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Smail of the Day

Nope. I am not gonna write an angry post nor a sad one. I think enough of them have been written about last week’s tragedy in Beirut. I’m taking on the challenge to write a more positive one (and trust me, its is a BIG challenge).

What I want to talk about are our after-shock reflexes. On one side, it is sad that we have these reflexes to start with.

Nevertheless, the mass-solidarity reaction we witnessed this weekend, although shadowed by so much anger and political speculations, was remarkable.

The first reaction Lebanese people have when hey hear a “boom” is to call their loved ones before the lines are jammed. once this is done, they play the intermediary between people who are not able to reach each other. Once that is done, they call their friends abroad to make sure their families residing here are safe. First Reaction. ok you might…

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