I Choose To Keep Faith in Humankind and in the Miracles We Could Collectively Create

So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.

—Christopher Reeve.

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.”


Myriam Ben Salem
Myriam Ben Salem
I am deeply passionate about everything life has to offer. Writing has been my very favorite means to educate my audience, captivate their attention, talk to their emotions, and make them relate and take action. I have been honored by working as a columnist for BIZCATALYST 360°, an Award-Winning life, culture, and biz new media digest, serving as the global hub for enhanced performance and well-being, during 2020. Also, I am a contributing author in Mayhem to Miracles: True Stories of Courage, Triumph, and Peace. I am so in love with writing that I have a peaceful smile drawn on my face whenever I start visualizing the books I will be writing for whoever will be tempted to discover an inclusive philosophy breaking with all the stigmas! I was born in Tunisia, a small country in North Africa. I did pretty much everything earlier than the average: walking, talking, singing, dancing. Promoted throughout my entire education, I was also the leader of every end-of-year party. At some point, after working several years for multinational companies as an engineer, team leader, project coordinator, and product owner while always being a top performer, I figured out I was feeling miserable despite the 'perfect external image'. That marked the starting point of an existential crisis followed by an episode that triggered my re-birth and the beginning of the most rewarding adventure of my whole existence: re-writing my subconscious program and reconnecting with my true self. I was saved at the last moment through an out-of-body experience making me see all the lies, realize this gigantic Universe was not revolving around me. Most importantly, I was able to visualize I was here to leave a legacy like all of you, no matter how big or small! The butterfly took time to emerge though. Today, I identify myself as a Universal Citizen. Like-minded and light-hearted people are what I call home. I am deeply passionate about everything life has to offer, and was granted the edutainer qualifier: a combination between education and entertainment! I educate on the importance of healing unsuspected traumas, seeing our limiting beliefs and biases with honest lenses, finding one's purpose and a principled mission that goes beyond the self, and unleashing the hidden potential so that to leave our legacy for the generations unborn. I have been using a panoply of means that could vary from explicit ones such as mentorship, speaking, and writing, a skill that emerged naturally during my self-actualization process to implicit mediums like storytelling, how I daily show up in the world and model servant leadership! Writing is my very favorite and most preferred tool deployed for my mission. The topics I explore are in the nexus of stoic philosophy, psychology, neuroplasticity, epigenetics, and pretty much any topic involving human behavior. Common denominator? The quality of the subconscious program. You may have a look at some of my works published on my website; Set Yourself Free.

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