The Reconstruction of ‘Meaning’ in Post-War Kuwait

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While the invasion of Iraq to Kuwait is many years back and what followed after that, the war effects still linger on many people’s memories. Even if the country has really changed that narrative through the rebuilding process; the effects are still visible to date. People have assumed normal life and all seem to like it is running smoothly, but some aspects require to be addressed, such as the reconstruction of meaning in the aftereffects that touched almost the entire Gulf region.

Areas such as sociopolitical plus socioeconomic have progressed with no issue, and that is evident by the growth of Islamists’ parliamentarians as well the upsurge of other political and religious factions.

Lately, there has been a lot of lobbying involving the U.S.A and other powerful nations against the Kuwait government to release Maria Lazareva, one of the Kuwait Gulf and Link Company linked with corruption and fraud case among others. Kuwait has experienced many dramatic changes, some meaningful to the country and others negative.

Before Kuwait War & After

Before plunging into war, the country society had parliamentarians who were unbiased and secular, no issue of gender seclusion in higher education institutions, no modern shopping centers, and many others. Now after the war, many people were affected, from trauma, economical bite and the real meaning of life and happiness was substituted by the rebuilding of the country, getting religious and emerging of new technological advancement.

It’s just lately some new programs have been introduced that touch on happiness and have had a slight impact on the rebuilding of more profound meaning to the people of Kuwait and other Gulf regions.

Importance of Deeper Meaning Programs

The idea behind these programs is to fill the hearts of Kuwait citizens with something more meaningful than material possession and peace. Peace means everything to Kuwait people and the entire region, but something is lacking after the war, which has led to the creation of the happiness Ministry to fill the hollow within people’s hearts.

These programs encourage everyone to examine themselves from a personal level as they prepare for skills that play a part in Kuwait’s identity. The creation of happiness Ministry has revived hope and discussion about meaningful reconstruction. Further, the Kuwait government is committed to nurturing these plans even to greater heights to see its citizens resume normalcy just like they used to live before the war.

While other things have taken the place of happiness, as we mentioned earlier, the government of Kuwait is the most stable and democratic in the entire region of the Gulf is undoubtedly determined to pursue these important issues. The country parliament which is focused on the well-being of the people and impartial Media influence is going to bring to realization the desire of Kuwait people. With such a mechanism in place, it is expected things will fall into place from an individual level to a cultural level. It’s encouraging seeing civil society start the implementation process and planning how the whole thing will flow.


The meaningful reconstruction of Kuwait is coming at the height of social media influence, and that enhances the process of reaching out, especially the young generation. The plan to roll out meaningful value to Kuwait culture is seen in a positive light to help develop an upright culture. The rebuilding of Kuwait’s infrastructure is important, but meaningful values such as happiness are much more valuable after the war.