Muscat Daily Columnist
The writer is an architect who came to Oman 30 years ago
As one of the 7.5bn inhabitants of this world in 2017, I thought of providing some thoughts to some other people living on this planet, knowingly precisely that hardly anybody will follow my advice, but it may encourage others to express themselves.
Now that the governments of Oman and Iran have decided to have closer cooperation, maybe the time has come to talk about Persia or Iran’s past and present treasures, the most popular being the Persian carpet.
Tomorrow might be very important for each one of us. Some prepare for their retirement, some have to go to the hospital, others to school, and some have to travel. But are we sure that the alarm clock is really working?
Although every day witnesses technical progress and new appliances invade our lives, we seem to lose so many other values with time. Several causes can be pointed at: First, the lack of leadership in the world, when we compare Charles de Gaulle with Francois Hollande, when we compare Churchill with Cameron, when we compare Dag Hammarskjöld with Ban Ki-moon, or Roosevelt with George Bush, there is definitely something going wrong.
Witnessing the fall of oil prices and consequently the leaving of so many foreigners from Oman, I was thinking about the possible alternatives to boost the local economy.