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JEFFERSON MONEY 01-01-2013 01:08 AM

Re: Islamic country = not a happy country?
 
Poor, uneducated, backwards? Sure.

Unhappy? No. Matter of fact they're one of the homeliest and hospitality providing community-oriented people in the world. There's a strong cultivation of agape love, brotherhood, and sisterhood around. You can ltierally feel it in the air.

Most people have a quiet sense of contentment and satisfaction. Quite well for not being nearly up to par with Western civ in any way shape or form.

Even the dirt poor illiterate villages of Albania, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and some of the North African tribes aren't home to a bunch of depressed cynical guys lolll. Sources. Friend's anecdotes in addition to personal experience.

Visit Saudi Arabia and Karachia and Tehran isntead of speculating.

Sure there are peopel who are naturally more curious and prefer more autonomy over their lives and seek something else.
But the overwhelming majority aren't exactly frowning and contemplating suicide on a daily basis. At least not in S.A.

Flash88 01-01-2013 03:57 AM

Re: Islamic country = not a happy country?
 
I've visited Jordan twice.

The people there, and in most Arab countries, are pissed off because their governments are so damn corrupt.

With the case of Jordan, the country's infrastructure is complete shit while the King lives in a grandiose palace and goes on gambling trips all across the world. From the perspective of an average Jordanian making $200-300 a month, paying taxes, and not seeing his or her country improving, I understand why they're super pissed.

LJJ 01-01-2013 04:00 AM

Re: Islamic country = not a happy country?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JEFFERSON MONEY

Even the dirt poor illiterate villages of Albania, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and some of the North African tribes aren't home to a bunch of depressed cynical guys lolll. Sources. Friend's anecdotes in addition to personal experience.

Visit Saudi Arabia and Karachia and Tehran isntead of speculating.

Sure there are peopel who are naturally more curious and prefer more autonomy over their lives and seek something else.
But the overwhelming majority aren't exactly frowning and contemplating suicide on a daily basis. At least not in S.A.


I know a lot of folks with roots in Morocco, Algeria, inland Turkey, Egypt. They might not all be born there, but they all have most of their family there, are familiar with the culture, speak the language. They all speak quite fondly of their culture, until you ask them how it would be to live there. They would slit their throats before they would move back and start over.

Want to get married to a beautiful woman? Easiest thing in the world. Just go to any one of those countries, it doesn't matter if you are a fat janitor with no personality. The most coveted girls there will marry you just to get away from that place.

Karachi are you kidding me J Money? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgIl1vmIchA Looks like a happy place.

bluechox2 01-01-2013 06:28 AM

Re: Islamic country = not a happy country?
 
is there a such thing as a poor arab?

DCL 01-01-2013 01:13 PM

Re: Islamic country = not a happy country?
 
folks in qatar and united emirates got hella money. not just expats.

JEFFERSON MONEY 01-01-2013 02:31 PM

Re: Islamic country = not a happy country?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by LJJ
I know a lot of folks with roots in Morocco, Algeria, inland Turkey, Egypt. They might not all be born there, but they all have most of their family there, are familiar with the culture, speak the language. They all speak quite fondly of their culture, until you ask them how it would be to live there. They would slit their throats before they would move back and start over.

Want to get married to a beautiful woman? Easiest thing in the world. Just go to any one of those countries, it doesn't matter if you are a fat janitor with no personality. The most coveted girls there will marry you just to get away from that place.

Karachi are you kidding me J Money? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgIl1vmIchA Looks like a happy place.



I have no doubt whatsoever that it's a sh!thole by cleaner, civilized, more educated Netherlands standards. And to the crowd of folks you've spoken with who have successfly escaped.. then yes they would confirm that they're glad to escape.

But as someone who has spent 3 weeks frolickign in the streets on 3 different occasioans, I can assure you that the people are not crying themselves to sleep every night. Especially with plans for more vegetation to be planted coming up soon.

The people are NOT miserable lol. Maybe it's the sunlight? Maybe it's the sense of community, the strict roles, the constant mingling with people, the dirt-cheap stylish clothes? Perhaps they are ignorant of greener pastures or better lifestyles in a different place,

People will be riding on motorcycles in the middle of nowhere, enjoying family dinners, throwing trash outside, they'll be making fun of the transvestites, eating kebabs, joking around with the corrupt policemen who'll let u have a license for 50 rupees, trading exotic birds at a bazaar, running in the rain barefoot to try to get to a Mosque.

Granted it's a filthy fukking place and is far more a dystopia than a utopia, but I was pleasantly surprised at the spirit of the people.. poor or rich, young or old.

But hey it's just a personal anecdote with confirmation bias at the end of the day eh.


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