Nahla | Sharing Thoughts
THE REAL PRICE OF A HAIRCUT
No To Haircut! I am not one that enjoys following the politics of Lebanon, but as I hear the intent to get people to accept a “haircut” I want the politicians supporting a “haircut” to really understand what they are proposing: I want you to picture a man in his thirties saying goodbye to his wife and children and leaving to go work in a foreign country so that his family can live. I want you to see this man come and visit his family only to see that his children have grown without him. I want you to feel the heartache he endures and the tears he sheds every time he leaves them again. I want you to hear him as he explains to his children that this is temporary and as soon as he earns enough money to sustain life in Lebanon they will be together again. I want you to feel his wife’s pain and loneliness as she convinces herself that her family will be financially secure and living without her husband is the price they pay but they will be together again. I want you to see his children as they explain to their friends that their father can’t be at school events because he’s working abroad. I want you to see his grey hair as he ages away from his family and away from his homeland. I want you to feel his loneliness as he works and works and goes home to an empty house. And you have the audacity to say that you will take this man’s money? Will you give him back the years he wasted earning this money? Will you give him the time he lost with his children? Do not dare touch people’s money, do not dare waste the sacrifices they made to earn this money, do not dare. If you have good will you will find solutions they are there starring you in the face starting with reforms. Do not dare touch people's hard earned money.