QuietView
28 Saint Louis, MO
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My self-summary
"It was the tension between these two poles – a restless idealism on one hand and a sense of impending doom on the other – that kept me going.” - Hunter S. Thompson

I am mindful, self-aware, and present. I'm mostly an introvert with quick and sudden moments where I really feel like an extrovert. The most important things in my life are my friends, reading, and to live a life that is fulfilled with meaning and curiosity. Oh, music is fundamental to my life, as well. I want to see the world, and change the world. But mostly, I want to read and write about the world.
What I’m doing with my life
Recently graduated with a B.A. in Political Science. I'm trying to find the elixir of life so that I live forever so I can learn everything there is to learn. Plus: who doesn't want to see how the universe ends?
I’m really good at
discourse, dialogue, and monologues. I've been told I'm a good listener too. I'm good at air guitar! (And air bass, drums, and piano for that matter.) I don't have many talents but am passionately curious about the world. I'm good at reading people, and good at making lists, and good at finding logical fallacies when people are talking. haha. I'm increasingly becoming a good writer. The secret? Read evermore and every thing.
The first things people usually notice about me
is precisely how skinny I am. Just being honest.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Twilight of the Elites, The God Delusion, The Greatest Show On Earth, Fahrenheit 451, The Omnivore's Dilemma, The Selfish Gene, First as Tragedy, Then as Farce, The Moral Landscape, Physics of the Future, Empire of Illusion, The Price of Civilization, Global Capitalism: It's Fall - and Rise -- in the 20th Century, The Reactionary Mind, This Changes Everything and End This Depression Now!.

I've really been getting into reading academic journals, essays, periodicals, and more and more history. I'm sort of in a committed relationship with reading and writing. It's quite serious.

Authors: Naomi Klein, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Noam Chomsky, Christopher Hitchens, Chris Hedges, Slavoj Zizek, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Michael Hardt, Jeremy Scahill, Corey Robin,

Movies: I prefer documentaries. My favorite documentaries are Dirty Wars, Going Clear, The Big One, The Cove and Detropia. I also really like American Beauty, Good Will Hunting, Lost in Translation, Avatar, V For Vendetta, Seven Pounds, I Heart Huckabees, American History X, Inside Out, I Love You Phillip Morris, Accepted, Howl, In The Loop, Lincoln and The Pursuit Of Happyness. *I don't end up watching many movies.*

TV: All In w/ Chris Hayes, The Wire, House of Cards, Louie, . He's the best. Portlandia. I prefer podcasts over TV any- and everyday. Also discovering great stand up like Whitney Cummings and Doug Stanhope.

Music: Every Time I Die, Wet, Banks, letlive., Incubus, Laura Marling, St. Vincent, Rage Against the Machine, Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Daughter, Radiohead, (early) Muse, Purity Ring, Scale the Summit, and Deftones. A small example of what I like; I'm really into music and, in fact, everyone else who is important in my life does to.
The six things I could never do without
Socratic dialogue of some sort, water, books, trees, wild spaces, food. Not necessarily in this order but maybe.

My 5 Favorite Things to Spend My Leisure Time Doing:

1. Read
2. Listen to music
3. Listen to - or watch - podcasts
4. Spend time w/ my closest friends
5. Watch documentaries
I spend a lot of time thinking about
the absurd, & human behavior. I think about how we need to design political and social institutions that are better than people and that incentivize socially productive behavior. The confluence where nature meets nurture. Current affairs from a critical point of view. Also, books I've just read, books I want to write, books I want to read, nuances, contradictions, and fallacies in arguments, and the many routes I want to journey on throughout my life. I also find solace and inspiration (and meaning) in the cosmos, and each and every sorry individual I meet. I spend a lot of time thinking about my closest friends.
On a typical Friday night I am
usually working. When I'm not working I treat Friday like any other day: read, nap, read, run, read, and maybe finally, I'll go and spend time w/ a friend or two. I like house parties on Fridays when I'm in the mood.

But usually working because I work the service industry life. We. Are. The. Precariat.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
This is a stupid 'About' section.
You should message me if
you love to sit in circles and listen to music, are progressive/liberal, a science enthusiast, a biophiliac, you hate capitalism, or if you simply like rad dudes or want someone to explore the town with. Or you need an ear for your itching brain.

...you have passion.
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