Sharghzadeh shared the following about being broke:

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In English, we say we’re ‘broke,’ indicating something is fundamentally wrong with us, but in Persian, we say, ‘my wings are tied’ [bāl o param basta ast].

The idea is that there is nothing fundamentally wrong with a poor person, they’re just restricted by unfair circumstances.

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You are not broken, your wings are tied.

So beautiful and so hopeful.

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