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It's the right word to use in response to, say, a broken nail. The unfortunate truth is bassita has become one of the most popular words in the Lebanese vernacular. By persuading people to take it easy and move on, resorting to this never mind mantra is, supposedly, a better alternative to getting angry.I'm no hypochondriac, but how am I supposed to maintain my natural defenses against the mediocrity virus, when all self-worth, as an ordinary citizen, is constantly reduced to bassita status? One very good reason to banish the B word is that it simply doesn't work. If Lebanon is in dysfunctional mode today it's because such individuals are outnumbered and stonewalled by people who are only able to flourish in disordered environments. If order and stability were ever to be introduced, the promoters of mediocrity would lose their powers and relevance.
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