I had this discussion with a friend/second cousin of mine that I thought was really interesting. He had this idea that as Egyptians we look down on citizens of countries whom we think are less than us. We are mean, snobby and bullyish to them. On the other hand when we meet people from more developed countries we act like know it alls to overcompensate for our lack of skills. His conclusion was “everybody hates us”. He was half joking but I think there is some truth in what he said. For example some Egyptians think that they are better than the Indians, but are we? They have surpassed us in fields like information technology but we still like to act that we are better. How about the way some Egyptians suck up to Americans and Europeans.
As usual this is not a generalization, this happens from some Egyptians not all of them. Just think about it and let me know what you think.