Thursday, August 15, 2013

Egypt is learning the lesson, the hard way

No one, and I mean no one has learned this lesson by just reading books, or listening to inspirational speeches, or even watching Oprah. And the lesson is: human lives are more important than their differences.
The bloodshed we're witnessing in Egypt these days is a perfect example of how hard the journey to peace is. And that too if they are heading into the right direction. If not, then I am afraid it might be a vicious cycle of violence.
If you've seen The Lion King, you must remember Mr. Rafiki's lesson: "The past can hurt. But the way I see it you can either run from it or learn from it".
The problem in Egypt today is not that it's divided between two political groups who have extremely opposing beliefs. The problem is how they are fighting for those beliefs.
The war between the right and the left is not uncommon to any nation on earth, but how they fight it is what makes those nations more peaceful than others.
But again those who fight their differences in a civilized way only do it because they've learned the hard lesson at some point in the past. And Egypt is still in the process of it.

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