So who is this sentient energy, this republic of cells? I'm constantly awed at the immensity and beauty of the universe. I don't think that it's radical or naive to say that we should uphold ideas like equality, justice, human rights, and animal rights. I believe that we should protest and take direct action to end all war because peace is the only state in which we can collectively flourish. I also think that universal health care, a living wage, better and more affordable housing for all, a socialized child care system, free higher education for all people, electoral reform, reform of our legal/penal system, and finding serious solutions to solve the various environmental crises our species has created should be at the forefront of every person's mind as we try and reconfigure our society for a more sustainable and humane future.
I know that sounded like I was delivering some beauty pageant contestant speech or something, but I'm really not that serious or preachy all the time. I think that laughter is an essential part of life, and in the right company I will laugh until my stomach hurts. I also don't think adults spend enough time playing--I like board games, toys like Legos, and blowing soap bubbles.
Besides this, I'm a bookworm; I usually have 3 or 4 books I'm reading at any one time. I love cooking (I have wooed confirmed carnivores with my vegan cuisine). I could spend all day wandering around museums and galleries.