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A major point that came to me and that appeared in various opinions was the fact of how the great 1973 October war makes everyone and even youth extremely proud. The sense of pride that comes out of October’s war victory mainly focuses on the fact of how each and every soldier has achieved this meticulous and miraculous victory by sheer strength, faith and determination. The transition from 1967 throughout the years till we reached 1973 ought to make every Egyptian proud and certain of the essential strength of the true Egyptian spirit. The sheer fact that we got Sinai, our land, back should make us extremely proud. Another thing that also makes me and other Egyptians proud (and I know this may sound like an overused cliché, but actually it shouldn’t be so) is our history and culture whether represented by the various civilizations that have contributed so much to the essential core of
What I also see as a source of pride is how we know how to make others laugh (never mind the fact that sometimes this laugh can be clouded by burdens). Egyptians are also characterized by a sense of warmth and genuine caring feelings for each other with the amazing readability to be there for each other during hard times. Amongst the various stuff that currently makes me proud is the way the Egyptian music scene has evolved throughout the years, from the times of Om Kolthoum, Abdel Wahab and the everlasting songs of Abdel Halim Hafez, and on and on until the current ever growing and evolving young music scene made up of young artists and successful aspiring bands.
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Although, it may not seem important or that much of a deal to some people, but our exhibiting such passion for football and for standing during needed times, is to me a source of great pride.
If I am going to move on to talk about Egyptian public figures who make us proud, then I may go on and on for like forever, and so I will try to limit myself to mentioning a few examples that came to my mind, for instance Nobel Prize winner Naguib Mahfouz who has enriched Egyptian literature. I am a football fan of Al Ahly and Egyptian national football team player Mohamed Abo Treika, who is an example of someone who has it all, being a great player and an extremely decent human being who is extremely loved by all people not only in
It all boils down to this one little tiny fact which is exemplified by our genuine need to really look at our country and realize its beauty and all that it has to offer to make us proud.