What i believe essay
I was born in America, but moved to Singapore when I was two years old. I am a 12 year old boy and go to Singapore American School. My favorite subjects are Math and PE, and I play basketball and tennis. My parents and my older brother are all from India, and they lived there for most of their childhood, unlike me.
When asked where I am from, the answer is straightforward; America. But my cultural heritage came through my parents, as they are both Hindu. There are many hindu festivals that I celebrate, including Holi and Deepavali. I am vegetarian, choosing not to eat meat to not only preserve animal life, but also to please the Hindu god. God. Singular. Many people believe that there are many hindu gods that represent many aspects of our current world. But I believe that there is one god that takes many different incarnations at once, and that he/she represents the all of the Earth’s happenings. But I'm not a strong believer. I only occasionally go to temples, and when I do, I admire the culture and the time spent by the devotees to honor the gods. मैं हिन्दी भी सीखता है, और मुझे लगता हिन्दी हिन्दू का भाषा है(I also learn Hindi, arguably the language of Hinduism.)
However, the deeper I think about my religion, the more I realise I am somewhat atheist. This is because I know that god doesn’t control everything. Science does. The world revolving, rain, natural disasters, and death is all controlled by the principles of science. Sure, I still participate in Hindu practices and I still believe in supernatural beings, but I believe that we created God in our minds. We wanted an explanation for the world’s phenomenons, so we created an all powerful being that caused it. I also think that being atheist brings you a very diverse and open view at life.
There are many characteristics and key beliefs that are important to me. I believe in yin-yang, that the universe is filled with two forces: good and bad, and that they will never be complete without the other. I believe that everyone should be treated equal, no matter their race, culture, skin color, disabilities, etc. People should have the right to be judged by what they think, and not how they look, because, for example, just because you are Muslim, it doesn’t mean that you are a terrorist, . I believe in exercise, that in order to think optimistic and be healthy, you have to be confident in your abilities and in your body. If you dislike your appearance, your self esteem won’t be high, lowering your mindset, overall happiness, and your confidence in yourself. Finally, I believe in respecting your peers. They have their own cultural practices and heritage, and it isn't our duty to tell them what to worship or what to not. Instead, you should.
All in all, I am half American and half Indian. I’m mostly Hindu and a little atheist. I’m diverse and I’m proud of it.