If there’s one quality I simply can’t abide, in anyone or at any time, it’s hypocrisy.

Say what you mean. Mean what you say. Keep your word, honestly and faithfully.

No matter the cost, the cost is never higher than your dignity and honor.

The more I talk to, read about, and really listen to the way they process problems and come up with practical solutions, the more I’m convinced that our current generation of kids 18 and younger have all of this figured out and we should just hand the world over to them.

Embrace difference…

Difference is a blessing, not a challenge. We define ourselves by knowing other people. We know our world by learning about difference. What is the word we often use? Tolerance. Is that a positive notion? Not really. ‘For the time being, I will tolerate you?’ I’m against that concept. It means difference is a threat. Difference is a blessing and you don’t tolerate a blessing. You embrace it.

— Mohammad Mahallati

Parked in the lot of my daughter’s school is a brand new burnt orange Audi Q3 already adorned with Ilhan Omar and equality stickers. This tells you everything you need to know about my daughter’s school.