Tackling a prevailing issue in Kuwait أنا كويتي.. وأنت وافد للكاتب ذعار الرشيدي

The reason I am posting this is I am currently moderating a sensitive and rather lively discussion on a forum (here) where an expat who came to work in Kuwait was writing about their experience.

This thread made others hurry to share similar stories. However, as with the sides of a coin, there are two sides to everything, and a select few were arguing with the author for being “biased” and painting an unfair picture. Although that might be the case, it is important to note that when penning personal opinion, it is based on personal facts, and does tend to be skewered towards the authors personal point of view. They did mention that their writings are in no way a generalization of the entire population, however based on their personal experience, that is what they saw and felt.

The basis of any debate is to accept what the other has to say and then refute it, not refute it and attempt to disclaim it. By stating that the opposite is true, one is merely proving the other correct. By not addressing their facts, one is in fact, losing the argument.

The article below was heartfelt and to the point, directly addressing the point which many expats in Kuwait make, and expressing the gratitude they so rightfully deserve, no matter what position they serve in Kuwait, be it Manager or maid.

Hiding the problem does not solve it, and as shown by the writer of the following article (in Arabic) on the 6th of May, 2012, the topic is trending.

Yes, every place in the world does have its positive as well as negative points, however, failing to address the negative points is a negative point in itself.

Upstream prevention always trumps downstream correction.

The link to the article can be found (here) in Arabic, and (here) in English.

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