“There is no better equalizer in this world than education; it’s the greatest justice you can give people.”
– HM Queen Rania.
The problem that Jordan is facing not being able to communicate throughout the society is more important than demanding reform, having mislead thoughts of how to express your freedom of speech is a major problem whether by our Media and printed-or online newspapers or the public, but also how to connect it and direct it in the fixing-error process.
We have a tunnel-vision mindset that is holding us back from getting the reform done, When we start working in a tunnel vision mind frame automatically other variables in our process start to deteriorate because we start focusing less on them and more on things that don’t help Jordan move ahead. A major issue that occurred and the King pointed out is that we become prisoners of our thoughts, where we keep on speaking about the problem and elaborating and get intimidated with that mind set, thus, we stop focusing on how to fix things and how to start the change process and get it done.
The time has come my fellow Jordanians to help our country move ahead, Lets stop our radical thinking and move forward with ourselves, we definitely all agree that Jordan is in a critical state in terms of resources, we cannot apply more pressure on it as we are doing now by rioting and getting more attention to us worldwide. The ball is on our side, we can lead this reform and fix our errors, and if we really love our country we should start volunteering and work diligently towards our goals. HM Queen Rania launched great mega projects to help change the methodology of our education system drastically, in which it is very important to be done very fast because that’s what our next generations will act upon, these projects demands a lot of volunteers and aids from the private sector.
Thinking strategically and how we can solve our corruption, we need to start and put our pressure towards private sector and corporations who are making enormous profits in relation to the cost of the services or products they provide, and even in relation to the economy of our country. These private corporations are not being affected as much as the worldwide recession. We need to apply more pressure on them fundraise our important mega projects, for instance, Jordan Education Initiative (JEI) is one of these projects that targets the education sector by enhancing the curriculums of our subjects and training teachers to be more effective and teach better. This project needs major funding that should be collected from the private sector on one hand, and volunteerism from each one of us on the other hand. Enhancing our education is very important in this stage because we need to rely on having an innovative generation with the highest efficiency possible that will lead that thorough change gradually, consequently, we can advance faster and with the aid of ubiquitous technologies it will be even way more faster
Lastly, I would encourage every single desirous person and who really love Jordan from the deep of their heart, to go out and give a hand to any of these Initiatives or non-profit projects, a not just that but also be responsible in his/her acts towards advancing our country.
Faris I. Hattar
People in Jordan seem not to understand the difference between the control of fraud, the abidance by the law, enhancing economic life, and nepotism on a side, and the other catastrophic inevitable consequences (economical, social, political, technological etc.) of the deflected reform demanded on another side .
The term reform can be used and applied in Jordan now, we need change and no one can resist it, but the type of change is getting mixed and derailed from an economical and (People) reform to a political reform . Our Leader HM King Abdullah & HM Queen Rania are working everyday to ensure comfort, safety, and good life for us, where people in Jordan need to understand that we are ourselves corrupted and responsible for the current and any upcoming consequences. Having an elected-governement is not a solution and will not serve the country in any better, we all know how elections run in our country nowadays, in fact, we will see more type of people we recently elected in the chamber of deputies (as we now ask for its dissolution). We need reform ourselves, we need to have integrity, honesty, maturity, ethics, values. In which sadly claiming that all of the aforementioned descriptions are vanishing.
We are never responsible enough to carry out this change, HM King Abdullah established various academic and gathering centers for youth, because he believes that change can be done through us young people, one of his famous slogans ” Fursan Al- Taghyeer ” itself shows that the King want that change as well, as he knows very well that people in the current generation serving in government are not responsible enough to get this change done. Unfortunately, the youth are busy fighting in the streets and universities.
Change and reform should start from us, care for you country, volunteer, do not pass a red-light, no fighting in universities, no tribal fights, no racism, no fraud, vote for the most deserved person, hire the right person in the right place, and this list can go very long. A teacher should teach his students with 300 % more effort, a student should put 300 % more effort to study and be creative, nurture the youth with the true values that will make them loyal, honest, and responsible to take care of Jordan in the future. We live in a developing country and in a conflict area, we should bring up all of our efforts and work together to establish a great future for the upcoming generations, we all should work on enhancing ourselves, our education, be creative, be entrepreneurs, and thus our economy will improve. In reverse, we become constantly more irresponsible everyday as we hear of tribal fights’ killings, blood spilling in universities, a teacher abusing a small child at school, fraud in investment projects and ministries, and this endless sad stories. We have a lot of social issues that we need to diffuse before we aspire to modern democracy, we should consider changing the base and the structure and start from there.
The solution is found in every single one of us, we should be more responsible, work harder, work with honor and integrity to get this country up front, HM King Abdullah is already establishing the road for us by setting us ahead of all of the surrounding countries in our region, the rest is on us to pave that road and make it a highway for faster, and better future advancements.
Last but never least, I hope each one of us in Jordan starting from the Prime minister and going down to Kindergarten nurturers, to work harder and stand next to our royal family, instead of listening and get fascinated by these false and irrelevant claims by those who are taking advantage of the moment to make some show off speeches to get to their own objectives. Finishing with an important saying”
“Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.”
Faris I. Hattar
Amo Michel and Aunti Rubecca visiting not so sunny California to attend a family wedding. They joined the rest of the family for dinner before they left. Tables adorned with great swordfish, sprouts and cream-potato-mushroom medleys… Right away you could tell my Aunt and Uncle were a long way from home. Marianne always manages to leave out the traditional Munsif dishes… I wonder why? A better question, who is that random Italian guy in the middle of the picture.
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