My AIESEC Elections Speech (3 years ago):
In his book, "The Alchemist", Paolo Coelho wrote; "There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible. Fear of failure". Only now, out of experience, that I believe so much in this.
During the past few days, I was this close to giving up on the life-changing experience this one is. I have talked to my friends about it, I was worried about not having a plan and not being good enough- I was basically procrasitnating; one thing I'm really good at!
But AIESEC taught me to believe in myself and to have a vision; my own version of "peace and fulfillment of humankind's potential"- I have a purpose.
Even if it is a vague one, not yet really specific...
But I know one thing;
Once I get this position (if I do), I will make this my mini-vision; as specific and to the point as can be.
My language AS notes (5 years ago)
"No, I don't think anyone should be given the right to carry a weapon for self-defence, because that would be as if we're telling people to kill. And turning a country or the whole world to nothing but a sinful bloody grave that does more harm to the living than it does to the dead. I wouldn't want to live in such a plague and I certainly don't think anyone would want to"
"When the occupation is from your own fellow Egyptians; it's unbearable. Egypt has been occupied for so long; by foreigners until a radical change- 1954 to be occupied by a local occupant, to be oppressed by a ruler of the same origin, same Egyptian blood.
Controlled by fake democracy and make-believe fairness- "for the people's good". When the identity is deformed , and minds hypnotized, brainwashed with dictator-ideas. When the Egyptian is turned into a cowardly being that won't resist injustice, that would avoid "problems"" through bribary and lies- corruption. When human rights are violated by the authorities and civil rights denied. When freedom is a crime.
I hear her calling, crying for help and the screams are getting louder, I'm coming, oh beloved homeland! I'm here, and I won't remain silent, no fear will be planted in this mind of mine. "