By Edmond Y. Azadian
We live in a world of instant gratification. Life, death, calamities and pleasures happen instantly before our eyes, leading us on a course of fatalism.
The Middle Eastern Armenian communities are quickly depopulated by political and military upheavals. Armenia is being depopulated after the six-century dream of an independent homeland has fallen short of providing all the answers. On the other hand, new communities are formed in the West and especially in North America, with a different complexion.
In short, a lopsided existence has been created with more Armenians living outside than inside Armenia. As such, values also have undergone an intense process of transformation.
Drifting apart from our home bases in Armenia and the Middle East, we have come together in other parts of the world as a consequence of globalization. We are apart yet we are bound together in a nebulous existence.