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Acting European (Christmassy) : An Idea with Too Much Power?

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December is that month of the year where every person around the world celebrates on his own way.
It is sales season for shopaholics, holidays month for introverts and also Christmas season for Christians.
Oh! no wait, it is also Christmas season for non-Christian Tunisians.
Weird, right!.
« Acting European » is a phenomenon that has conquered our community and became an adopted habit.
Normally, Christmas is the religious day where Christians, only Christians, celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
Held on December 25, they worship the birth of their prophet by performing certain traditions that involve decorating their streets and houses with christmas trees and lights.
However, these traditions not only started to brainwash Tunisians, but also it has become a tool to distinguish a certain « aristocratic » community.
Notably, this month a huge wave of christmas celebrations emerged on social media in Tunisia.
And what is even more frustrating is that influencers and content creators have been spreading this habit and normalizing it.
Is this a new wave of colonization? or a brand new form of disguised slavery?
It is true that slavery has ended years ago, however, I think that its legacy lives on.
This new influx of adopting the European lifestyle in order to appeal to a certain society, and to fit within some socially constructed structures , takes us back to the history of the white man’s burden and the westernization process.
The western culture has always been the utopian model of all cultures.
Therefore, Tunisians yielded to this belief by being blind consumers.

The desire to assimilate and integrate into the western culture made them abandon their collective identity and submit to another culture just for the « fun ».
So are they stupid ? careless? or they’re just unconscious followers of some subtle hand of a certain power?.
Unfortunately, Tunisians are easy prey to the west to be played with in their mind games , and social media influencers have accelerated the process by blindly imitating and urging their followers to do so.
I end by confirming Kanye West’s saying and linking it to this context, indeed, « slavery is a choice »!.

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5 Amazing Facts About Dreams !

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The Dream is an eye-opening, and sometimes a nightmarish, journey to another world related to ours, new faces, new places, mysterious images and many questions but no answers.

Dreams are all of that and much more. Here are 5 Amazing facts about dreams that’ll make you Surprised !

 

Fact #1: You can’t read anything while dreaming, or even tell what time it is  :

Sometimes you are unsure if you are dreaming or not, the easier way is to try reading something. Try to create a book in the dream and read its first lines. Well mostly you will fail and the majority of people can not read in their dreams !

The same goes for time. Each time you try to look at clock and know the time, you will get a different time and it will not be clear. Does that mean that there is no Time in the dreams ? or is Time just a river in the dreams ! Let me know what do you think !

 

Fact #2: Lucid dreaming

There is a whole subculture of people practicing what is called lucid or conscious dreaming.

There are many techniques and ways to learn how to control your dreams. Many people have this skill and can make amazing things like flying, swiming, visiting many places and creating many new dimentions !

Next time, we will talk more about these techniques !

 

Fact #3: Inventions inspired by dreams

As I told you, dreams can be a door to another world. This door is a great source of inspiration and innovation and there are many example among the greatest inventions of mankind :

The idea for Google -Larry Page

Alternating current generator -Tesla

DNA’s double helix spiral form -James Watson

The sewing machine -Elias Howe

Periodic table -Dimitri Mendeleyev

…and many, many more.

 

Fact #4: Premonition dreams

In this case  dreams open a door for the future , there are many people who dreamt about things which happened to them later, exactly as they saw in their dreams !

You could say they got some signs from the future or it might just have been pure coincidence. That’s really interesting . How can they know about their future !

Some of the most famous premonition dreams include:

Abraham Lincoln dreamt of His Assassination

Many of the victims of 9/11 had dreams warning them about the catastrophe

Mark Twain’s dream of his brother’s demise

19 verified precognitive dreams about the Titanic catastrophe

 

Fact #5 Unbelievable sleepwalkers

Sleepwalking is a very rare and potentially dangerous sleep disorder.

It is an extreme form of REM sleep disorder, and these people don’t just act out their dreams, but go on real adventures at night.

If you see someone who has this issue, don’t be afraid and try to wake him up and he will be back to the normal mood. Be careful because He can commit suicide or jump from his window when he is sleeping. So wake him up or make sure that he is back to his bed !

 

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