DISCLAIMER: I am not racist, and I do not hate on people in Egypt. However, truth can hurt and there is no running away from this fact.
** NB: Story based upon a 2 month stay in Egypt, so I am not stereotyping. **
I have never lived in Egypt in the first place, however I have family there and I used to visit 2 times a year.
In the last 6 years, I was busy taking my Bachelors and Masters degree from the UK so I didn't have the time to visit Egypt. However, I had the chance to visit for 2 month before I can start work, and I have to say that I was not impressed at all.
I am 21 years old, and people my age usually have hobbies or stuff to do in their lives. I went to a club next to my house called Wady Degla and I had a chat with many guys and girls over there and just listening to them gets me sad about the situation of the youth community in Egypt.
Excuses. That's the main conclusion I got. The best thing they do is to give excuses for shit! "I don't have a hobby because I am fat", someone told me. Really? Fat? Is that a viable excuse? "I spend 90% of my free time sitting in coffee shops", someone else told me. Sitting in coffee shops are fine, but 90% of your free time? The most stupid excuse I have heard was this; "I am too busy studying, that I do not have anything else to do". Now let's get this out of the way for a second, I studied Engineering and took a Masters in Construction Project Management in the UK, and I still had all the time to go out and have fun and do various stuff in my life. Engineering is one of the toughest schools to get into, let alone presist in it, and coming from the UK, their system is extremely hard compared to any University in Egypt.
The girls too, OMG! Seriously, what is wrong with you? There is not ONE girl I have met in my 2 month stay that has a "real" goal in life. "My life-time dream is to see Zayne Malik or Justine Bieber", "My life-time dream is to have a lot of money and not work and not do much effort in life", "My life-time dream is to have the biggest make-up shit collection"
Your "life-time dream"? Really? Is that what your life-time dream is? I haven't met a single girl who actually has a successful dream or any of that. It hurts to see this! if I wanna get married, will I really choose one of those shallow minded girls? No!
I know not all girls are like this, and most probably there are many girls who do have viable dreams, but again that was just my experience.
A huge thing I also discovered, people judge you for ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING. I am a Muslim, but I do have a tattoo on my arms surrounding my biceps. "Tattoos are HARAM!!" a girl told me once. I simply looked at her and said, "A hijab should cover your full hair and not half of it, your shirt shouldn't be that tight that i can clearly see your fucking nipples popping out, and you are supposed to cover your arms, and finally you shoul not wear a tight jeans that show your ass. Don't talk to me about Haram, tell yourself first". She stood up, cried and left. Really? Call me an asshole for being real and honest, but I HATE hypocrisy.
The youth community in Egypt will never change if they were never faced with truth like this. It seems like people are so fast in judging others, while they themselves have lots and lots of imperfections. People don't have a real goal in life and they blame it on the country. WTF? Oh oh, something else as well, this is for you guys, it is EXTREMELY rude and inappropriate to talk about your sexual acts with your girlfriends with your friends. This is absolutely disprespectful to the girl that trusted you, and it is as bad as leaking her nude images, which happens too according to what I hear from other people.
Stop blaming the country or the president(lol) for YOUR own bullshit behavior and primitive minds. Your failure in your life is YOUR doing, not anyone elses. I do know there is corruption in the country, but stop using this as an empty excuse for your own failures.
Sorry for the long post, and sorry for any spelling errors as I was typing this fast and with a little bit of frustration, and cmon who has the time to go back and check what was written. Get a life!
Have a great day everyone, peace! .