I’m a rather intellectual guy who has lived in South Florida for most my life. I’ve grudgingly worked for several years in the tech industry, but I’ve also kind of taught kindergarten, and majored in Sociology and education for one my undergraduate degrees (I also have a bachelors in information technology and a Masters in organizational leadership), so I’m far from your typical IT/IS geeky-guy. I work as a tech analyst at a university in Miami-Dade and do IT process efficiency and technical consulting on the side.
I’m very progressive, highly spiritual, ethical, sensitive, and socially concerned. I avoid junk TV, lewd and low-brow humor, and overdrinking. I fully abstain from meaningless casual sex. I’ve never been and will never go to a strip club, women are to be respected and not exploited. I volunteer and give financial support to causes I believe in, but I never feel like I do so enough.
I have a burning desire for transformation; of myself, of others, of my society, of my species, of my planet. I work, at times, so hard to bring on my metamorphosis into who I believe I could be. But so often I give up and find myself again in Samsa’s situation, in the insect-like state of mere human existence. Much like Camus’ Sisyphus, though, I roll on. I believe that all humans are so much more capable than we give ourselves credit for. Complacency, apathy, and self-centeredness are our worse enemies as a species. I for one will always struggle. I will always fight these demons. I want to be so much more than what I am, and just because it gets exhausting doesn’t mean that I’ll give up. I will expunge complacency, apathy, and self-centeredness from my being. I will join with anyone who wants to help me in this battle to transform myself, themselves, and others around us. We can all do this. This is what it means to truly be human. Who’s with me?