Quite a different subject from my usual content, but I just finish watching the Lebanese drama film directed by Nadine Lebaki in 2018.
I saw the trailer a couple of months ago, and it was until now that I finally got the time to watch the film. I thought I knew what to expect but actually I didn’t… I’m going to leave the trailer of the film in this post as well. Don’t worry I won’t spoil the movie, but after you watch the trailer you can continue reading my post!
Now that you watched the trailer, you’re in the mood for a deep talk. Can you imagine being a 12 y/o already disgusted, tired and agry about life? I can’t, not even in a hard day of work, I would be able to compare my life with someone that want to sue his own parents for giving him life.
After watching this film, I confirmed my theory about life. “Sadly life is not created equal for everyone, and the saddest part is that some people will never realize they’re entitled for a better one”. If you have access to my content I guess you have at least a 3G connection mobile or you’re using a laptop/desktop (you probably have the 3 of them) then you’re part of the 56.1% of the world population that has internet access. If you’re reading this post and your native laguage is not english, you’re part of the 1 billion that speaks english as a second language. If you speak a thirth language you’re part of the 13% of world population that can do it. (Source: World Economic Forum)
My point here is that there are so many things that we take for granted in our daily lifes. It is amazing to have goals and work hard to achieve them, and once you get them go ahead for new ones! But please, do not forget in those moments of pressure and doubts that you’re already making it, all your efforts account even the ones that seems so small to your eyes!
Please don’t minimize your efforts or take them for granted, something that might seem so easy for you, might be a big deal for someone else.
Y We’re living in a society that never has enough (money, recognition, love, time, degrees etc…) and it’s actually so sad! While we are complaining about material things, people in other countries are suffering for basic needs, such as education or legal papers, and actually very few do care about it.
The purpose of this post is not make us feel bad about being “most fortunate” because, at the end of the day, we can not choose in what country or condition you’re going to grow up. My aim is just to enlight the fact that whenever is possible try to be informed about the different problems/situations our world is suffering and maybe try to make baby steps for a change. Let’s just take an example:
You love animals? Great, donate a small amount to your local animal shelter or find an international association that works with animals in other places.
« Wild at Heart Foundation funds animal welfare projects all over the world. We are on a mission to compassionately reduce the world’s 600 million stray dog population through rescue projects, neutering programmes and education initiatives. By 2025 we want to rehome 10,000 dogs, neuter 100,000 dogs and educate 1,000,000 »
This was just an example, but really any cause, any amount or any type of help can make a difference. Even the fact of being a ware of a problem is already a step. I know sometimes in our daily habits and routines we don’t seem to have time to appreciate all our blessings, just try at leat every night to mention 3 things that you’re greatfull for, even if your day was hard. I’m pretty sure you came back home to a warm place, you eat something and you have hopefully someone’s company.
Mysery is hard to watch and sometimes people prefere to turn away from it, because it’s really heartbreaking, but the only way to build a compasionate society is being part of the solution.
I hope you’ll get the chance to see the film and learn something from it. As I said before it has been one of the hardest/real films I’ve seen. Every dialogue and scene felt so raw, full of desperation, tierdness of ingnorance and neglect.
See you soon!
PD. Capharnaüm means chaos in arabic