27 years old, salesman at Aramex

What do you like about Lebanon?
I like a lot of things; the diversity of its people and the generosity of some people.
I am a street artist so in many locations where I draw I find people ready to help in whatever I need. I like Lebanese girls their looks, mainly, because they take care of their general appearance even if a lot of times they overdo it.

What do you hate about Lebanon?
First of all, people don't know their rights and obligations. There is plenty of ignorance in this matter. The first thing that comes to my mind is the cars that pass under my house with the music so loud you lose focus on things. This is a simple example
of daily encounters that might invade your own freedom.
There is a lot of freedom in Lebanon but very little democracy. People can do whatever they want without anyone stopping them. You simply need to have your back secured by one of the "leaders" of sects to live freely. However, if you don't have
a backup and don't belong to any political party, you will be unprotected because the law in this country is corrupt.
I also hate the fact that we are racists. We consider ourselves to be higher and much more important than other nationalities. We discriminate intensely, we are divided into sects, and secularist people have a problem living here.

Are you involved in an association or a movement?
No, I am not because I already have a bad experience with movements. My father was engaged in one of the political parties and he gave lots of real sacrifices for the ultimate cause of this party. He gained nothing but trouble.
Political parties are for dreamers but the reality is that only individual interests count in the end.
That's why I always keep a distance from engaging in such movements.

How do you see the future of your country?
The future is dark here. I am usually not a pessimistic person. I am someone who focuses on his visual perception; I care a lot about what I see. Tripoli is the city I am living in. It is the second biggest city in Lebanon. It used to look great before the civil war but afterwards chaotic constructions took place which made the city look ugly.
And now if you take a look at constructions in the city you will find out they all look like boxes of tissue. The remaining space
is eaten by ugly constructions. I believe that what you see during your day affects your mental health. If your environment is ugly, your mind will surely be negatively affected.

If you had to leave Lebanon, where would you want to live?
Anywhere but the Middle East. Europe, Canada, US, mainly, the West. I guess I will have a decent walk in the park in a country that takes care of its environment and maybe there are more opportunities there.

A dream?
I dream of a moment where I can completely erase all distractions in my life so I can be able to focus on creating.

That’s Lebanon I love
The Lebanon I love is the sum of positive creations of all Lebanese people. This link shows my contribution.

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