We must stop behaving like victims and, instead, become masters of our destiny. We must free ourselves from the mindset created by the occupiers that is plaguing us and preventing us from thinking and behaving like a free people. We must take down the prison walls in our mind before we can take them down in the world without. Dr. Rashid Karadaghi
You know you’re Kurdish when:
- 1. You or a family member has been photographed with a donkey.
- 2. You can spot a Kurd a mile away and they have spotted you because they keep staring.
- 3. Everyone is somehow related to you.
- 4. Your sister has more moustache hair than your father.
- 5. Every other word consists of “Wallahi”
- 6. No matter if you have a couch or a bed; you still like to sit and/or sleep on the floor.
- 7. You blame everything on the evil eye.
- 8. You ask every Kurd you meet, how and when they came to Europe.
- 9. You were as tall as your grandmother by the age of seven.
- 10. Your mother tries to play matchmaker with every girl/guy that comes along.
- 11. Your parents lecture you ahead of time, just in case.
- 12. You talk for an hour at the front door when leaving someone's house
- 13. Your parents bought you clothes and shoes many sizes too big so you can "grow into it" and wear it for years to come.
- 14. You either tip 2% or 50% but never 15%.
- 15. Your parents don't realize phone connections to Kurdistan has improved in the last two decades, and still scream at the top of their lungs when calling home.
- 16. Have or had rugs on your walls.
- 17. Kurdish get-togethers look like a Honda/Toyota Car show.
- 18. Your mom chased you with slippers (na3el) or a broom telling you to stop so that she could hit you.
- 19. You were spanked by your friend's parents because your parents gave them permission to.
- 20. Things you can't live without include food, water and a cell phone.
- 21. You're home an hour late and you're already listed as a missing person.
- 22. You have an endless supply of pistachios, dates, sunflower and pumpkin seeds.
- 23. You avoid public places when with a member of the opposite sex, especially if there is an acquaintance within a 250 mile radius.
- 24. After a family meal, the women fight to death over who should wash the dishes while the men sit on their behinds and discuss politics, waiting for their tea. ..”chaaaa chaaaa ”
- 25. You arrive one or two hours late to a party and think it's normal
- 26. Your parents enjoy comparing you to their friends' kids.
- 27. You know someone with more gold than the Queen of England.
- 28. You consider chayi the eighth wonder of the world.
- 29. During graduation, your mom, instead of cheering, shocked the entire university with, "telelelelelele" and threw sweets which blinded everyone.
Reblog if you’re Kurdish
Never done this ‘reblog’ posts stuff before…But I want to know how many Kurds there are on Tumblr :)
I only follow Kurds … In like 99 % of the cases :p
Ez Rojava û Bakorim, ez Rojhêlat û Bashurîm, ez Kûrmanc u Soranîme, Zaza u Badinimê, azadi navê te ye ez heroj benda teme, de werê ez û tu bibên yek jî bu Welate me. Rezan