Egypt, Cairo 8 Years Before Revolution
What the news show you are screaming angry people of Cairo. Well there is a normal side of life too. As in any big city you have a spectra of modern and old, rich and poor. There are always two sides of a coin. Bias and expectations clog up your mind. Don’t let your bias and the news media fool you!
Any surprices? Similarities to where you live?
Did you see:
An Independent old lady with drivers license. How many of those do you have in the US?
Ooo angry Arabs, or wait, no, smiling nice people! Hmm?
A gentleman opening the door for a woman?
Street vendors. A form of businessmen?
Someone trying to talk his way out of a ticket/fine?
An old lady smoking! But aren’t they all suppressed, subdued? Hmm?
A loving father with his daughter on his shoulders? So they love their children?
Two well dressed kids in a shopping mall?
Did you just see a Palestinian scarf and a man with a beard???????
I’m really glad you posed this! I get the same question where ever I go as people think that by being independent I’m rebelling against my “stifling culture”, how would they know, when they haven’t actually lived there, right? I kind of got into an argument with a friend about this, so I’m still stewing, sorry! But thank you for posting this!
You are welcome. It is soo easy to get fooled into thinking that all people of one place are the same. We all do it. One just have to become aware of it and then the possibilities of learning and really listening and seeing is possible.
Most people go through life just hearing and looking but don’t see the forrest because of the trees 😉
Good luck in trying to combat generalizations and stereotypes. Please don’t give up
I like it a lot!
thanks for this link! Great shot!!
Thank you .-)
Beautiful photos and more importantly beautiful words. It’s so true that it’s easy to listen to the news and form opinions based on that rather than forming our own opinions based on our true experiences. One reason I love to travel with my children is to expose them to the “sameness” of people and cultures around the world…… while also embracing and celebrating the differences. Mostly though realizing that most of us are looking for a world filled with peace to be with those we love.
such a nice comment 🙂 Thank you
Aren’t we all equally different in our sameness of love 😉