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humansofnewyork:

"I’m homeless, and I’m an alcoholic. But I have a dream."
"What’s that?"
"I wanna go fishing."


I have a dream!

humansofnewyork:

"I’m homeless, and I’m an alcoholic. But I have a dream."

"What’s that?"

"I wanna go fishing."

I have a dream!

humansofnewyork:

"Both my parents died when I was fifteen. So I knew early that I needed to learn how to make it on my own. So when it came time to go to college, I took a bunch of small pieces of paper and wrote down every state where I didn’t know a single person. Then I shuffled them up, and picked out Michigan. Then I got on google and typed: ‘cross country, advertising, Michigan, university.’ And that’s how I ended up choosing my school."

Shuffling destiny!

humansofnewyork:

"Both my parents died when I was fifteen. So I knew early that I needed to learn how to make it on my own. So when it came time to go to college, I took a bunch of small pieces of paper and wrote down every state where I didn’t know a single person. Then I shuffled them up, and picked out Michigan. Then I got on google and typed: ‘cross country, advertising, Michigan, university.’ And that’s how I ended up choosing my school."

Shuffling destiny!

There are two kinds of pain!

There are two kinds of pain!

A glimpse of hope is what’s needed!

Last week, I came back from a short visit to Lebanon. This was the first business trip for Ezents; the event management, planning and promoting platform! Ya, we entered the stage where we have a sellable product. But, in this blog, I will be talking about something else, it was after I visited Burj El Barajneh Refugee Camp in Beirut,  I felt that something was off!

We went there as part of a group representing the Welfare Association - Lebanon office.

We walked through the camp looking around, trying to observe as much as possible. Unconsciously, I started to  imagine how do these people live!

The most thing that struck me was that none of the people that passed by me made any eye contact. I start to wonder why?!

I noticed that something was off, these people were buried in their thoughts, they were thinking about their tomorrows. This was a “normal day”, so I imagined that this is how they spend their time everyday.Me with an old man, he was smiling! I think he was the only person I saw, who sees hope!

These people have been spending their lives worrying about surviving now, today and tomorrow. They are worrying about how they are going to make it throughout the day, how they are going to feed their families, how they are going to feed themselves, and how they don’t end up foodless, homeless or dead at the end of the day.

Imagine passing by everyday through a hallway under a bunch of electric wires, knowing that these wires had killed 14 kids in the past 2 years. The thought itself can kill you from within.

What we need to do is to give those people a reason to live throughout today to see tomorrow, a glimpse of hope that there will be a better tomorrow.

"You won’t keep control of your time, unless you can say ‘no.’ You can’t let other people set your agenda in life."

Warren Buffett at a conference earlier this week. (via parislemon)