I am sure you are, as we all are most of the time. Change is a constant part of our lives, along with the messy conflicts and confusions that it often creates. For many of us, change is even more than that: we try to change structures of injustice or create innovations that touch upon the lives of others.
If you want to deal constructively with change then give this advice a thorough read:
A while back, I ran a post here on Al Jazeera as a positive addition to the international media landscape. I now came across a photoshopped image that compares the frontpage of the CNN and Al Jazeera websites two days ago. It shows in true absurdity how welcome this fresh addition really is…
Below, a short talk by Cynthia Schneider on the Afghan version of the “Idols” series. She demonstrates how the show has become a means of social change, especially for women, and how the content is culturally re-appropriated.
Also check out here a lengthier talk by Schneider on Western pop culture re-appropriation in the Middle East more generally. She discusses examples such as hip hop or the effects of the show 24 (select the video by Schneider and scroll to minute 30).