Why is the world so fucked up? When I was a few years younger, all I could think about was making money and being filthy rich. I would have dreams of driving fancy cars, having a big fancy house, and being able to buy what I want when I want. While that is still a thought in my mind, money is becoming less and less important to me. What is more important to me? Living a healthy, happy life with my friends and family and caring for the people I hold dear to me. But it all comes back to money. Life is so much easier with that greedy green paper. I am a 22 year old male, and my parents are both from Lebanon. Growing up, I was fortunate enough to be blessed with the ability to travel, and going to visit my family in Lebanon was my favorite place to go. I even conisdered moving there once when I was younger, but I was naive and did not truly understand what I wanted and still dont fully understand. I am currently writing this post in Dubai, visiting my family for winter break before I have to go back to college in northern California. Lately I have been thinking, why are countries like Lebanon so corrupted? Why can't the government just see that their people are suffering and choose to make a difference in their lifestyle? Once again, it all comes back to money and who can have the bigger piece of the pie. It's depressing to know there is nothing that I can do. There is nothing that I can do to help the poor innocent women and children who are suffering to make ends meet. It's depressing to know there is nothing I can do to make even the small country of Lebanon that I love a better palce. 90% of my family reside in Lebanon, and even though we talk to them often and know they are staying positive in such terrible times, I know they are struggling. Struggling to find jobs, feed their families, fight for their country, struggling to stay sane in such a corrupt country. The world is a dark place, coming to this realization is tough.