Shirazi: I Will Take Responsibility for My Actions (Opinion)

Opinion submitted by Azzi Shirazi, candidate for Reno mayor

As voters we feel an emotional pull for elected officials. So often we forget, they are human after all.

Politicians have gotten a bad reputation as deceitful, selfish, and downright greedy.

But what about the ones who run for office and keep their word? What about the officials who enjoy making citizens happy? Exercising forgiveness is a weak muscle in the human brain. We often overreact than understand.

As is routine in daily life to hold people accountable for their actions we hold politicians to the same standards. Right? Well, not always. We like to believe they are much better than the average human. Either they are smarter or courageous or have good ideas.

However, politicians and the average person have more in common than is noted. Both have jobs, both care about the city they live in, and yes both feel the heat called responsibility.

So why do we hold politicians to a higher standard above ourselves? Another weak muscle in the brain is called self-awareness. We rarely think of our own actions and thoughts under a microscope.

Yet, if a politician makes a mistake then we are quick on the draw to send bullets. Politicians have to deal with daily scrutiny and judgement beyond what an average person is dealt.

How do you think life would be if every morning you awoke to find a post it on your forehead demanding explanations for yesterday’s actions? Simply put, you can’t always logically explain your actions.

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Sometimes we are human and we find it debilitating to neglect logic. We love to rationalize rather than emotionally feel our decisions. We love to make arguments than to say, I don’t know why.

My friends, forgiveness and self awareness will take us much farther than scrutiny and judgment. If elected your mayor, I would take responsibility for my actions and mistakes. I would practice forgiveness to others and self awareness to continuously improve. I promise I would not let anyone regret their vote.

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  1. This is one of the stranger candidate pieces I have ever read. Is she anticipating corrupt or questionable actions? Is she apologizing in advance of them? It sounds like she is writing a confessional, not a reasoned explanation of why she is running for the office of mayor. Oh, and why is she running? Because as a developer, having the power to make big decisions will come in handy for herself and other developers?

    • I know Azzi ….her strange opinion piece is in fact an indirect confession regarding february event involving Azzi and 3 much older Iranian men she did nt even know jumping in bed :

      Reza mashour 82 last arrestd at DMV
      August 2016 … A dark old criminal

      Reza´s son about 50 possibly still married

      Amir Imani aka Amil 65 also with criminal convictions

      Azzi arrogntly takes the reader for a fool in her ridiculous opinion piece as she lecture us about JUDGMENT and FORGIVENESS and SELF AWARENESS she obviously knows absolutely nothing about ….

      I tell DAVE M. of THISISRENO I dont hold being an immigrant with islamic background against Azzi …nor her holding up “republican values” or being an NRA supporter… but the fact that she is an insult to all of them ….

      How do u get a degree in philosophy yet learn nothing about dignity and basic self rspect ? Do u not know that in this culture u jump in bed with a bunch of strangers u are called a bimbo or a tram and nota mayor? ….How do u run for mayor as HERO OF RENO … to SAVE RENO and TO SHOOT FOR STARS ….while u keep secret company of old and dark gngbangers who now own u by sex and intimidation even possiby hush money or campaign money ?

      How do we know Azzi is not Reno´s manchurian candidate ? An agent ?

      Have we forgotten there are master manipulator liars and sociopaths who can put on their own show and pay for it?

      The secretary of state encourages the voters to speak up and bear witness for good rasons ….The 29-year- old Azzi is one make-believe dark candidate who should drop out if she has any shame at all or if she has any respect for the city she wants to run and CHANGE ….

      Start with urself Azzi ….and there are other ways to scoop up a husband and do something about the biological clock … or for that mater get the limelight and glamour u so desperately seek at all cost ….

      u are not as bad as u think u are and u are not fooling anybody ….time to wrap it up maybe even dig a hole ….

      Reno residents are not dumb enough to trust u with huge problems of housing, homelessness and mental illness and list goes on

      Quick draft

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