Based on my recent posts, I have had quite a few of you ask what I believe in in terms of politics (vs. religion). Well, what I believe in is simple: open-mindedness, kind-heartedness, and freedom of Faith and of life. But if I must choose a political category, then I would come closest to the beliefs of a very liberal democrat. Liberalism is too likely to get out of control, so I do believe that government can be helpful to a certain extent in order to have a successful nation, but also that the least amount of government necessary should be used, as to ensure freedom as a basic human right to all. As much as I do complain about our government, I know that every political party has its good and bad points; my beliefs are a mix of each of these, but there is not one specific political party with which I agree in entirety.
I also support my own religious beliefs under the Aga Khan and the American idea of being, “One nation under God,with liberty and justice for all”. Although I consider myself fairly independent and never blindly follow the word of law, and although I will always stand up for what I believe in, I would say the Peace and Freedom party of California most closely matches my own views.
Above all, and aside from any political party in particular, I believe it is important to do what YOU want to do, and make your life worth living with no regrets, because everything I’ve been through is what has made me into the person I am today. It is important to follow the rules, but you should never blindly do what you are told without using common sense. I am very grateful for everything I have and believe myself to be lucky to be so fortunate and live in a country of freedom and love, a place where it is possible to do anything if you put your mind to it.
I am a dedicated and hard-working student who considers education to be immensely important; I am passionate about helping others and determined to make a difference in the world, values that I have learned over time. I generally have a positive attitude, and love to be around people. I believe the most important things in life are love for family and friends, education and working towards making the world a better place, and helping and teaching others to grow and later make the world a better place. Most of all, I believe it is important to do what you want to do, and make your life worth living. These things are to be given priority over any specific political point of view.
In 2010 I made my own personal vows to myself that, because I have been blessed enough to have found myself in God and live a life of love and purpose that has set me free, for the rest of my life, my aim would be to work towards the betterment of humanity by focusing on current social and political issues around the world and become more active in the human rights of peace, freedom, and equality for all. Eventually, I would like to become a nurse, and to serve as an ambassador of my faith and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) to help those affected by poverty, crime, war, injustice, oppression, sickness, and natural disasters, striving to be an ideal samaritan and help any fellow human beings in need to the best of my ability until the day that I die.