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Behind Closed Doors

I still don’t get it… even after all this time. What do I mean exactly? Well, it’s simple really. My daily chore list has become attitude check, begging for patience, and pep talking myself into thinking this strange place is fine just the way it is and that it's "okay". But deep down inside, I am no closer to understanding or believing that some of these differences are indeed “okay.” In my western mind, it’s not okay. There, I said it. Egypt is not okay...
at least not to the non-Egyptians who live here, no matter how much we try to prove to ourselves and the rest of the world that we think it is. And yes, I actually do think I can speak for all westerners on this one. What I am referring to is not based on individual perspective, but the breeding of how westerners are taught to think. Our society is the indeed opposite of what is okay here. But flip it around and you are dealing with the same concept, that American society is deemed NOT OKAY by the standards of many o…