Pakistan: Streets on Fire

Speaking of Pakistani streets, the very first thought that comes in mind is terror. The media has eclipsed the image of this third world country so drastically that the civilians are looked down upon intentionally internationally. But beyond what covers the very little, segregated part of the country filled with such terror, the seamless freedom and comfort of culture is, in fact, a beautiful home to majority.

Born and raised in Pakistan, I have learned to live by the ways which norms offered me. Growing up as a kid, I played in streets for so many hours and never felt even a glint of unease. It was very similar to what kids do around the world. But as I blossomed into a young woman, I could feel the wide arms of culture overlapping my body and skills. There was always another sheet to cover my skin until nothing could be viewed of my body. There was always a hand pointing finger at my brilliantly creative ideas. Gradually doors to streets were closed. Hence I learned to push. Pushing the doors of my home so I could see the streets again. Perhaps this time, I was bigger in stature, curvy and as they say a woman. The difference was dejecting.

I could feel the fire.

They looked at me as I was an alien or maybe a prophet claiming the world. In fact, I was leading a prophesy. The fire that lit the streets of my country wasn’t of terror but of degrading talent and demoralizing the sense of equality. I pushed away all the pointing fingers and expressed the thoughts passionately. It was not easy. It isn’t. But women like me, are pushing further all the boundaries every hour of the day for sake of freedom and equality. It is not just a struggle for women but of all the fathers, husbands, brothers and sons to purge the fire from streets.

Be thankful for what grounds you have and never stop pushing further for improvements in the environment that surrounds you.

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Date a Girl who Reads

Reading is so powerful that it matures a person’s thought process beyond the restricting walls of age or phenotype.

Girls who read may have exceptionally beautiful and full of expectations romance fantasies. But that’s not all what it is about. To soothe you, she will always be a book worm but will know exactly how you need to be handled.

The maturity that books provide to a girl’s mind is breathtaking. She is faced with numerous characters which are birthed in her mind and she feels present in all situations happening with characters. This allows her to have experience, respect and above all understanding for all circumstances. She knows how to handle people with different natures cause she’s felt like so many of them in books and read about them.

Books empower souls. The greater the reader, the deeper the soul. Dating and making a move for relationship should always be with a person who understands, respects and knows how to grow. This mindset which is in contrast to what the norms teach us is totally worth the try.

Please share your opinions which are warmly welcomed. PS what do you think about a long term relationship over internet, would it work out with a book worm romance guru?

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