Saturday, April 30, 2011

Why did people get back to the way they used to behave?

Yes, unfortunately a lot of people after Jan 25 started going to the old, bad habits that they used to do. 

I was walking in a street that I went through while people were cleaning it and I took pictures of them. I was like any other Egyptian extremely happy and proud of the positive change that occurred and was clearly seen in the Egyptian streets. What happened?

The revolution started by the middle class. Middle class was the class that was really affected by the change that happened and they were the ones who initiated the positive movement and it was soon followed by the higher and the lower classes.

Why did people get back to the way they used to behave? Because the middle class is now back to their jobs. If the middle class doesn't move no one will. I know it's not that easy to balance between the tiring jobs everyone has and the fact that we need to get the "Cycle of production - عجلة التنمية" going, and the fact that we need to pay more attention to developing other aspects of the country. 

Another point which is part the past regime's fault and part ours. We didn't have the sense of ownership to the country. It's just like adrenalin. We had an adrenalin rush during and after the revolution, but then things cooled off. It's not that we don't have the sense of ownership anymore, it's just that we are not used to being positive and leave an impact on our society. 

People tend to be a bit pessimistic about this whole subject and they start saying we're going backwards and the revolution did nothing, "احنا بنطلع و بننزل على مفيش" but I disagree. CHANGE DID HAPPEN. 

How do we get people to get that energy back? Start with your own social span. Get everyone you know not to throw trash in the street. Encourage them to help in every way they can to develop this country.

I know my words sound very illusive and very hard to accomplish but so was getting Mubarak's sorry ass out of the chair.

Egypt is ours. Let's take her high.

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