Francisco Alvarez Torres

What type of government is best? Why?

“There are Seven Deadly Social Sins:
Politics without principle.
Wealth without work.
Commerce without morality.
Pleasure without conscience.
Education without character.
Science without humility.
Worship without sacrifice.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

I like starting this post with two reflections:

Why we need to think in the scale of “the best” or “the worst”?
Why we need to compare styles of government like fashion contest?

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I have meditated for a while before to write this post, because this kind of question is not easy to answer in just one or two paragraphs. Is more complex, because writing about governments is writing about quality life, citizenship and specially context of living.

When somebody ask me about my opinion in some subject, I don’t like to use concepts or scales when one them is disqualified. This question is disqualifying, however, is interesting how we made this assumptions when we want to discuss the government system and specially the citizenship.

I like to share my point of view about my experience, living in different countries. Because, you only understand a government system when you live in there, meanwhile, it’s difficult to figure an opinion without a more sensitive touch.

How can we develop a sensitive touch, when we are talking about government?

Government is not the system itself, are not the buildings, are not the laws, are not the politician, are not the taxes, are not the institutions, are not the military, are not the wars and IS NOT THE PRESIDENT, OR THE KING OR THE DICTATOR.

Government System in a sensitive and emotional view (And maybe nationalist) is the people. And for people, I mean, really all the people, the poor people, the rich people, people without education, people with education, people who live in the city, people who live in the farms, people who try to understand the living and people who only lives. ut-vietnam-girl

This is the government, so, what kind of government is the best? Well, I ask to my reader, what kind of citizenship is the best?

How can we understand the citizenship, not as right, if not as a duty. And in this philosophy, how improve it?

And with these last questions, I finished my post, What kind citizen are you? Are living in a philosophy of respect about human rights? Are you a model citizen with your style of government? Are you doing all your duties as citizen? Are you living in your society or are you fighting for live in a society?

Where do you want to be in 10 years?

Where do you want to be in 10 years?
How do you plan to get there?

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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I should give me some advices, before to answer that question. What would be those advices? Well, I think I’ll enlist five them:

Be honest with yourself. The worst part of growing up is that you need answer a lot of questions about the future and your life. What would you do in the next second? We live preoccupied for the future, but, how many times the present is in your thoughts? I mean, the marketing, the social structure even the economy system is build in the concern of the future. Why waste time not being honest with yourself? Be honest in the present day.

IMG_2562Being example for your students, friends, wife and family. Live every day with proud, is a statement if you want to understand the divine in yours. Every single day is an opportunity to show the world, that you’re the best part of this creation. Just trying to be an example for everyone. Enjoy the life, do your homework, respect the elders, love to learn, share and be humble and specially fail, and fail with honor.

Travel beyond your own limits. No matter what, just travel to many countries as you can reach. Take risks in your travels, travel without money once, travel to the Middle East once, travel to countries where nobody speak your language. Just travel, the main goal of doing this is just expand your wings to different universes.

Enjoy every single moments of life. It is a bad day? Enjoy it. Every single day must be delight as the last one.
Fail, every day and learn about your mistakes. Laugh at all your mistakes, your fails, your omissions and be proud of them. Never regret of yourself and your choices, because you’re who you’re and the best friend of you it’s yourself, no matter what happen.

Well, after these advices to myself, I probably have to answer the question: Where I want to be in 10 years? At first, I want to be alive and in good shape. Healthy and emotional stable with my wife and family.

Right now, I’m 31, and in this summer, many things have grown in my heart, for example, the desire of a baby, the desire to built a house, the desire to be a better person. In 10 year I’ll be around 41 years. What are my main goals?

  1. Having my own house. A beautiful, green and full of life house, with my wife and my baby (my girl).
  2. Having my own business. My dream is to have a research center to develop education and to reduce the digital divide in my country. Doing research in education, public policies and technology.
  3. Having a PhD. I’m studying english for one reason only and is demonstrate to myself that I can do everything that I can dream. My dream is share with my people in Mexico my knowledge and be an example to my people and demonstrate that with love and discipline you can build your dreams. I’ll love to study here in US or Canada.

How can I do it? How can I make these dreams real?

Just keep me on the track…and running