As individuals, I think we try to not generalize. But hey, who are we kidding? It's a human instinct to generalize, especially when you see MOST of the people spreading drugs, weapons, and... spreading fear (i.e.crime) come from a specific region...
It's okay, it was meant to happen. People make mistakes all the time. If one doesn't accept my mistakes regardless of my constant attempts to fix things and make up for what I did, it's their problem.
I'm not "officially" in med school yet. I'm in the "bachelor of health sciences". I'll spend 2.5 more years before I got into med school. Med school is awesome; it's a good choice if you want to be a scientist. It goes beyond tedious memorization of diseases and dissection of corpses, haha. It kind of integrates different disciplines of sciences and shapes a medical-doctoral perspective. I'm aiming to be a scientist, so I might do MD/PhD (both degrees).
And yes, Kuwait is surrounded by Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and the Arabian Gulf that separates it from Iran. We're very unfortunate to have very bad neighbors such as Iraq and and Iran, but oh well.
Back to med school...
I think you should REALLY make an intensive research on the different disciplines of science/literature before you major in a certain area. If I were to go back in time, I would have majored in Mathematics instead of Health Sciences, but I can't go back on my decision because I'm on a contract (I'm on a scholarship).
I'm an unsocial, 19 years old Kuwaiti guy living in Canada. I moved to Canada 2 years ago for med school, and so far my grades have exceeded my initial goal. I have complex social and emotional issues because I expect from people more than they display. That also led me to break up with my girlfriend a few weeks ago.
I day-dream all the time, and I'm growing my hair right now. I like to dress in black, straighten my hair, and hangout with the people I know. I am not emo, I am not gothic though. I just like black clothes.