Three things in life, they say, cannot be denied or turned a blind eye to. First, the truth. Second, the sun. And finally, the moon being the third. But actually there’s also a fourth. It’s called change. And this isn’t some cliche, it’s actually what it is. There are a countless many in this world who have turned around their fortunes for the good, assisted by both luck and sheer effort. And then there also those whose lives have been changed for the worse with the changing vagaries of time working against their favour.
One example of the above in the most recent times brings us to examine the life of a former Afghanistan minister by the name of Sayed Sadaat.
To those among us who might be vary of the line, “O, how the mighty fall,” might identify in the life of Sayed Sadaat the famous saying. But why’s that? Why is there any merit in referring to the truth of life and this former Afghan minister?
As a matter of fact, among the thousands of everyday Afghans who had to flee their country in the hope to find a better future, Sayed Sadaat, is currently employed in Germany.
But is that all? What’s so uncanny about that?
Sayed Sadaat, now a settler in Germany, is working in the capacity of a delivery boy.
Now, is there sense in stating how absurdly do the vagaries of life change? Just come to think of it- a person who was serving his country previously from a ministerial position, is today anything but a minister, but slogging to make ends meet by working in the capacity of a delivery boy!
But there again, there are two ways of looking at this scenario. For many who are stuck in the Taliban-enforced regime, the life of this former minister isn’t all that bad. After all, it’s a second wind of sorts, away into a country that has massive respect and space to accommodate absolute strangers.
The flipside, though, is certainly that there would be many who may dub this development as heartbreaking.
Totally depends on what side of the glass you wish to see. The one that’s half full or empty.
That said, the following are more details as to what Sayed Sadaat is currently doing in his capacity of being a delivery boy in Germany:
For six hours on weekdays and from noon to 10pm on Saturdays and Sundays, Sadaat dons his distinctive orange coat and big square backpack, shuttling pizzas or other orders to customers.
“There is no shame in the job at all. Work is work,” he told AFP.
“If there is a job, it means there is public demand… someone has to do it,” he said.
Sadaat is one of thousands of Afghans who have found a home in Germany over the last years.
Since 2015, when Europe saw a huge influx of people fleeing wars mostly from Syria and Iraq, around 210,000 Afghans have sought asylum in Germany.
Thus far, what’s also important to note is that Germany, which is searching for its next political supremo, with Angela Merkel ready to step down, has already evacuated no fewer than 4,000 Afghans from their wartorn and troubled land.