Sharghzadeh shared the following about being broke:
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.
You are not broken, your wings are tied.
So beautiful and so hopeful.