The Lebanese are loved as a people over the world but loathed as groups, militias, and terrorists. This fact is not easy to grapple with, but essential to dealing with our differences and moving on.
The healing starts when we admit to ourselves that we are more different than we are alike. The reason why we can’t talk to each other is because we are different beyond reconciliation. You cannot love life and love death at the same time.Octavia Nasr
We are also some of the most challenged people. We are masters of the double standard and we live on past glories. We praise the successes of others and alienate ourselves with failures -- rarely do we wish each other success. All the while, we fail to spend the necessary time building our own successes and rebounding from our own failures.SHOW MORE