I have an easy time getting to know people through their burning dreams and -isms. Some of my ambitions:
* A deeply-romantic long-term relationship
* Self-actualizing, physically and mentally
* Writing fiction and poetry, and capturing experience in art
* Ending sexism, fighting the patriarchy, and allying against other inequalities while promoting strong sustainability for humanity
And now some of my cherished -isms, as far as my privilege allows me to identify with them:
* Intersectional feminist ally. I am often downright hateful, brooding, and angry when dealing with sexism, and I use all of it for motivation. Anger towards kyriarchy just intensifies my desire to reduce it. I have volunteered happily for an abortion assistance program and hope to use my accounting career and business acumen for a non-profit or NGO.
* Egalitarianist. Equality-of-outcome. Luck, class, inheritance, or birth status shouldn't play a factor in how wonderful a person's life can be. We should all be assured the maximum possible quality of life (healthcare, education, homes, etc.) in an enlightened system of sustainable human civilization. I adore Paul LaFargue's writings on leisure time.
* Anti-ableist. I have delayed sleep phase disorder; on a conventional 7 AM rising office job schedule, my life is a perpetual struggle against fatigue with bad health implications for sleep deprivation. "You're just lazy!" "You can change it by forcing yourself to wake up earlier." "How will you ever get accommodations at your job?" It has been humbling to experience ableism, and its intersections with labor exploitation.
On the other hand, some of my favorite philosophical -isms:
* Absurdism. Everything is meaningless; thus everything can be made meaningful.
* Epicureanism. "What's good is easy to find, and what's bad is easy to endure." I'm quite the hypocrite here, however.
* Stoicism. I've spent a long time trying to become a more willful and determined person, whether it's for crafting an artistic magnum opus or getting through a rough patch in life. Choosing a profession as a means to an end has been a great test.