Tuesday, 29 May 2007

In Iran, everybody breaks the rules

"Every Iranian is an actor with a private and a public face." This is how the situation of rules here was explained to me.

Everybody breaks the rules. When simply wearing makeup or playing western music is enough to get you arrested it is pretty hard to live your life completely according to the laws.

Ninety per cent of the people hate the rules but are powerless to do anything about them so just get away with what they can.

The ten percent who have are in influential positions via family or profession need to at least pretend to agree with the rules so they can maintain their position in society. Read more

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