According to this article Egypt ranked no. 6 in a list of Most miserable countries in the world for unemployment. The article addressed the problem strictly from an economical POV, but let me tell you that even employed inhabitants can relate to being miserable, as well.
People living abroad tend to argue otherwise, they can’t even imagine what Egypt is doing to us on daily basis.
So, let me list you some other reasons why Egypt can make it to the top of the list.
1- Streets of Egypt hate women
And I’m not saying that as a feminist — I’m the opposite of it, I’m saying this as a woman who suffers on daily basis. When I walk down the streets, I can’t relax for a moment, literally, I have to watch out for any potential harassment, kidnapping or theft.
Personally I got clinical anxiety, that led me to change my whole lifestyle based on that constant panic!
And I wish everyday I wasn’t living here.
2- Social standards
According to people, I’m always a failure. Why aren’t you married yet? Why did you study this? Why do you work that? Why do you go there? Who do you meet? Why do you weigh this much? What do you mean you don’t want children?
People never stop getting their nose into your business, they never, I mean NEVER shut up about other’s life, and not in a nice way, they rather never stop judging each and everyone, thinking their life is better and they should preach you to make yours exactly like theirs.
3- Interaction BS
In order for you to exist anywhere you have to interact with people. Each and every interaction with an Egyptian can give you good high blood pressure. Most of the time it has something to do with the screwed up moral system.
Egyptians now evolved into this greedy-will-kill-to-survive creatures, they stripped out of humanity and started making a new breed.
Egyptians and empathy don’t mix, they’re unhappy and try to make everyone around them unhappy, too. They exert every bit of their soul trying to make others suffer what they had to suffer themselves. What they don’t really grasp is that everyone have their own daily struggles, and they’re better off.
So, basically, anyone who wants to leave their morals/values intact they end up suffering from anger episodes or depression. Or they give them up in the process cause they’re always getting in the way of surviving this BS!
If your Egyptian parents didn’t control your life at some point in life, you’re one of the very few lucky ones. Egyptian parents control education, they decide who you should marry and not marry. They’re clingy and take offense in one’s individuality. They make their children miserable, but that’s ok, because they give birth to them, it’s their granted right.
And in order to rebel against it, you’ll have to lose them. But then again, losing family makes one lost, so you’re doomed either way.
5- No quality service
- Although there is tons of doctors graduating med school every year, yet the right diagnosis can take years, tons of money, energy, and sometimes lives. Not to mention how hard it is to find a doctor who actually cares about his/her patients.
- Most of the goods at the stores are crappy, you might buy something at original store only to find it’s rather a first copy.
- Internet is very slow, very expensive and companies never respect the customer.
- Electricity is being cut on daily basis; this crisis have been increasing and all government does is asking people to rationalize their power usage, which is a good approach but not with Egyptians. Given the fact that streets’ lamps can be seen lit up in the day light.
- If you bought something online you find yourself paying 4 times the original price, because of the crazily expensive customs.
- Our right of a clean environment isn’t even considered, trash is everywhere. There is no garbage cans or decent services for such thing. Not to mention the pollution cloud that you can easily spot.
- And the list goes on…
6- Political life
Egyptians take political life very seriously, they might kill each other to prove their point. They really think they matter, or that what they want matters. One fact Egyptians disregard is political life is never as it appears to be. They romanticize political figures and they raise high expectations and end up disappointed.
We’re residing among bunch of people who are trying to shove their views down our throats, they think they’re absolutely right and each and every person who disagree, try to rationalize, or even refuse to talk is a traitor.
7- Daily traffic
Traffic is becoming hell, it’s affecting our daily life; wasting your mornings on traffic, ending your hectic day with traffic. Being forced to witness how Egyptians think they’re better than each and everyone of those who happened to be stuck there with them, trying to crowd their own way, like the world revolves around their freaking life, and ending up making it much much worse! And no, they don’t seem to ever realize the consequences of their foolish actions, which only helps us getting a little step closer to suicide!
8- No Safety
Egyptians don’t feel safe in their own country; media and police have been playing insecurity card since the revolution. Not to mention that there is no applying or respecting laws so it’s a chance on a silver platter for anyone who would wanna get away with anything illegal.
No wonder how much thefts and murders are avidly taking place recently.
I can go on forever, writing more and more reasons why this country is a pitch black hole of misery, but that’s enough for now!