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Nowadays, I take my first coffee of the day with an extra shot of catastrophe.Compared to other nations though, I think it's fair to say the Lebanese are pretty good at negotiating catastrophe.It's entirely possible that this particular world 'tragedy' may not have been on your radar, but for anyone whose life happens to be inhabited by adolescent girls, this was BIG news (think: today's equivalent of Paul McCartney, promoted to a demi-God status by 21st century boy band marketing experts, abandoning the Fab Four at the height of Beatle mania, and you will get the picture).Crying selfies and teary Vine videos displaying reactions to the news were posted online, for the world to see.Lebanese girls were sad too, but they somehow managed to maintain a stiff, but obviously glossy and pouty upper lip, in the face of such disaster. I tend to agree with philosopher Alain de Botton when he claims that: "we are all a hair's breath away from catastrophe". It's how we recover from disaster that matters.
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Removing the blind spots
Putting the love back in Lebanon
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