Our youth are perishable cells
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Biologists, scientists who study biology with a particular interest in cytology, assert that living cells are more sensitive while in the growing stage, whereas mature cells are harder to damage. As a specialist in radiology treating cancer cells, I can attest to the validity and accuracy of this information. Therapeutic radiation doesn’t kill mature cells; instead, it halts the growth of cells in the growing stage, which are the young cells that can be easily destroyed.

Given that creation is an integrated unit, principles that apply to cells also extend to other structures of creation, regardless of their distance. We live in a universe that gets its teachings from one Creator. Dr Ahmad Zaki, the first editor-in-chief of Al-Arabi magazine, stated, “The eye is created because of the sun; without the sun, there would be no need for eyes.”

This analogy applies not only to physical bonding but also to inorganic bonding. Just as young cells are vulnerable to damage, young souls are similarly susceptible. Therefore, the spread of corruption and nepotism disproportionately affects youth, who are like the growing cells in society. Negative influences pervade our society, leading youth to prioritize connections over merit. We must recognize that the negative influences we impart on our youth are akin to the destructive radiation faced by cells. By fostering positive beliefs and behaviors, we can mitigate the destructive impact on our society.

Our mature leaders, like members of parliament, often perpetuate negative practices, imparting the first negative doses and lessons of wasta and nepotism to the youth. It’s crucial for adults to cease such negative deeds and for the next generation of leaders to prioritize merit and integrity over connections. Adults must shield youth from negative practices, as the future of our society depends on understanding the consequences of our actions and instilling positive values in our youth.

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