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Friday, November 16, 2007

The Antidote



I was having one of those self-esteem issues when I drowned my smile in a hollow well of insecurity and self-doubt. I somehow reverted into that freaky teenage girl at school and lost sight of the diva that I have worked so hard to establish and maintain.

Thanks to my great friend and number one ego booster KN who wrote the perfect prescription and gave me the ideal antidote for my untimely relapse.

I decided to be unselfish and to share with you the magical words that brought me back to life and expelled the fumes of despair out of my system.

Here is to anyone who needs to remember who they are, where they come from, and where they want to go ....

  • If your job is what you told me it was, then you are damn successful.

  • If this is your actual blog and those are your original blog words, then you are damn eloquent.

  • If you hold these degrees and you really teach at AUC, then you are educated and intellectual.

  • If these are your pictures and this is still your figure, then you are damn good looking and sexy.

  • If your mood and attitude is as you describe on your highs then you are one wild girl who has no fuck'n reason to be down.

34 comments:

Riham Reda said...

Dear Marwa....
KN is right in what he is saying... you are all that.... ego boosters are here to help all the time....:):) we just need to beleive ourselves that this is true....:):)
have a wonderful day sweetie

Mo'men said...

Ego booster indeed :))

rasha hamdy said...

It's true Marwa , u have no reason to be down .... everyone needs an ego booster every now and then.

fidodido said...

i like those words too much specially his words about the job u work . i think we spend our life try to understand ourself but we should believe that we will find our hidden treasure "peace with ourself". hope you are better now marwa and always know that i believe in your strong will:D

Miss Egyptiana "Trapped Soul" said...

words to remember :)

they are really magical .... when i mapped them to myself, i felt so good

that is what i meant about magnify the positive points we have... we need to look at what we have, not what we dont have... they call it GRATITUDE ATTITUDE

thanks for sharing them dearest marwa... have a lovely warm day full of ego boosts:D:D

R.Elgayar said...

Marwa, you are a very independent thinking Egyptian woman and I am so happy to know that their are women like you there. You should have very high self esteem my dear. You have a very open mind and are able to think outside of the box that is Egypt. I hope your ideas rub off on other Egyptian women there. Keep up the good work habibti:-)

Marwa Rakha said...

Hey Remi .... now that I am on a high again .. I can only interpret my steep lows to a sudden loss of vision ... I seem to lose track of who I am and of where I am going and then despair creeps on to me ... I know you will understand this one:)

Marwa Rakha said...

Yep Mo'men:) Now you know what to tell me when I sulk:)

Marwa Rakha said...

I guess the same exact ego booster will apply to you Rasha:) I have known you since college days and you have come a long way too:)

Marwa Rakha said...

Thank you fido dido for believing in my strength:)

Marwa Rakha said...

I will quote your lines again trapped soul:)

"we need to look at what we have, not what we dont have... they call it GRATITUDE ATTITUDE"

Yes, if only we remember to look the cup half full:)

Marwa Rakha said...

Coming from you R this means a lot ... you only know me through my writing and still you believe in me that much:) Thank you:)

Rafik said...

these words are great, i projected on myself, except the girl thing off course, and found that they worked magic.
He is right you have absolutely no reason to feel down. Enjoy life

ياسمين شعيتو said...

HAH, UNFORTUNELY THOSE CANNOT BOOST MY CONFIDENCE... I dont even have this stuff.

Marwa Rakha said...

Yes Dr. Rafik ... it is amazing how we forget to count our blessings:)

Marwa Rakha said...

No Yasmine ... you have it all ... maybe not in that particular order or in these particular areas but you do have it all ... Look again:)

Anonymous said...

It's strange to find that all of the comments are pro-you!
I wonder what kind of religions you believe in? Is it Islam?? If you dont believe in God in the first you can say...! Be courageous and let your religious beliefs out to the surface. "There's no compulsion in religion".

Marwa Rakha said...

Anonymous ... I would urge YOU to be courageous and to leave a real name on your comments!!

I am not obliged to answer your question ... but I will do it just out of spite ..

who the hell gave you the right to judge me or to judge my religious beliefs? who the f*** appointed you to censor my thoughts or ideas?

You are just as human as I am ... the only difference is that you pretend to be God while I remember that I am one of his creatures.

I am a Muslim who goes deeper than the fake corrupt surface that you got stuck on!!!

Anonymous said...

My comment was extremely polite Marwa, you didnt have to use the F word! I am sure I am not the only person who's against you. I am certain you get a lot of messages that tells similar things.
I didnt say I am God. I didnt judge you, and I didnt even comment on your thoughts. You're aggrissevely defensive over nothing. Cool down and as you say, I am only expressing freedom of speech! Have you forgotten?!
I was asking a very normal question! What's your religious views! Come on, we ask that questions a lot to different people, you also written down on your ID! It's not a forbidden question to ask someone about what faith does he believe in. I didnt ask something inappropriate.
We say,"I am Muslim, alhamduAllah".
Can you please give me some references from the Quran or Sunnah that backs up your ideas, like a nude beach and "couples, come on and live together"?
I'd love to understand your logic in life. Dont be so upset.

Marwa Rakha said...

Anonymous? Again?

You are free to speak and I am free to hold my peace ... your questions imply an accusation and I am not obliged to explain anything to you ...

In writing, there is somehting called a metaphor ... and writers use things called allusions ... and imagery ... and hypothesis ... unfortunately some people are blind enough to see nothing beyond the face value or the face meaning of a word.

This is the last time you will get a reply from me .. I will not stop publishing your comments though .. because it is your right to free speech.

Anonymous said...

Hi Marwa,



Thanks for your reply but it seems that you are not enjoying enough tolerance to the degree that lets you be open for discussions.



My posts dont imply accusations, perhaps that is how -you- wish to view them. You want to change peoples' and girls' views to life regarding crucial aspects in their lifestyle and religious beliefs and you dont want to explain your logic behind this?



This is your last reply?! So, you only reply to praising posts like "great marwa" and "wonderful" and you ignore posts that are meant to raise intellectual discussions?! Are your thoughts that weak that you cant even defend on a simple blog? Arent you 100% sure of your ideas before you share them with people?



Three things:

1-No need to mention metaphors, allusions, imagery, hypothesis, allegory, paradox, euphemism, ridicule, travesty, invective…etc..etc…

I can turn this into a literature debate as well, which I am sure I'll do well in, but no, my question was direct into the core of your ideas and what you are calling people to believe in. I wasn't evaluating your writings' quality.



2-Back to the issue that you avoided: you accused me of being stuck on a

'fake' and 'corrupt' surface of beliefs and interpretations that are spread in our society, do u know me well enough to make this fusty decision ? Anyway, why don't you try to enlighten people instead, and me in front, of those views, their reasoning and justifications? May be you will help us and take by our hands out of the darkness and misguidance we are suffering.


3-You are right that there are some wrong social beliefs we still strongly hold to, but to be able to fix what is broken, you need to collaborate with the others, instead of trying to impose your views, while blocking the way against any discussions for the goodness of this society.


Finally, I am not here to argue with you... but I am only trying to find out how can we work together to change our society to the best, but you surprisingly stopped me and kept talking about my illusionary accusations to you and so on.


So.. let's get practical, if you really want to help your society. What do you suggest to help lifting up 'our' society?

Are you seeing our way out in a social model which takes its course from religion? Or some other ideologies? Or a mix of both..?

What are your references and background for that? Can you share those views with us? I would appreciate that.

This is how we can lead a change! Come on.. Marwa!


Thanks,

Marwa Rakha said...

Anonymous .. two things

1) I asked for an identity ... if you have a voice then own it

2) List the "wrong social beliefs we still strongly hold to" and I will tell you my suggestions and theories

Anonymous said...

Dear Marwa,

I appreciate your reply and I will answer your two points accordingly:

1) "I asked for an identity ... if you have a voice then own it"

It is my right to keep my ID anonymous, as in the online world, where freedom is rule number 1, there are no laws that forces people to show their IDs, unless of course if the web master forbids it. So, if you - as the blog's master - didn't want anonymous comments, you shouldn't have allowed them from the beginning.

2) "List the "wrong social beliefs we still strongly hold to" and I will tell you my suggestions and theories"

That's a very general question, don't you think? Our societies are full of errors and problems, what circle of corruption are you asking about, so I may know exactly what I am supposed to talk about here.

P.S I would very much appreciate it, if you can answer me with the same method. Because it seems that you still want to avoid getting involved into real discussions, so you do your best to change the subject.

Anonymous said...

Hi Marwa,
Everything is well with you??

Marwa Rakha said...

Hi Anon ... I am ok as much as I could be:)

I am just too exhausted .. I have become so involved in peoples' lives and problems and I feel so helpless .... I want to take away their pain anon ... but I do not have that gift/power ... they seem to hold on so hard what what hurts them the most and there is nothing I can do about it.

I apologize for the stupid rant and thank you for checking on me.

You do not have to give me a real name .. just any name would do:)

Anonymous said...

Hi Marwa,

Good to be able to help people. It's such a lovely blessing. One just needs to make sure he's helping people the right way.

I hope you took enough rest to be able to proceed with our discussion...shall we proceed?

Marwa Rakha said...

Hi again .. why did you choose that particular post?

I am willing to proceed only if your questions are simple, straight forward, and do not sound like an accusation:)

Anonymous said...

Marwa,

1-I didnt choose it, it just came by coincidence :)

2-Again I was asking you: "what circles of corruption are you asking about, so I may know exactly what I am supposed to talk about here." Wasnt that a 'simple' and a 'straight forward' question in response to your vague and general request: (List the "wrong social beliefs we still strongly hold to" and I will tell you my suggestions and theories")

Please let's get down to business and discuss things that matter, you are wasting time in useless issues.

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Now, it's pretty much clear that you arent up to this discussion. Actually, you're not up to any discussion. You cant defend nor support your own views? Can you be considered as a writer, a thinker, or even a normal person with a message? I thought you could easily simulate an intellectual discussion but I was proven false.
I will not bother you again. This is the last time you'll hear from me here. Thanks for wasting my time.

sally said...

Marwa...why dont u reply to that?

Marwa Rakha said...

Hello Sally

I did not and will not reply because it is a complete waste of time.

My logic and arguments are very clear in my posts, shows, episodes ... you name it.

If someone has a direct and specific question then I am more than ready.

My messages are very consistent .. it just needs someone to read, listen, and understand before we go into generic nonsense.

sssenc said...

Hi Marwa,

Thanks 4 ur reply, but i guess the question rang a bell in my mind, yes u express ur ideas very clear in ur books, but on what basics r u putting them into context? for example, Marx didnt only spread his ideas on communism, but also gave his reasons on why he thinks like that. I wonder how far can we listen to writers as u say... globalisation has made everything so free ... anyone can his spread his ideas...which should we listen to?
thanks :)

sally

Marwa Rakha said...

Hi again Sally ... the logic behind my thoughts is also clear in my work ... any idea that I post is backed up by the reasons ... it is up to you as a reader to take it or to leave it:)

Anonymous said...

please make a group in facebook dont let her spread her poison there