Two things form the bedrock of any open society - freedom of expression and rule of law. If you don't have those things, you don't have a free country.
Actually, I don't even like parties. I would much prefer a room with four friends who sit around and have dinner. I detest nightclubs. And I don't like places where the noise is so loud you can't talk to people.
The question I'm always asking myself is: are we masters or victims? Do we make history, or does history make us? Do we shape the world, or are we just shaped by it? The question of do we have agency in our lives or whether we are just passive victims of events is, I think, a great question, and one that I have always tried to ask.
It is often said by religious people that without its framework, there is no sense of right or wrong. My view is that religion comes after ethics.