Well im living in a country who's culture is so very different to the 'punjabi' culture. Im bound to do what my friends do right? It is human nature but I mean through the course of 4 years 10-14 I learnt quite a bit, about religion and what science has against it. I even questioned whether there was a god. But I have realised that there is a god and that the sikh view that god can be non-anthropomorphic satisfied my curiosity. But I have people asking questions about my religion and also saying that there is no such thing as god, but if you don't what god is then you cannot say he doesn't exist right? I also cut my hair when I was 10 and regret that everyday of my life, but at the time my mum and dad were to foolish to educate me on the guru's teachings so here comes into play a brilliant piece of technology: the internet. what one page told me in 5 minutes isn't what they told me in 10 years. Now onto peer pressure, I as a young lad who is brought up in society that has no holds barred is extremely difficult, as I am 'different' but that doesn't stop friends asking me if I want to drink cause I know that one sip of alcohol and a madman enters the mind. But whose to explain to these ignorant people that what you found out now, our guru's found out 400+ years earlier. Most the time most of my friends are acceptant of the fact that we are born into a multi-cultural society and there are bound to be different things you do, so other than that why does the tiny minority have to pick on people that have a different belief to you? Freedom of speech my ****. Western traits? 'Lets go for a beer mate, and knock someone up whilst we're at it' 'Let's get divorced 5 times' 'Lets not clean ourselves' Well yeah you know what im on about. But it is quite hard to tell a gora that they are wrong because they end up calling you a '****', sorry didn't catch that? I WAS BORN HERE! some white people are alright, others are just outright nut cases I mean we are humans you're distinguishing between people from somewhere where it is hot and somewhere where it is cold. Try to understand that we are all equal. Relationships, my favourite. So 14, bit of a ladies (young) man and a conversationlist. Should/can I take a girl out on a date? I also know that a sikh should marry a sikh and I understand that but my mums like 'Finish studies, get a girl when you have a good job' blah blah everyday and im wondering: when guru says caste shouldn't be an issue, im saying why mum, do you say 'jatt only'? Shes also very superstitous, I frequently make fun of her mimicing her about stuff she says. My dad is like super strict: holding his head high and cares about his precious ''izzut'' Hate my dad, complete D*ck head. Do this do that! So my ultimate question is, what can I do to better obtain knowledge about Sikhi?