We call ourselves human. Calling ourselves with a name shows our consciousness. We are conscious about our existence; this consciousness creates what we call us. What is all we call it as I? What is its essence? What makes me different from you? In other words, what has shaped our character? If I were born in Germany, France, Japan, Somalia or Nigeria instead of Iran, Would I be the same? A great part of me is the result of the culture that I grew up in it. I, my thoughts, my values, my actions are the result of the culture that I live in. I am the result of my culture.

Hooman Derakhshandeh