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An Independent Female. A Myth!

sigh…
I’m having one of these days … you know… when you feel like your entire existence is too surreal to be true… when the lines between reality and imaginary are just too blurry to make any sense of either one.
Like many other children, I had a vision on how my life would be as a grown up… it was pretty Cool and exciting! I couldn’t wait to be a grown up.

 
Back then, I had many dreams… Today I am awake and smell the coffee… Actually, I drag myself out of bed as I aim for that fresh cup of Joe in the kitchen. I remember my imaginary life to be more fun than this.
I had dreams but woke up to the reality that my mare existence is because a man allowed me to.
Everything I am and own is because some man believes I could or might be worthy of these earthly things … if I ask for more, I am reminded of where most females land in the afterlife. No, not the pretty place. The other one. The place where people are tortured day and night for their wrong doing towards others.
Independence does not exist in my vocabulary.
My independence and freedom are deemed as much as a man thinks I should have. Nothing more but maybe less. It all depends on the man’s mood and state of mind. 

If, God forbid, I ask for more, I will be reminded that I don’t have the gendered capacity to decide for myself how I should or could live my life.

Funny how, after that, a man turns around and calls his action pro-woman. Now, he awaits his reward for the sacrifices he has made in order to grant, impose, and force on me his definition of freedom and independence.

The End.

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What if Bin Laden,

What if Osama Bin Laden had used his popularity and power to do good in this world? Would he have gone far? Would he have found the support he received in destruction?

What if Bin Laden’s brilliance had been noticed when he was younger, and it was nourished and encouraged. He might have found a cure for a malicious illness by now, or maybe even invented flying cars!

What if his experience in Afghanistan had taught him about the cruel side of humanity, and he made it his mission to expose all of the injustice being done in this world… 

What if just as he had helped rid Afghanistan from the Russian invasion, he helped rebuild the country…

What if instead of destroying the Bamian Buddha statues, he chose to protect and preserve culture and art….

What if instead of being the mastermind behind flying planes into a building, he instructed his supporters to hijack a plane and throw flowers on  people  (yes, this image is a bit hippie to me, too), or distribute food and blankets to needy people. 

What if instead of sacrificing the lives of innocent people, he reminded people of  humanity and tolerance…

What if instead encouraging Sunnis to kill Shia’s, he reminded them that they are both Muslims…

What if instead of killing non-Muslims and all those who subscribe to beliefs other than his, he showed kindness, even to those who lacked mercy and compassion in their hearts.

What if …..

The world would have been a better place…

But he didn’t.

He chose the path of destruction and hate…