So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.
In the Mid-term, I dream of partnering with some like-minded and light-hearted folks to run three non-profits:
The first one is an animals’ shelter. The need was triggered by this heartbreaking story. Here is an extract:
How would I explain my feelings to a person whose only concerns are their first circle, no matter what it is? How would I describe the unconditional love that I unleashed with re-writing my program for myself, pure strangers, and the whole universe?
Most importantly, even if I could find a way, the question is, “would it be worth it?”. It seems to me that, when we are not interacting with like-minded and light-hearted folks, deep and real discussions would be draining instead of being nurturing.
To come back to the story, I couldn’t help but add a brief comment, “my reaction is fueled by how wrong and cruel what happened was. I believe that having a conscience should be our compass instead of the fear of punishment.”
Before leaving, I made sure she would be taken care of and granted the right to be buried decently. I am still not sure how I could drive. Luckily, I had some time before reaching my parents’ place.
By the end of the day, when going back home, I collapsed. It felt like after three sleepless nights. I dreamed of her. I struggled with writing about the incident the whole week.
The second non-profit would be a “Psychological Rehab” for kids of abusive parents. It seems to me that this kind of idea might drastically reduce the trauma percentage and make the recovery time from CPTDS way shorter. Abuse may be physical, sexual, or psychological. When we beat you, you know the origin of your physical hurt, and that somebody mistreated you. When we abuse you sexually, you also do not doubt what you endured. Interestingly, when your perpetrator abuses you psychologically — especially in a subtle way, you aren’t able to tell what’s happening. Result? You start questioning your worth.
Should it seem worthwhile, I explored the details here. There would be a need for servant leaders to volunteer in schools so that to spot the kids. Those innocent creatures deserve a second chance, I believe.
The third and last non-profit would be a special school where the educational system would, first and foremost, be focused on psychology and keeping the students connected to who they truly are. I summarized my ideas some time ago in this piece (P.S. customizations will always be welcome!). Here is an extract:
When your neighbor asks you “which school will your children be going to?” your answer will typically revolve around the proximity to home, and maybe grade rank amongst other schools in the area.
A reformed educational system-centric to the fundamental principles of relationship building, consideration, and integrity could make the neighborly chat over the fence an entirely different conversation.
There would be no need to plan your residence area depending on your search for the most suitable school anymore.
We need to represent the fairness principle carefully. Similar educators’ qualifications. Similar educational means. Similar pedagogy, etc. What is that supposed to create?
Nurturing the kids’ core values which have been vehiculated to them by their parents. Observing the alignment between what they were told and its execution in their schools is creating a sort of faith in the world’s goodness!
I was on my way to the gym when those magic dreams visited me! I had to stop my car and enthusiastically share them with my only soul friend in Tunisia going by the name of Khalil Gdoura; the one I celebrated here.
They say, “Don’t brag about your dreams unless you already have an action plan!” I say, “Let’s give them an opportunity to talk!” 😁
If they knew what a mission that goes beyond oneself meant, they would never have used the word brag, in the first place. Thus, it would be nonsense to feel discouraged by their invalidation.
You need to understand that, for them to win the “game” of life, someone needs to be a loser. In their shallow and empty world, winning is equivalent to their social status, bank account, and belongings.
Don’t let their distorted lens of life define you. Their narratives exclusively serve them. No matter how much they try to make you doubt yourself, stand tall in your truth.
Smile peacefully before adding, “I understand that’s your perspective. Nonetheless, I’m holding to my dream.”