I was pretty glad with myself when I came to terms with being a cowboy (especially the yodeling and wearing leather pants part of things) and stopped trying to be something that I wasn't due to societal expectations.
I have other interests, like travelling, learning new languages, doing science education for young people, and learning about connections between different fields of science (e.g. agriculture and engineering, or neuroscience and artificial intelligence.)
However, I also really like to talk about really weird and random stuff, like attitudes towards artificial intelligence in different cultures, as well as similarities and differences between different cuisines in different cultures.
I'm also really into talking about science, politics, and LGBTQ+ rights as well 🙂
Also, I'm looking for epals (so people I can be penpals with people via email)!
-Having honest dialogue between people of different cultures, but acknowledging the way historically oppressed people, (especially LGBTQ and racial minorities [e.g. Arabs, Black people, Indians, and other people of color) feel in such conversations as well.
-Seeing what each and every person can do to deal with climate change (flying less, driving less, consuming less meat, etc.)
-Dismantling racism and ending racist ideologies
-Ending homophobic and anti-LGBT ideologies out there
I've studied abroad in Portugal, mainly to learn about how the scientific community/culture there, as well as to see the Ranchos Folclóricos and to compare it with the ranching and cowboys music from the US and Canada.
I've been to several other countries, like Bangladesh, UAE, Mexico, and Canada. Feel free to ask me more about the places that I've been to.
The fact that cowboys in the US (and Canada to some extent) are and were very multicultural! There were Muslim cowboys, Black cowboys, Latino cowboys, and even cowboys who even spoke German.
How the EU bans GMOs and why this isn't necessarily the right course of action (feel free to debate me)
I'm interested in seeing how human history is connected. For example, I'm interested in how Western culture is so dependent on the culture from the Ottoman Empire and other Islamic civilizations to get to the point where it is right now.
I'm also curious about Islamic history in general, especially about the influence of Islam in China's history as well as the Islamic traditions in countries like Nigeria.
I'm ambidextrous, speak Icelandic and Bengali, I know a lot about Black and Native American cowboy traditions, and I'm a redneck scientist