I grew up in a rural, Illinois town of 100 people. We moved to a city of a quarter million in my adolescence whose murder rate is twice that of the national average, instances of rape nearly three times, property crimes two and a half times and assaults more than three times.
When I went to college my household of five was living on six thousand dollars a year. I attended a liberal arts college, an exchange program abroad, a state university and a community college. The big umbrella of my study is humanities, under which I concentrated my greatest efforts in philosophy, music, languages and fine arts (in order of greatest number of hours).
I slowly became more and more radical in my socio-political views, until I arrived where I am today, which more aligned with a mystic than any political party or organization.