Photo by Mariam Abuhaideri
An Egyptian youth reads “Gandhi” at a local cafe in Downtown Cairo. There seems to be some hope for the youth of a country whose adults seem to have lost track of self restraint and non-violence.
Gandhi once said, “An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind.” Egypt is on its way to permanent blindness, if the youth are ignored and if the violence doesn’t cease. The youth are the future of Egypt, the adults will soon perish leaving behind nothing but dust.
He also went on to say, “If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. We need not wait to see what others do.”
These sayings are so befitting for the current developments in Egypt, and hope that every youth reads a copy of Gandhi and applies some of his teachings into the future of what will hopefully become an independent and prosperous Egypt.