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