All I can say is my story isn't over yet. I had problems for being gay at home, so I decided to soul search in San Francisco, in the haven of tolerance for all. But at the same time, I have developed great political ideas, and I hope to enter in UC Berkeley one day to refine them. Maybe, just maybe, I can have my ideas spread like wildfire and create a society truly based by individual effort, all working together with society as a whole. As I think in my room for homeless youth, I still firmly believe that I am meant for changing the world. I am merely waiting for the time of my calling.
Politics and world affairs! But I am also interested in secular Buddhism, I've helped myself and planning to help others to do it, bringing about change by changing the heart.
I am very passionate about participatory economics and democracy. I believe there is more wisdom in 100 people than in 1. The current system we have is hierarchichal and as a result, stumps our human potential in equality. Direct democracy can change the world if done right. It eliminates bereaucracy, eliminates corruption, and increases citizen input. So why aren't we doing it?!
Politics! I consider myself a lefty, but as long as there is logic, civility, and sincerity, I can talk to everyone from all walks of political ideology.
Reading their minds... OK, but on the serious side, I am good at dealing with people psychologically, and I can read behind the intention (my major is political science after all - its a gift really).