Thursday, April 30, 2009

What if...

What if my family hadn't come to Kuwait when they did?

What if we hadn't made as much money as we have today?

What if we were still in India and still poor?

What if my wife's family hadn't moved from the Philippines to Canada?

What if they hadn't become Canadian citizens and had the option of being middle class?

What if they were still in the Philippines and still poor?

Would then my own mother, sister and the woman who I would have married - have come here as nannies and housekeepers?

What if it all happened to them?

What if Kuwait had never been liberated, and citizens had no home to go to?

What if they had to make a living in a foreign country among a foreign people?


ma6goog said...

what if

is the name of my next book


muneera j. said...

"Civilization can only revive when there shall come into being in a number of individuals a new tone of mind, independent of the prevalent one among the crowds, and in opposition to it -- a tone of mind which will gradually win influence over the collective one, and in the end determine its character. Only an ethical movement can rescue us from barbarism, and the ethical comes into existence only in individuals."

Thank you for your contribution. If each one of us did their part, big or small, we can, hand in hand, make a difference.

"You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free."

nabeel said...

i couldn't agree more Muneera. you've said it perfectly.

I sincerely hope that sometime in the future, an opportunity will come that will allow all of us, citizen and expat, to make a difference for the better.