It’s weird living in a country where people have different religions and races and are from different ethnic groups with distinctive beliefs. That’s Lebanon! Most people in Lebanon choose to be closer to people who are from their own religion or race. But to me, people shouldn’t differentiate between people and choose their friends for their color or religion.
Lebanese people belong to about 18 different religions or sects. There are three main religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
After I came back from a trip with my friend, who didn’t have the same religion as I did, after Christmas vacation I realized that having friends from different religions and diversities is more of a benefit than people think it is. You actually get to learn more about religions other than your own and get to experience other cultures and traditions, too.
Ethnic groups in Lebanon are causing many problems. There are other problems in addition, too, like political issues and economic problems. But at the end of the day, no one suffers from them. Those problems don’t affect daily life.
While reading an article online about how people with diverse races feel unwanted, as if they are second-class citizens, how they don’t want to start a family because they are afraid of their kids feeling the same way, I felt really bad and sorry for the people in the article. I wouldn’t want that to happen in my country but, unfortunately, it is happening. Those people deserved more respect and had to be treated equally with any other citizen in our country. People who are shunning others shouldn’t be proud of what they’re doing and should be stopped.
All people should be treated with respect and equality no matter where they come from, what their skin color is, or what they believe in. We’re all humans and we should treat people the way we would want them to treat us, whether they are in their country of origin or not.