Hi! This used to be a extremely long profile, this version is particularly tightly edited. I know it's still quite long, but you should have seen it before! (So bear with me...)
I'm a unique individual and not in a "we're all unique little snow flakes" kind of way; I get the feeling that below the surface I am unlike anyone else I have ever met, not in a "I'm the Hulk" kind of way, I can -to a certain degree- blend buts it's an act; it's usually easier than explaining who I really am. There is no act in this profile, hopefully it -I go into quite a bit of depth in many of my answers to the questions- will go some way to explaining myself; unfortunately this profile reveals less than a photograph reveals of a iceberg.
“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
― Albert Einstein
This is one of my favourite quotes, it represents my views quite well. The fact it is attributed to Einstein, is not the point, I'd like it even if someone horrid like Margaret Thatcher said it. It sums up my world view almost to a T.
So it follows that I am a science based Skeptic (NOT cynic); this is what's at my core, it defines how I think; an open mind but not so open my brain falls out. Agnostic Atheist. Anti-theist. Pacifist. Environmentalist. Progressive Leftist. Cis feminist or feminist ally, I don't care what the label is. Humanist+, I added the '+' because my concern goes beyond humans. Vegetarian who is working on becoming vegan. Animal welfare is the bullshit people come up with to tell themselves their greed is okay; animal rights or don't bother! Pro-LGBTQIA rights (and any other letters representing people that belong in that acronym). Ethical non-smoker, non-drinker and no (non-medicinal) drugs; though prohibition does not work. Godless Maniac, if you know what I'm referring to stop reading and message me!
Any questions? Ask me or the internet; most of the above have an online presence.