I've never seen a pier that hasn't called to me. I'm forever drawn to the chaotic crashing of waves and constant spray of sea foam surrounding the foundation of its depths. One day, I'll lie in the sand under the creaking walkway long after dusk settles in and the stars start to shine in the night sky. I'll lie there in peace as my daydreams become night dreams and the song of the ocean lulls me to sleep.
Iranian obligatory military service for the male over 18, which few people are exempt from, is one of the lowest paid in the world. Even after finishing it, those who attended receive no proper privilege in finding jobs or salaries compared to the exempt ones.