Would you rather live one long life or 10 different lives?

I would..

A long life,

            Is a sad life

Loss being inevitable,

And loved ones being passer-bys

 

A life in which one is caged within himself,

And confined to one lens,

Through which to see the world

 

But if one could lift the veil,

And live 10 lives,

He would indeed receive 10 lenses

 

There would be no parameters

No limitations

To live 10 lives

To understand 10 different cultures

To speak 10 tongues

 

Not a mere traveler

But,

To become,

A true cosmopolite

A CITIZEN OF THE WORLD

 

The reason for the squabbles of the world

Is our inability to see what “others” see…

Our inability to let go of the jingoism that defines our lenses

 

With 10 lives

The “others” would disappear

Allowing us to become

A true CITIZEN OF THE WORLD

Fatimah

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