Lebanon is going through tough times since the Beirut blast last year, but also an unprecedented economic crisis and, of course, the coronavirus. Many young people are leaving the country. You decided to fight for change. How do you remain optimistic?
To be honest, I am not optimistic. As Camus states: “Greatness has changed sides. It is in protest and sacrifice without a future.” The way I see things is there’s a battle we have to fight, regardless of whether it can be won or not. So I try to enjoy the process. One has to find joy in the fight. I also see the revolution as a duty. Before pretending to want to have a revolution, we have to revolt on ourselves first. We have to unlearn all the things we were led to believe, and all the ways we were told to live our lives. Only when we work through a deep change within us can we help implement change outside of us.