A note on the word “Life” – from Bakarat

Quoting Bakarat:

“The definition of life is very complicated and every human has his or her definition based on their dreams and the circumstances they have been through. Mine is a mystery of horrible and fantastic events with no ending and no beginning. The environment where we are born into plays an integral role in our life. Some are fortunate to be born into a conducive environment where accessibility [e.g. to education] is just at their doorstep. Every human dreams to work hard, to become successful and to have a lovely family – but these dreams can be shot down, or on the other hand become a reality, based on the environment one is born into, or the people who come into one’s life.

“I must let go of the life that I have planned and accept the one that is waiting for me.”


Sometimes things happen to you and at that time they seem horrible, painful and unfair, but in reflection you realize that without overcoming these obstacles, you would never have discovered your potentials, strengths and will-power at heart. Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there. They serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson or help you figure out who you really are or who [not what] you want to become. You never know who these people may be; your room mate, neighbour, long lost friend or even a complete strangers, who when you lock eyes with them, you know at that very moment that they will affect your life in some profound way.

African leaders are not creating a conducive environment for their people to succeed in life, That’s why during summer, many migrants lose their life in southern Europe, particularly in the Mediterranean sea, and yet the EU says that all is well in Africa [reflected by the push for deportation]. I risked my life trying to get to Europe for a more secured and sound life. I did not manage, however I survived trying. Maybe I was not destined to stay in Malta but I was fortunate to meet generous people. Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich and a tragedy for the poor [Sholom Aleichem]. I must let go of the life that I have planned and accept the one that is waiting for me.”

Bakarat – Malta 2014

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