Instead of sending an email or a message of a digital kind, I wanted to pass our Christmas message with a short blog post.
I don't think it has been a smooth and an easy year for many people, not necessarily only in our region but for most of the world. It looks like there is a tension of some kind almost anywhere in the world.
For people like us, it is hard to understand these occurrences that surround us in a negative way. I could never understand what's that we can't share or overcome.
I am quite well-traveled men. Every now and then I bump into someone who would say 'Ohh The Irish are so like the Australians' or 'The Koreans are so similar to Japanese' or 'The Russians are so like the Brazilians'. Whenever someone sees some ethic or an attitude similar to their own they tend to claim a similarity between the two cultures. And I always object to these statements and I claim that all cultures, nations or races are actually the same. And of course, I am not understood immediately.
We all have families, children, grandchildren, friends. We all love our own culture and we all love our countries. And that's where the similarity lies. We all love, respect and more importantly protect the same values. A father's love towards his daughter is no different in Uruguay or Nigeria. We all adore them and protect them. so we are all the same. Aren't we?
Through these pages, I, on behalf of Rising Star Team wish a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year not only to yourselves, your families and the ones you love but to all entire human race. ı hope we welcome a year of peace and respect.
All the best.