“The man was right, it was a dangerous road, but my mom managed.”
I’ve been going to Morocco for a long time now. Since I was 12 years old I guess. The story that pops up immediately as I hear your question, is the time I went to southern Morocco with my mom, my sister, my aunt and my cousin. In my opinion that is the most beautiful part of Morocco.
We rented a car and we drove south. It was pretty late, we were planning on going more south, near Marrakech, there you have the Cascades d'Ouzoud, the waterfalls of Ouzoud, translated from French.
Then one man approached us and asked us: “Where are you heading”
“We are going to Ouzoud.” I replied.
“Oh, you might not want to go there” The man told us.
And I was like “Why?”
“The roads are pretty dangerous over there.”
“Ok, what do you mean by dangerous?”
“The roads are very narrow, rocky and they are a spiral up the mountains.”
He was obviously caring for us. I told my mom that i didn’t feel comfortable going there anymore. My mother told me that we were planning to go there anyways. Then we got into a fight.
The next morning, still panicking that something was going to happen, we left.
Mountains up, mountains down, narrow roads, and rocks eventually lead us to Ouzoud.
The man was right, it was a dangerous road, but my mom managed. Eventually when we get there. It was like the most beautiful waterfall I have ever seen in my life. Also, like the nature was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. The things you see on pictures you don’t believe it when you see it in real life.
If it wasn’t for my mom, I would never have gotten there. That’s a story that sticks to me. If you want to see beautiful places you don’t have to listen to negative advice or whatever, just go there and see for yourself whether it’s worth it or not.
This experience has inspired me ever since. If you are going to hold on to stereotypes, or other people’s opinion, you will not be able to experience it yourself and have your own opinion.
My mom is always telling me to do what makes me happy.
Don’t let stereotypes or negative stories withhold you from experiences that can be way more inspirational or meaningful than you would ever think. It’s not about keeping in your comfort zone, it’s about getting out there and explore different things. And that is the most important thing. Because if you stay in your comfort zone you will stay the same, and you will not develop yourself into a new person or whatever.’
I guess this is like a metaphor of life. You go up the mountain, and it is sometimes a dangerous road, but eventually you see the waterfall and it is the most beautiful thing ever.