I have only lived for more than two decades but I feel like I have seen and experienced a lot of discrimination/ prejudice/ cruelty. I have come to realize that there are more narrow-minded unmannered people outside my country. (Well, I mean no offense to anyone).
I came to this place where people hardly accept their own mistakes, often blame others for their wrong doings and favor people of the same race. I came to this place where one works like a slave with almost no time to eat and tinkle, where one keeps sowing while others just harvest.
I came to this place where the boss is faultless and always right and the employees are always wrong and can barely air their grievances. I came to this place where you can trust no one and believe no one.
I came to the wrong place I guess. My country is not rich but there you are free; a stranger is never a stranger; a foreigner feels welcome and right at home. Our people are not well-heeled but they have OPEN MINDS, GOOD MANNERS and KIND HEARTS. They know how to treat people the way they deserve to be treated.
We may not have a thousand barrels of oil but we have thousands of hardworking creative resourceful versatile men (plus we do not smell like onions, chicken curry or armpits, pardon my words).
Before I came to this place, I thought we were just an ordinary nation but I was absolutely wrong. Now I know that we are extraordinary and one of the best nations in the whole wide world. (Please don’t get me wrong. I’m not bragging. I am just proud of my/our own race).
It is a shame that I am here, making a living, benefiting from their wealth. Nevertheless, I am still blessed and grateful to step out of my comfort zone for a while, be more mature, strong and independent.
Soon I will leave this place and be relieved from stress, suffering and mistreatment. Fate dumped me here to have a deeper understanding of life, humanity and the real world. I will not probably miss this place and its people but I will never ever forget the great lessons I have learned during this weird painstaking journey.