We are what we do and what we intend to do. The impact we leave in this world is what counts, and what gives meaning to the lives we lead..leave an impact, leave a fingerprint…
This idea came to mind the other day while I was watching the news, flipping from CNN to Al Arabiyya to BBC to Al Jazeera and several other channels.
CNN was displaying a documentary about Olympic athletes of the Arab spring and how they managed to get through all the difficulties to train and secure a qualification to the Olympics. It got me thinking how much effort these people have spent to leave their own fingerprint, their own heritage, in the world, and how they will be remembered for what they achieved.
Al Arabiyya and Al Jazeera were showing videos of the destruction and death toll in Aleppo, Syria from the brutal fighting that happened during the past week between the current regime’s Syrian Army and the Free Syrian Army, and it got me thinking that no matter who’s right or wrong in this case, whether the regime is a tyrant or just fighting off terrorists, and whether the opposition/ rebels are actually freeing their country or working for an outside agenda to create chaos in the Arab world (These are the opposing views i gathered from the different news sources), the people responsible for the death and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Syrians and residents in Syria including Palestinian refugees, tourists, reporters and multinational company employees and employers.
Those who are responsible will be remembered by what they did and how they changed the lives of people who entrusted them with their security and their families’.
Long story short,