‘It is always easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them. ‘ Alfred Adler
A couple of days ago I tagged along with a friend of mine who was going to renew his residency, I thought why not go and change a day of my week? What we found when we reached there was something that really upset me. There were protesters with weapons, sticks and stuff, standing in front of the building and they were preventing anyone from entering, and there were no police to intervene at this shocking scene. There was something else that made me kind of, well, not scared, but… I can’t describe it, but it was provoked by what I read from those people’s expressions, the closest I can describe it is by saying that they appeared almost like zombies, no trace of intelligence and they didn’t know what they were doing, they are just protesting. The place had no political advantages what so ever, I asked why they were doing this? And the answer was ‘They won’t let people in unless they open the high court’
The building was for people who want to renew their passports and their residencies… so what leverage are they expecting to get from having those revolutionaries wannabees standing and threatening people, foreign people mostly, from entering the place?
This incident has also reminded me of another one which happened at that place, in which a reporter got harassed by protesters. They shout rights, they are fighting for principles they don’t have.
There is no be and it shall be by human’s hands, you want your rights, try to live up to them. It is easy to protest, far easier than to seek education, work and help to inspire. I’ll try my best to do my part, I may not succeed in my time, but, I hope to inspire those who will accomplish what I wish for in their time, and maybe that’s what we all exactly need to do, to work for the next generation’s lives instead of ours.