We may be the only animals that pursue a life fraught with meaning, as if it must be so, and despair when it eludes us
I am one of over six billion [and counting] jumped-up apes clinging to the surface of a minor rocky planet trapped in the gravity well of a Class G2 star somewhere in the outer reaches of an unexceptional spiral galaxy - one among billions of such islands of matter in the observable universe. I do not think that we occupy any special position in space and time or that homo sapiens is any more remarkable than any other creature, both extinct or extant, however much we may want to believe our disproportionaly large brains set us apart. Knowledge, and technology, without wisdom and responsibility can be a dangerous thing.
Barring my love of gadgets, I prefer to live an uncomplicated life and am no slave to fickle fashion or popular opinion. I have come am looking for friendship, as the hours I work, my lack of a car, and reserved nature make it difficult for me to find people with similar interests and/or values, particularly in the small and fairly conservative city I live in.