We often mistaken humans for divine creatures, we think they are flawless; no flaw is inserted in their codes. We can’t accept the fact that these beings are just as human as any of us. We usually tend to idealize celebrities, public figures, family members and loved ones. We often meet any humane act from the people we idealize with complete skepticism and disgrace, “how could they do something as humane as that?” we may wonder to ourselves, but do we wonder as often what is so bad about being simply a human?
Celebrities and public figures are usually criticized and shamed for doing anything we might see as unusual or committing the minimal mistakes; for example: some actresses here might be criticized for getting certain haircuts or tattoos; or dating and getting married to someone. We can easily spot all the celebrities who got shamed for really weird things, like Sheeren Abd AlWahab for getting married or Horrya Farghly for going under cosmetic surgeries after being a victim of a horrific horse accident.
Not only do we practice idealization on celebrities and public figures, but also on the people we love the most or the people we just met and believed we instantly clicked with body and soul; what we aren’t fully aware of is that idealization only happens inside our heads, you can’t reflect or force it on people.
We get too much indulged in our own thoughts and emotions, however, we can notice it when we idealize someone so much; and there are few things you can remind yourself of when you practice idealization to snap yourself back to reality:
We are all humans after all:
No one is born divine, no one is meant to behave and react in a perfect way. What’s more, your idea of perfection is different from anybody else; the idea of right or wrong is subjective. People have the right to make the choices that make them happy, they make choices regarding their looks, beliefs and lifestyle according to their own preferences not your definition of perfection and certainly not to satisfy your idealization. Live and let live, and let humans do whatever they want with their lives unless they hurt others.
Everyone makes mistake:
Even you! You yourself make mistakes, you even sometimes cause people pain intentionally or unintentionally. We are humans, that’s what we do, we make mistakes; no one lives their entire lives mistakes-free; how do you expect people you idealize to not make any mistake? It doesn’t really make sense, does it?
They aren’t what you think they are:
Idealizing makes you build that picture-perfect idea of that person, and that picture perfect is definitely untrue. While you are keeping yourself busy idealizing and building a fictional idea of person, you are missing getting to know them in real life, you aren’t giving them or yourself the chance to be simply humans.
Idealizing leads to disappointment and sometimes heartbreak. When we idealize so much, we expect so much as well; and when our high expectations aren’t met, we tend to feel desperate, and sometimes our feelings go as extreme as betrayal.
If you find yourself idealizing people, start noticing your pattern and always remind yourself: no human is divine.
Women of Saudi Arabia Can Now Join the Military
The foreign ministry has announced that Saudi women can now join the military and serve as private first class, corporal or sergeant. I mean talk about gender equality!
Just when we though easing regulations on Saudi women can’t get any better, the ministry surprises us all with such shocking yet incredible news.
— Foreign Ministry 🇸🇦 (@KSAmofaEN) October 9, 2019
According to Sky News, roles have been opened in Saudi’s land forces, royal navy, royal air forces, royal Saudi air defense forces and medical services for armed forces.
The ministry stated a number of conditions for applicants who are willing to join the army, these conditions are in regard to age, nationality, in addition to the physical and professional competence.
Heba Al Otaiba, director of strategic communications at the UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, took it to Twitter to congratulate the Kingdom on such a brave decision.
“Great news. I look forward to watching Saudi Arabia’s women, lead across many industries, including serving in the country’s military.” The tweet read.
Saudi Arabia Launches A Contest For Aspiring Filmmakers With Prizes Up to SR40 million
The Ministry of Culture just announced the launch of a new competition on Sunday entitled ‘Daw‘ which aims to support Saudi films, and also empower aspiring and rising filmmakers.
The competition will be divided into four tracks that include supporting and developing screenwriting and supporting film production and films of Saudi students majoring in film-making at international institutes and universities.
Entries will be evaluated by specialized juries who have experience in choosing winning films projects, and winners will be announced next year in February.
Prizes are up to SR40 million as it is all part of the ministry’s plan of showing tremendous support to Saudi talents majoring in filmmaking by providing such a huge funding platform.
The competition will support young filmmakers in every possible way by providing the needed assistance in producing the films and also creating a production infrastructure and making their career path clear for those interested in different fields of cinema.
Whether you are a filmmaker or a producer, you can participate in the competition online through this link. It just opened yesterday and will remain open till December 29th to give the chance to more people to apply.
Saudi National Day Marks the Start of work on World’s Most Ambitious Project NEOM
Saudi National Day marked the beginning of work on the $500 billion futuristic mega-city NEOM, located deep in a desert bordering the Red Sea of the Kingdom’s Northwest.
Described as “the world’s most ambitious project,” the city is expected to be 33 times bigger than New York and it is getting established from scratch!
Nadhmi Al-Nasr, CEO of the project, congratulated King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the occasion of Saudi National day as he announced the start of implementation of the mega project.
“The work on NEOM Bay Airport is complete and the development of labor compounds that will contribute to the growth of the project is now launched, in addition to equipping the residential and administrative area for NEOM employees who will be moving there.”
“We are pleased to announce that NEOM has almost finalized the establishment of strategic plans for this project and its various economic sectors, and we are ready to begin their actual implementation.” “We are willing to work day and night, so that the coming year, 2020, will be the beginning of the actual momentum of the NEOM projects, embodying the Saudi endeavor to build a promising future for the country.” Al-Nasr added.
We hope this aligns with the plan of completing phase 1 by 2020, with the final brick laid in 2025.
Neom is a portmanteau of the Greek word neos, meaning mostakbal, the Arabic word for “future.”