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31 Ypsilanti, MI Man


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My details

Last online
May 23
Native American, Hispanic / Latin, White
5′ 9″ (1.75m)
Body type
Strictly other
Open relationship
Doesn’t have kids
English (Fluently)
My self-summary
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I spend my life trying to balance practical projects with far-fetched day dreams, both of which far outpace my available time and resources. Lately my focus has been on blackwork/dotwork tattooing, but hopefully I can start recording music again soon. This describes my personality perfectly:

I constantly seek out new information and challenge/re-evaluate my own ideas (which means my ideas change regularly) and appreciate this trait in others. I whole-heartedly accept that happiness, accomplishment and belonging are only meaningful when compared to complete misery, frustration and loneliness. Because of this I relate more easily to others who have struggled in life as well, voluntarily or otherwise.

I prefer friends with different ideas and perspectives; they always introduce me to things I would have otherwise never heard of, and intellectual diversity has always been a more successful strategy for survival.
What I’m doing with my life
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After spending nearly 5 years designing and building truck-to-RV conversions for full-time nomadic living, I'm settling down in Depot Town and moving on with other interests. This has become the story of my life; I like being passionate and fully dedicated to radical projects, and having the freedom to abandon those projects when they no longer interest me, regardless of their success. Have you seen Adaptation? I'm John Laroche.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
My personality compels me to be a polymath. I'm usually successful at bringing my ideas to life.

I'm a confident person and feel that with enough research and interest - and practice - I could be good at just about anything (from a teaching perspective, I feel this is true for anyone). I'm good at acquiring new information/skills without outside direction. I don't say this boastfully; I'm just naturally optimistic, excited and driven about developing skills that others might find useful. I want to be the best group member I can be.

I think my most valuable skill (that I'm constantly working at) is being able to pragmatically consider radical ideas without dismissing them based on some preconceived notion I identify with; in fact, I seek these ideas out, as inspiration for my "cultural dissociation exercises." There is little growth to be had without self-sacrifice.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm sure at first most people mistake my pragmatism for arrogance.

I'm an honest person; I want to connect with people in an honest, personal way. I'm not interested in social posturing, or "impressing" others. I have no idea what a pickup line would be. I want to be a person among people, not some walking billboard that's flashy enough to pull your attention away from banner ads and facebook updates. I'm definitely not flashy enough. I'm interested in connecting, not competing.

Sometimes I look angry/upset, but I'm just thinking.

Apparently, I tend to give mixed messages when meeting someone new, especially women that I'm interested in. I might come across at times as "distant" or "overly polite." I'm a very assertive male, but boundaries and respect are very important to me. This is just me being cautious until I'm certain where those boundaries are. I don't believe women want to be demeaned or bullied into contact with a stranger.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Some of my favourite authors are Daniel Quinn, J. Krishnamurti, Ran Prieur, Jacque Fresco, Ragnar Benson and Uncle Fester. I mainly read textbooks and technical manuals. TJ Bass was my favourite author when I was younger.

I've watched a lot of documentaries. As for movies, some of my favourites are The Fountain, The Life Aquatic, Blueberry, The Prestige, Dark City, Watchmen, Jesus' Son, Dune, Adaptation, V for Vendetta, City of God, A Scanner Darkly, Baraka, and Waking Life. Most TV shows I watch are purely to pass the time, but I really liked Breaking Bad.

I listen to a wide variety of music: GY!BE, Tool, Listener, Gorillaz, Elliot Smith, Iron and Wine, Lera Lynn, Glenn Gould, Sublime, most flamenco puro, Theory in Practice, Fiona Apple, Immortal Technique, Spiral Architect, The Black Keys, Alice in Chains, Atheist, James Brown, Beck, Alfredo Marcucci, Tijuana Brass, The Mars Volta, Vince Guaraldi, Yann Tiersen, Opeth, Johnny Cash ...

I eat a strict diet out of neccesity for personal health reasons. I usually avoid restaurants because I dislike being waited on (how's that for fun?) but gladly make the exception when meeting with friends.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
It seems to me most people equate "good" with "comfortable/familiar" and "bad" with "uncomfortable." I feel exactly the opposite. Discomfort encourages progress and transformation; comfort encourages stagnation. It's important to me to periodically experience the shock of removing comforts from my life.

Having said that, I really cherish the luxury of hot showers and fast internet connections.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Inter-personal communication skills, anthropology, fractal geometry, voice acting, self-knowledge, pen and ink drawings, degrees of freedom and choice, singing, health and nutrition, epigenesis, guerrilla permaculture, busking, dumpster diving, retirement, mycology, tattoos, vandalism, forges, progressive shelter, musical counterpoint, revolution, biology, distilling alcohol, electromagnetism, sensory deprivation tanks, chemical extractions, water filtration, E-prime, reality tunnels, social engineering, guitar technique, lucid dreaming, and what the Earth was like/will be like a billion years from now.

How bizarre and alien this cosmic reality is. We're truly lucky to witness it, especially during the golden years.

I also reflexively repeat melodies I hear like a parrot.

It's difficult to turn all this off, but like a whale I occasionally come up for air and do something social instead.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Working in the bowels of industry, planning my escape.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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The nature of my relationship is quite private to me. I once heard someone explain it perfectly: "There isn't a person in the world who can expect to provide 100% of the support another person needs, 100% of the time." Life is much easier - and more enjoyable - when the burden of being everything for someone else is lessened to only the things you can comfortably offer them. It allows you to just be yourself; the only thing you have to give up in return is ownership of your partner, which never appealed to me in the first place.

Also, it would be wonderful to live long enough to see the birth of a post-civilized world.
You should message me if
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You'd like to.

And/or if you would like to exchange information/skills. I love teaching people, almost as much as I love learning something new. I'm just hoping to make some new friends with similar/complimentary interests. We don't need a grand agenda; let's meet up and see how it goes.

Ultimately, I'm looking for more life partners -- people who want to join forces. Humans are social animals that need to belong to a tribe, but we live in a society that romanticizes selfishness, competition, hoarding and isolation. I simply want to be part of a more relevant social environment. I want relationships with real depth, useful bonds that are measured by their degree of functional mutual support instead of personal entertainment value.