Consciously or unconsciously, we pick on each other's differences for fun, jealousy or an unfortunate daily habit. So here I wonder, is it that we are not busy enough with our lives, that we have to talk about other's lives, whom we may find an easy target to pick up on? or do we simply do it for the matter of entertainment?
We see, we pick, and then we talk. Is criticism a natural human instinct or an unfortunate cultural habit?
In a small cosmopolitan city like Dubai, the reasons and topics to talk about are endless; the money, the people, the diverse nationalities, and the clash of cultures. Gossip in Dubai becomes an bottomless golden pot of glowing colors and shapes, to curiously pick up on.
In a country where there is constant growth and development, mouth opening daily news, and constant achieved world records; as citizens we eventually become desensitized to the worldwide astonishing news, that land all eyes on Dubai. And due to that, we unfortunately miss out on appreciating those little and big opportunities, that we have had the chance to land our feet upon. When we are no longer looking for the oasis in the desert, because we have satisfied our thirst.
And so when we unfortunately, focus on all that we think is wrong and negative among those around us; instead of staring at those three fingers pointed right back at us, and embrace all that makes us so unique, different and fortunate.
"Those who go around desperate to find the golden oasis, are not running to clear their thirst but to find themselves upon their own reflection"