Are you satisfied with the way things are going on in the world? I’m willing to bet that you aren’t and that like most, you would love to contribute to its betterment.
So would I.
George Bernard Shaw said “some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.” This blog is somewhere in the middle of this statement. I see things as they are and love to figure out why. I do this as a way to figure out how to contribute to making the dream of world peace and unity a reality.
I categorically believe that world peace is inevitable. It is not as a distant dream, but is within our collective grasp. We humans have the potential to create a wonderful, vibrant planet in which every individual is happily working hard to contribute to their own betterment and to that of their communities, guided and assisted by loving institutions.
If you are here looking for answers, I do not have them, sorry! But wait, don’t give up on me yet; what I do have is a great tool to figuring out the answers: conversations. This blog is my online contribution to the conversation about the betterment of society; also, it is composed of posts based on countless conversations with a myriad of people. I can only claim to offer my opinion on various topics in the hopes that others will join the conversation.
Sahar’s Blog has morphed over the years to settle quite comfortably into the arena of random reflections centered on the betterment of the world. Within this broad topic are some regularly recurring themes; one of them is justice, another is family life, and yet another is marriage. I also try to return to build on ideas, based on my continued study of the Bahá’í Writings and learning gleaned from participating in community-building activities.
I also created this blog to create yet another fun, safe space on the internet offering lighthearted content that at the same time delves deep into serious topics. This is why I have removed a couple of comments since August 2008 that were callous attacks only intended on insulting me, and not bringing anything positive to the conversation. For the same reason, I have also edited out swear words from a handful of comments during this time.
One of my fondest wishes is for Sahar’s Blog to go from a monologue to a dialog, through the contribution of an ever-expanding pool of readers who themselves are concerned about the betterment of their communities. I still don’t know how or what it would look like, but surely it is going to be a fun ride figuring it out.
I hope you enjoy your time here, and I hope you will be inspired to share your thoughts.
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