Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
David Graeber comes as close as anyone (and far closer than I can),
to articulating my belief system. It goes something like
"It would have to proceed from the assumption that, as the
Brazilian folk song puts it, 'another world is possible.' That
institutions like the state, capitalism, racism, and male dominance
are not inevitable; that it would be possible to have a world in
which these things do not exist, and that we'd be better off as a
result. To commit oneself to such a principle is almost an act of
faith, since how can one have certain knowledge of such matters? It
might possibly turn out that such a world is not possible. But one
could also make the argument that it's this very unavailability of
absolute knowledge which makes a commitment to optimism a moral
imperative: Since one cannot know a radically better world is not
possible, are we not betraying everyone by insisting on continuing
to justify, and reproduce, the mess we have today? And anyway, even
if we're wrong, we might well get a lot closer."
From "Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology"
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
theater writing, theater directing, play reading, yoga bending. i
also read the bhagavad gita on occasion.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Listening. I have good directional (as in a map) sense. Yoga.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Me, not looking them in the eyes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Miranda July (books and movies); Joan Didion; Charlie Kaufman; The
Heart is a Lonely Hunter; Cavafy; Virginia Woolf; Joyce; Young Jean
Lee; Lynn Nottage; Nina Simone; Abigail Washburn; Anne Washburn;
Antony Hegarty; Mina; Radiohead; Zadie Smith; Arthur Miller;
Terrence McNally; Tennessee Williams; Contact; Carl Sagan; David
Foster Wallace; Jonathan Safran Foer; Kavalier and Clay; Sally
Mann; ZZ Packer; Nan Goldin; JS Mill; After Virtue; Henry James;
Arcade Fire; Junot Diaz; Perfume Genius; David Graeber; James
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
This isn't a very Buddhist question now is it?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
i spend a lot of time thinking about what the founding fathers
would think of the U.S. were they able to visit us all today. and
by that i mean, how fun it would be to ride next to thomas
jefferson on a transcontinental flight. VERY, i think. this answer
will also suffice for the "most private thing i'm willing to admit
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