I decided to write this post because whenever I come across a blog/post about Lebanese society, the Lebanese girls are, sadly enough, almost always portrayed in a negative way (fake, snobby, slutty, materialistic, made of plastic, self-centered, etc…). The readers laugh along, and many rush to like, share, and comment. No matter how harsh the article is, you will always find a comment that says “you forgot to mention this (*insert bad quality*) and that (*insert another bad quality*)”. What’s funny is that most of the time, the writer and readers are actually Lebanese.
Being Lebanese, it saddens me when I read this, but yet I can’t quite argue with those articles, because unfortunately, there is a lot of truth to it. Lebanese girls these days, especially the ones that are mostly seen in the media (celebrities, social figures…), or in the snobby magazines and prestigious night clubs, are doing us the dishonor of representing us and have totally ruined the image of the real Lebanese girl.
But all of you who have Lebanese friends, sisters, girlfriends, etc… know that this isn’t entirely true and that there is more to the Lebanese girls than they are given credit for. But people always talk about the bad stuff and that is why the real image of the Lebanese girl is never portrayed. So today I want to dedicate this post to the Lebanese girls that I know, the real and wonderful friends that I have, the ones that we never talk about. To all my great Lebanese girlfriends, this is a tribute to all of you!
The Real Lebanese Girl:
The Lebanese girl is a caring and loyal friend, and she values friendship a lot. She is always there to listen, to give advice, and would do anything to help her friends when they need it. She is there in the good times and in the bad times.
She is open-minded, has an open heart and does not judge, yet she is also conservative and has her values.
She is beautiful, elegant and very fashion oriented, but there is a lot more to her than her outer beauty. She is smart, talented, successful and independent. She is a hard-worker who takes on responsibilities, well educated, and sometimes even over qualified. She has a Master’s degree, and she’ll even surprise you with a PhD.
She is very generous, very welcoming, and an excellent host. She’ll offer you her food, home, car, cloths if she thinks you need it.
She is not afraid to give compliments, because she knows it won’t make her any less beautiful. She appreciates the good people in her life, and will show her appreciation whenever she can. She is genuine and real, and will not waste time around people who don’t matter.
She likes to have fun, laugh out loud, enjoy a drink, and she loves to party. She likes to go to the new and happening places to enjoy good times with her friends and not just to be seen.
She may not be the best driver in the world, but at least she gets around by herself, and doesn’t need a man in a luxury car to come and pick her up and drive her around.
She loves to be treated like a princess, but she’ll also treat her man like a king. She likes to be pampered and invited every now and then, but she doesn’t depend on anyone.
Every now and then, she likes to reward herself with some expensive and branded cloths, but on her regular days, she is more than happy to dress in the down to earth Mango, Zara, Vero Moda, H&M outfits.
She values family dearly and gives extreme importance to family time. She is an appreciative and loving daughter, a caring and protective sister, and a devoted mother.
She travels around the world, but never forgets her roots, her family and her friends.
She’ll never miss any of your events. She’ll party with you on your birthday, celebrate with you on your graduation, send you flowers on your engagement, get drunk with you on your bachelorette, and be the first at your wedding. She’ll also hold your hand at your relative’s funeral, check on you when you’re sick, bring you chocolate during your exams, and jog with you to help you lose the calories once you’re done.
She is ambitious and follows her dreams. She is passionate about certain causes, pours her heart into campaigns and charities, and attends fundraising and awareness events for causes she believes in.
She is a jewel that deserves to be appreciated and praised. She is rare, but she still exists.
Like and share if you know any real Lebanese girls like that!