June 09, 2005

What has happened to us?

The Lebanese philosopher, Gibran Khalil Gibran, describes criticism and denunciation as endemic to Iranians.

What has happened to us? What has happened to this disillusioned and hurt generation, a nation abused and kicked too many times. If we claim to have risen from the generation of the Roc, and reside on the summits of hight mountaintops; then why is it that we either can't, won't, nor know how to open our wings and begin to fly? The notion that we are in actuality lonely bodies does not necessarily have to be true in reality.

Let us transition from slogans to sapience.
Let us gaze into the vast horizons of our future and find the path towards national unity, the path that others should have taken, but did not and abandoned us along the way.
Let us re-evaluate our abilities, our strenghts and our standing. It is now your turn to propose constructive means of tackling this sea of social maladies, to annihilate them one by one, side by side.

Dariush Eghbali