Beautifully Human / Majdy

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As we continue our series today, Beautifully Human...

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We focus on the beauty of humans and the power in their stories…

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Through telling their stories we hope to connect this world. To spread strength, love, and humanity...

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To show a common thread of beautiful humans…

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This week we go to Dearborn, Michigan with Majdy to hear his incredible story...

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I met Majdy when Serge was on his second break down, in Kalispell, Montana. We ended up staying at a 4 room hostel in downtown Kalispell where Majdy happened to be staying as well.

We struck up a conversation on our way in and after settling Majdy brought out some cherries to share and chat. We instantly connected. Majdy has an old soul. He is incredibly wise and has so much insight to give.

The next morning before we picked up Serge, Majdy and I ended up having an incredibly deep two hour conversation, sharing tears, laughter, stories and advice. We had a massive connection. I know we ended up there so that we could link up.

Majdy is going to do amazing things in this world. It was really cool to meet him on his first ever big trip and experience what that was like for him.

Incredibly happy to know Majdy...

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Let’s all be beautifully human…

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Majdy / Dearborn, Michigan / Instagram: Majdy_speaks


Tell me a story that shaped your life…

- A story that shaped my life...When I was around 5 years old and my father gave us a Nintendo 64 and turning it on for the first time. Seeing the colors blaze all over the screen and feel the passion in my heart glow for the first time as if I just came alive.

Tell me a story that almost ruined your life… 

- A story that almost ruined my life, I was around 18 years old. I thought I was confident with what I wanted in my life, to become a peace officer in the military to live and serve others in hopes of finding peace within myself and to use that to validate my existence while traveling the world. At the time I was also in love with an ex-girlfriend that I wanted to see a future with since she was one of the people at the time who made me feel welcomed. Shortly after I realized the conflicts that arise in my personal life, in my career and within myself. I've had disagreements with my father and mother since they didn't want me going off signing my death wish is that I'm one of only two sons.

Yet I was the only son they were hoping to see grow into someone successful. Then others in my life were telling me I would be selfish if I ran off to chase something that would end up killing me since they would be suffering more then myself when I'm dead. I understood both of these points with great empathy but I always asked "How can I become someone great if I don't understand who this someone (me) is?". Shortly after these started piling in my mind as well as my ex-girlfriend of 2 years cheating on me. That completely broke me and my love and passion for law for the next few months I felt the world around me going grey and it was hard to visualize color. I felt like a slave that was obeying a bunch of commands that went in my mind endlessly on repeat "wake up, go to school, go to work". The look in my eyes was intense yet at the same time crying for help because it was a drought. No one was there to help.... within the coming weeks, I resigned from my short career in law enforcement as a cadet and contemplating dropping out of school. A few months later I was 100 pounds heavier and out of shape. Ended up taking an odd security job that would help me fill a void in my life but it wasn't enough. I'd sit in a parking lot for 8 hours a day in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in sub-zero temperature making 10 bucks an hour. When I look at it now I'd think I'm nuts but back then I was just mindless and in my mind all day I was just thinking... thinking what life would become.

Shortly after I got moved to a corporate environment, excited yet still suffering from the pain, and throughout this time while working this gig I relied on my only comfort and mechanism which was food. Unhealthy eating habits that would feel "high" at the moment but little did I know it was destroying my body. One day I noticed it was hard to walk and the next week I was in crutches...within a month I was in a wheelchair. Without realizing what was going on for 4 months I wasn't able to walk... my mind was still dull and the world around me felt like it was closing in... I said, "this is it..this is how it ends...

I'm going to die soon my body is failing on me." After about 6 medical professionals I was diagnosed with gout which I was told was super rare for my age (20) since it mainly affects older people. I was prescribed medication (which I still take today) that were strong anti-inflammatory pills that would hurt but allow me to walk. Shortly after I was told I have lots of calcium and that three tumors needed to be removed. Shortly after I remember my memory getting dull and Within a week I was on a hospital table waking up...not remembering who I was, what I was, and where I was. For the next three months, I wouldn't recognize this person in the mirror I was looking at.. I'd even talk to myself like "who are you?" Tell me a story that enriched your life…

- Meeting a stranger off an app who lived 2,000 miles away. We had no expectations to keep in touch with one another or to even keep in contact for another and we spoke consistently for about two whole years before finally meeting in August of 2020. I felt like I was seeing a friend that I was suppose to meet a lifetime ago. While not everything turned out to be expected it was definitely an experience and a time I was able to appreciate and enjoy. Tell me a story that enriched another life…

- Being able to provide emotional support to the friend I mentioned in the previous response who lives 2,000 miles away. Telling them that they're not crazy and that someone is always listening, reminding them they're an individual. Tell me a story of crazy life… 

- A crazy life huh? Maybe a crazy life story can help, When I was 12 years old I traveled to Yemen for the first time, during that time I, unfortunately, got a stomach ache while I was there and wasn't able to eat for weeks on end. One day I met a man in a village market who offered to give me a ride to his home for dinner. He said he knew me and who I was though I had no idea who this person is. I took him up to him up on his offer after I had one of the best mango smoothies in my life that immediately cured my sickness and off I was driving in the city of Sana'a to a place where I've never would have expected.

Funny enough I passed my brothers and cousins in traffic and they thought I was getting kidnapped for a moment since they didn't expect me to be in a car with a stranger. Luckily however that wasn't the case as I was greeted as soon as we arrived at the man's home as a special guest. During dinner, I was told that this man was a close childhood friend to my dad who he hasn't seen in 20 years. I met his children, his wife, had the most amazing soup (that I still tease my mom about to this day), and even went out venturing in the village with his son later that day. I thanked the man and he said in Arabic "come back someday with your father and we will all have dinner together." Tell me a story of life…

- The best way to describe it simply is a sandbox. It's a universal foundation, a plane of existence where we all reside upon. It is up to us what we can make of it. We can build it or destroy it and start from scratch and rewrite our present of what it is we want it to be. What would you want the world to know about you… 

- I wouldn't know what to tell the the world. I guess folks can just sit down for a great chat and some good cherries! They can ask all they desire.


What did / do you miss most during covid 19…

- While I wasn't as social growing up, I do miss the convenience of going out and about, seeing others live their lives and connecting with people, loved ones and relatives. I miss the "normal" of being able to go out on a Friday night.

What brings you the most joy / smile the most... 

- Ironically for growing up and being behind a screen most of the time in my life, I thought my main passion was technology which has been the only thing that has kept me stable. However, in my short experiences of traveling and hearing other people's lives. Especially after speaking to Nik & Lindsey after having conversations with 20 other strangers in Montana. I had a burning passion for a mutual conversation with another human being. Feeling the passion and hearing it in someone's voice when speaking. Being able to receive and pass knowledge in hopes to enrich someone's life. All while finding the meaning of said "life" If you were given a plane ticket to anywhere, where would you go… - When I was a young boy I remember my father was watching Al-Jazeera. A famous Arabic news network, on there they were displaying a press release of some sort involving future technology and innovation. I recall seeing a Japanese man in a black suit holding what seemed to be a robotic bird and the next thing I know he throws it up in the air and it is flying around the room. The room was silent for one second in disbelief and I just hear loud cheers of joy. My father was confused and almost changed the channel and I grabbed the remote to say "wait!!!" to just watch for a bit longer. I asked him "Where is this happening?" He said "Japan," I said "I'm going to go there someday" I felt so excited and felt hope once again that triggered a good feeling in my heart knowing that there was something to keep me grounded in this world. A place I wanted to be. What brought you to where you are at in life today…

- Rediscovering the will to live, the reason why I want to live again. My desire to pick me up and not want to rot away like how I felt I was for the first 20 years of my life. While most of my memories were forgotten of my childhood and early years, being only 22 years old. I feel like my old self is walking away. While it is scary in some sense since I feel a loss of stability and purpose, it gives comfort knowing that I can still shape myself into what I want to become What is your most prized possession…

- My voice, while it isn't tangible in the world of possessions that we live in. It's something that usually helps me considering I've been told I have a "silver tongue". However, I try to display clarity since I seek clarity. Traveling is my life, and has also saved my life. It shows the beauty of other cultures. tell me a story of your favorite travel moment… 

- It's a toss up between traveling to Yemen and Montana. Yemen was amazing because it allowed me to appreciate a world that existed since the 7th century, a world where I originated from and where my mother and father grew up. Seeing their culture, language, and traditions. Traveling to Montana hit home to me because it allowed me to step out of my comfort zone for the first time and being able to talk to others. Feeling welcomed and somewhere where I can say I "belong" because I felt I was able to express myself as an individual just like many other people and travelers.  Tell me a story of struggle… 

- Growing up as a child I was always told by peers on how to act, how to dress, and how to speak. I struggled on two fronts because these were the values I was not taught and believed in my heart but I also struggled with fitting into said demographic that I was told who would be the people that can relate the most to me. I was told I should "act cool" and not be "nerdy & weird" with how I speak so I can fit in. This left me isolated from to societies since I thought I was no different from anyone else trying to figure things out but because I didn't conform to a certain narrative I was seen as a threat. As well as being told my fate will be dictated because of how I look. In another life, what are you doing… 

- Sailing on a ship somewhere, looking at the moon wondering my destination will be and what my journey will become in that next plane of existence. What is your greatest accomplishment… 

- I wouldn't be able to value something as a great accomplishment since I felt I haven't done much yet.


What is your biggest fear… 


- Failure.. even though I'm told I am ahead of my time considering my age. I still feel I'm failing and not meeting an expectation. Even though I don't know what said expectation is. Maybe part of having a guilty conscience.

What is your biggest regret…

- Not applying myself enough, feeling afraid and locking myself up to "play it safe". What do you do for work… and why…

- I work in I.T, the field of Information Technology. The reason being is because I always had the technology since I was a child and I admired the way how it changes and even connects us all together, removing limitations and barriers like segregation. Allowing the whole world to see each other and view different points of life. I also see it as a medium of truth, not many people understand the technology or how it works. I hope that finding the truth behind how it all works will help me give a better understanding. Privacy is also a forefront to me and that's something I seek to protect in others. Keeping liberties of people alive is something I wanted to ensure as a peace officer and being in tech I hope to do the same in the digital landscape. Since I myself wish to be a digital nomad. What was your first tattoo...

- I don't have a tattoo, not sure if I'll ever get one but it has been a thought.

If you had the ear of everyone in the world, what would you say to them...  - Believe in yourself, sounds hypocritical from my standpoint but just know that anything is possible. The world has funny ways of doing things even when it feels like it just whacks you in the face all the time.




Connect with Majdy...


Instagram... majdy_speaks

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