من غيرنا !!
- قدامنا فرصه نعيش باقي حياتنا في امان ولا نموت عشان نعيش بكرامه..
رب هنا هو رب هناك والّى هيرزقك هناك بيرزقك هنا !!
- مستقبلى احسن بّرة ..
وتعب السنين و احلامك هنا ؟!!
- بس أنا نفسى احقق أحلامى بسرعة ..
متبقاش طّماع !!
- الطموح مش طمع، و السنة بّرة بـ 10 جّوة ..
و يوم مع اهلك بـ 10 سنين بّرة !!
- أنا سيبت مصر فى حالها و هّيا برضه مش سيبانى فى حالى ..
معلش، هتتعب بس ماتتغربش !!
- و نتعب ليه اصلاً؟ ..
قدرنا !!
- ما إحنا بإيدنا نغّيره ..
دا عدم رضا !!
- الرضا عُمره ما كان بالإستسلام ..
و المستقبل عُمره ما كان بالهروب !!
- الهروب من واقع بائس حياه ..
و الحياه بعيد عن الناس الى بنحبهم بؤس !! 
- و الاحساس بالعجز قدام الناس اللي بنحبهم قمة الزل والبؤس ..
ماتسافرش!!
ما تحلمش!!
ما تعيشي!!
-….. ما *$&^%# أمك يا مصر أنتى الىّ عاملة فينا كدة ..

 

Current mood 
#instaSoba3y #instaمتضايق_يا_نينه

Current mood
#instaSoba3y #instaمتضايق_يا_نينه

إسأل أي حد”هو ربنا خلقك ليه؟”- هيرد عليك من غيرتفكير”ربنا خلقنا علشان نعمر الأرض

طوّل معاه دقيقة كمان واسأله”وحضرتك عمّرت الارض بإيه في حياتك يعني ؟”
- هيقولك “درست واشتغلت واتجوزت وخلفت عيال يعملوا حس في الأرض من بعدي” دا متنيل على عينه حافظ مش فاهم و غالبا بيعطل بعد الجواز و الخلفه و حياته بتبقي بائسة ويستغرب من اللى عمله و بيعيش باقي حياته تقضيه واجب و خلاص لان اللي حفّظه البرنامج مقلوش المفروض يعمل ايه تاني غير كده
رغم أن كل الحجات دي مهمه برضه مختلفناش بس مش هي “النهاية” يعني
انك تعمّر الأرض يعني تكون مفيد لغيرك قبل نفسك، تخترع حاجة تطور من عيشتك وعيشة غيرك، تساعد حد سواء شخص أو أكتر بأي شكل…. يمكن حتي تكون اتخلقت بس علشان تساعد أمك ولا أبوك بشكل ما.
لكن تقول بإنك هتعمر الأرض بالخلفة والتكاثر فيبقى القطط و الكلاب و الأرانب أولى منك بالمساحة دي….ولاّدين ما شاء الله. 
فى حين أن لو واحد شذ عن القاعده دي و حب يعيش حياته بطريقه مختافه و ينجز حاجات مختلفة عن الستيريوتيب ده، أو حتى نفسه يحقيقها بس بشكل مختلف، الناس بتعتبره غير سوي يا مجنون.
عندي قناعة ذاتية إن كل واحد مخلوق لهدف وغرض مختلف عن باقي الناس كلها… و في حديث قدسي إن ربنا خلقنا علشان “يكتشف كنزه”.
محتاج تعيد نظر في سؤال “انت عايش ليه؟ و عايز تتجوز ليه؟ وايه فكرتك عن الجواز اساسا؟
‫#‏ذاكر_عشان_تجيب_مجموع‬
‫#‏خلص_الكليه‬
‫#‏دور_علي_شغل‬
‫#‏مش_هنفرح_بيك_قريب‬؟
‫#‏موسم_تزاوج‬
‫#‏ها_مفيش_حاجه_جايه_في_السكه‬؟
‫#‏عقبال_ما_تخاويه‬
‫#‏موسم_طلاق‬
‫#‏لف_وارجع_تاني‬

If you know someone who’s depressed, please resolve never to ask them why. Depression isn’t a straightforward response to a bad situation; depression just is, like the weather.

Try to understand the blackness, lethargy, hopelessness, and loneliness they’re going through. Be there for them when they come through the other side. It’s hard to be a friend to someone who’s depressed, but it is one of the kindest, noblest, and best things you will ever do. 

-Stepheny Fry

شيء ممل ومستفز انك تفهم كل اللي حواليك،انك تبقى عارف مين هيقول ايه امتى لو حصل ايه. 
حاجة زبالة انك تبقى عارف ان اللي هيحصل هيحصل حتى لو كان في ريحة مفاجأة كدابة في النص. 
حاجة مملة انك تبقى عارف ان الجديد هيبقى ممل اول ما تتعود عليه.
وقت ما تملّ من الروتين اللي في حياتك و تروح تدور علي روتين جديد تكسر بيه الروتين القديم و يتحول التغيير نفسه لروتين!
و لو اللي راح رجع وبعد ما رجع فضل كتير هترجع هتزهق منه برضه. 
ولو كل اللي انت عايزه حصل بسهولة هتزهق ومش هتحس بمتعه و حماس في اي حاجه.
ولو اغنيه عجبتك قعدت تسمعها طول اليوم هتزهق منها.
المنطق ممل… التكرار مقرف... الروتين قذر.

10 Egyptian Concepts that Need to Change

  • “Tradition” is a synonym of “Logic”
    Unlike anywhere else on the planet, being a logical person in Egypt probably means you are “weird”. You have to comply with prescribed norms and traditions even if they are illogical because “that’s what everyone grew up with”. 
  • “Someone doesn’t seem religious”
    Because we live in a country where the level of one’s “religiousness” is measured by an outfit or a spoken word, how devout you are is reduced to how you look, not your deeds or how you treat people. Which explains why Egypt ranks at the top in corruption indexes and sexual harassment rankings. 
  • People live to marry and raise children.
    If you ask Egyptians about the purpose of life, the answer will likely be to work, marry and raise children. Although these things are “means” not an “end”, if someone wants to accomplish different things, or even accomplish them differently, he’d seem odder than any of his family or friends. 
  • Age is a limit
    “Age is just a number” – nothing is truer than this quote. No one is too old to start over, rediscover himself, love and explore the world. It’s never too late to change things. 
  • Some dreams are invalid 
    If you don’t want to be a doctor or an engineer, then you have to work in other careers that pay 10,000 LE per month to be considered “good”. But if you want to go for an artistic career, the entire republic will spend all their time trying to convince you that your life will be chaotic and unstable. 
  • If you’re not with us, you’re against us 
    In Egypt, if you don’t belong to the majority, which varies from the most supported football team to Morsi supporters in 2012 or Sisi supporters in 2013, then you have to review (and realign) your thoughts to fit in.
  • The elderly know best 
    No one knows it all; we all learn new lessons from life every day. Being old doesn’t give you control of absolute truth just as being young isn’t a justification for committing bad choices. The difference between people is how they think, analyze and react to situations, not how much they age.
  • “We’re not interfering in your business, we’re just saying our opinion” 
    There’s a huge difference between giving people your thoughts on an issue when they ask and interfering in others’ lives. People’s lives, decisions, partners, jobs and houses are surely none of your business – there’s no need to state why you dislike them.
  • Getting paid but not working 
    Going to the office every day is not deemed “working hard” as many Egyptians think – it’s normal, something the entire world does, and the efficiency of work is measured by the result. But some people like to abuse the popular claim that says employers exploit their employees for their own benefits and use it as an excuse not to work hard! 

  • “What’s fun about that?”  
    Believe it or not, methods of having fun vary from one person to another, that’s why they don’t teach kids how to have fun in school. Please don’t tell anyone how to have fun, we all know how and in our own ways!

via @ScoopEmpire

Eleutheria - (Almost Everything I Have Learned In My Life)

An Essay of Bassem Sabry, who just passed away- a loss that is hard to swallow - It is worth reading.
Bassem wrote this beautiful article On his 30th birthday about his life but it was a lesson to all In life.
You can only hope to go through experiences that will get you to this genuine simplistic status.

Life should occur backwards

You start out dead and get that out of the way. Then you wake up in a nursing home feeling better every day.
Then you get kicked out for being too healthy, enjoy your retirement and collect your pension.
Then when you start work, you get a luxury car on your first day. And a party on your first day.
You work for 40 years until you’re too young to work.
You get ready for University: find your love match and enjoy companionship, go from party to party and live your life to the fullest.
Then you go to primary school… you become a kid… you play… and you have no responsibilities.
Then you become a baby until you are born. And then you spend your last 9 months floating in your mother’s womb.
At the end, you leave this world in peace.

They’re called “Sweet Lies & Bitter Truths” for a reason.

Everyone says they’d rather be hurt with the truth than comforted with a lie but that’s a big fat lie in itself. 
Fact of the matter is no one can really handle the truth.. the truth upsets people. So they rather be comforted with a lie.
They’d rather be naive and happy ‘cause when you tell ‘em the truth they get mad at you. 
They don’t want your bitter truth. They want your sweet lie. They like their comfort zone too much.

Please leave your stereotypes & preconceptions at the door.

Unless we are very careful, we doom each other by holding onto images of one another based on preconceptions that are in turn based on indifference to what is other than ourselves. And when you project your preconceptions on a person, you never see them as they truly are.
This indifference can be, in its extreme, a form of murder and seems to me a rather common phenomenon. We claim autonomy for ourselves and forget that in so doing we can fall into the tyranny of defining other people as we would like them to be. By focusing on what we choose to acknowledge in them, we impose an insidious control on them.

I’ve learned that i have to pay careful attention in order to listen to others with an openness that allows them to be as they are, or as they think themselves to be. The shutters of my mind habitually flip open and click shut, and these little snaps form into patterns I arrange for myself. The opposite of this inattention is love, is the honoring of others in a way that grants them the grace of their own autonomy and allows mutual discovery.

Some Imperatives.

Text Performance. 2011.

Some Imperatives is a durational performance comprising a sequence of eight short texts which are painted by a performer at hourly intervals on a gallery wall. 

I no longer have the energy for meaningless friendships, forced interactions or unnecessary conversations. If we don’t vibrate on the same frequency there’s just no reason for us to waste our time. I’d rather have no one and wait for substance than to not feel someone and fake the funk.  
Being surrounded by the wrong people is the loneliest thing in the world.
so I took a vow that from now on… No more wasting time with the wrong people, No more wasting time on unappreciative people.

Flogging a dead horse

Take a look at everything around you… 

Nobody talks about anything anymore. They just regurgitate everything they see on TV, or hear on the radio or watch on the web. 
When was the last time you had a real conversation with someone without somebody texting or looking at a screen or a monitor over your head? You know, a conversation about something that wasn’t celebrities, gossip, sports, or pop politics. 
You know, something important, something deep & meaningful, something personal.

The thing is, if you just do stuff and nothing happens, what’s it all mean?… What’s the point? 

Oh right, this whole thing is about self acceptance. So I should stop judging and accept? So no matter what I do, hurray for me because I’m a great guy? It’s all good? No matter how many dogs I kill I just - what - do an inventory and accept? I mean you backed your truck over your own kid and you like accept? What a load of crap.

"Breaking Bad" -Aaron Paul