SFL provides you with incredible chances of being the best version of yourself

Usually when I’m introduced to someone new, the exchange takes a bit longer than normal. By the time they try to pronounce my name with their respective accents and acknowledge where I’m from, we are halfway into conversation. Encounters like these became common ground since last November, when I went for a meeting with SFLers for the first time. Inside a warm pub in a cold and (as usual) rainy Dublin, I didn’t know I was about to set foot on a path I’d never thought would be possible.

Before starting to describe my experience with SFL, it’s necessary to draw a background. Ireland and Brazil, my homeland, have only a couple of things in common: gorgeous landscapes and a preference for beer when it comes to drinks. Apart from them, and especially on political terms, both countries couldn’t be more different. The public manifestations of patriotism brazilians started to demonstrated back in the beginning of the 2015 protests ended up culminating with the rise of liberalism, which it’s been fascinating to watch even from afar. But our history was never pretty, going from Mussolini-style presidencies to a military coup and a very unstable period of democratic elections. Thus, Brazilians have developed a suspicious attitude towards politicians – but sadly not towards the state… yet. I can’t pinpoint exactly when I became an anarchist, so I was more than happy to see my fellow people starting to go down that road. 

Over on this side of the Atlantic we still need to change the mentality of “if ain’t it broken, don’t fix it”. For Ireland, a necessity to distant itself from English control turned into a desire to find a new shelter under European wings. The challenges we, Liberty lovers, face here vary from those we have to face in Brazil, so do the strategies and tactics we choose to tackle. But one thing is for sure: no matter where you go, people mistrust those in positions of authority yet firmly believe the sacrYou can read the rest of this article at: https://www.studentsforliberty.org/2017/10/05/sfl-the-best-version-of-yourself/