Eyes of dissatisfaction
Close an eye and open another - that is, close the eye of satisfaction and open wide your eye of dissatisfaction. Close eyes that see the good and activate ones that only see follies. Being abroad at the time being, I seem to be longing for Kuwait with all my feelings. I cannot get it off my mind because it is everything I have in this life. My hopes are there. I have lived decades of my age in it. It is my homeland where I lived my childhood, youth and old age. It has my home, family and grave.
I am saying this because it really hurts me to see everybody closing their good eyes and only opening eyes of dissatisfaction that fail to see any beauty in it nowadays. All speakers, activists and preachers talked about the negative sides of Kuwait, especially when many of them are struggling to win a parliamentary seat.
Everybody talked about ugliness as if Kuwait is a very old ugly witch. Why on earth have they all closed their good eyes and only talk about follies? The reason might be to please a majority of people who only like listening to such talk. Well, this does not mean that everything is rosy in my country nor does it means that it is full of cultural venues, theatres and concert halls in every co-op. However, I am trying my best to create a sense of beauty and satisfaction. We should focus more on positive aspects of life as a means to limit the presence of ugliness.
My country has a lot of ugliness but still has far more beauties. I am not here calling to stop criticizing or to cutting off fingers pointing out faults. I am only asking to give due praise when needed as well as criticize when needed. Talking about beauty beautifies the speaker himself and talking about ugliness only makes the speaker uglier. Take it easy on our country. Stop seeing things as critics and open eyes of satisfaction wider to express your patriotism! — Translated by Kuwait Times