Iran is not a make-believe country. It is a real country populated by some 75 million people - real people including I daresay a majority who are philosophically and by education inclined toward the modern secular world and particularly American values.
I knew from a young age that I wanted to be an actor. I never even thought about other careers. The acting field is certainly not the path many Indian parents encourage their children to take but mine were very supportive. They wanted me to have an education but understood that this is what I wanted to do.
There is no war on women. Women are doing well. But women are thoughtful. And what we in the Republican Party and across the country Republican Independents and Democrat women say is we're more thoughtful than a label. We care about jobs and the economy and healthcare and education. We care about a lot of different things.
The American Dream is still alive out there and hard work will get you there. You don't necessarily need to have an Ivy League education or to have millions of dollars startup money. It can be done with an idea hard work and determination.
I will continue my activities related to education in one way or another. I certainly would have at the top my agenda with respect to education the need to do much better with modern educational technology.
And I'm very surprised that all this stuff actually worked out to where I could have a career in film gain the benefit of my education and be thankful that I was able to break into my craft as an actor.
I think that every child grows up with the ideas that what we are given is our society. Your education and your mother and father they tell you this is how it is but then you hit adolescence and you think 'Is it? Why? Why is it like that?' Sometimes that questioning leads to something more.