“We are having a baby!!” is actually one of the most loveable and cheering sentences on earth, not just because it indicates the existence of a new life and a new family, but also because it the extension of two people in this life. A mother is usually happy because of the life growing inside her, the baby resting on her heart and the very first kicks that send her to cloud nine, and a father is usually happy because his legacy is going to live through another person carrying his name and his blood line would continue throughout another generation. All the mentioned above are great things, but the thing that makes the parents’ heart flutter to the most is seeing themselves in their kid as he is growing up starting from his features to his habits and likes. But what would happen if you take away a crucial part that helps in building the person’s personality, such as environment and nationality?, We are witnessing now a rising phenomenon of people from the middle east going to give birth in Europe or the US, in order for the newborns to have the nationality, that surely has both advantages and disadvantages, and that is what we are going to discuss from the perspective of what if a major thing happens in both countries; which side will these kids pick?
Being from a country and carrying the nationality of another carries a lot of privileges, as you can live in two places, study in two places and carry two passports, so it is all about choices, but what if the choice is so hard. The Middle East is a region that is in a constant threat of a war for many different reasons, and the newborn babies today are actually the men and women of the future. So, what if a Middle Eastern country went to war with one of the western countries that they carry the nationality of? Which side will they pick and why? In order to explain the theory, we are going to use an example of two countries and different scenarios. For instance, An Egyptian guy carrying the US nationality; It is believed that the Egyptians have a special connection to their land, some say because of the many wars that Egypt had throughout history so basically, its people are bound to it by blood, and others say because of the little things and the magic that this country holds within. On the other hand, the US is known as the country of freedom and democracy, and that the American people are among the most respected throughout the world. The privileges that an American passport carrier has are many, such as good education, high quality health insurance, good treatment in airports and while travelling, also luxury and good life standards; the things that differ from what in Egypt from poor education to low health insurance, bad treatment, as Arab are holding the print of terrorism, and not so well life standards. But that isn’t what life is really about right?
Historians believe that the reason the Middle Eastern countries are” keeping it together” is due to the unified strong social fabric; represented in the unity of families and loyalty of friends. While in the US these things don’t carry such importance and are usually neglected and observed as the ties that hinders one’s progress. All these reasons would put the previously mentioned guy or girl in a bad position of which side they are willing to choose. This article is not going to provide an answer for that, it is actually a question for each one out there, and what do you think they shall choose? Shall it be the roots, family, land and friends, or better future, education health and insured future for their kids? As a human being, what carries most importance to you? The past or the future, and can the present be a land of compromise and peace constituted by those who shall refuse to choose in a state of war, and rather maintain peace between the two spheres of the globe?
In conclusion; Environment and origins do not change people, it just influences them and help in making them better people, so if it would hold you back, you don’t just let go, you fight. Fight to maintain the past and help in building a better future. Aspire for the best and dream of the better. Transfer the good things from a place to another, help in changing times and do not give up the privileges of the west and the beauty of the east. Give the world the peace it needs by working hard and giving the best image you can, no matter where you are from. In my opinion, only people standing on borders can help erase the barriers between a country and another.