You know, a friend once told me that "the key to happiness is being like a Christmas Wreath". A Christmas wreath. You know, the kind you see on everyones door around Christmas time generally adorned with a couple flowers and giving off a strong pine-y scent? At the time I didn't really understand what he meant, I mean, a Christmas wreath is essentially a bunch of branches right? How can you be like a branch--a collection of branches? And what do they have to do with happiness, is he claiming Christmas wreaths are happy, or that the human parts of us that make us different from christmas wreaths are the parts that make us happy, but only the parts that resemble christmas wreaths? I was humbled and astonished at the elegant profundity of his statement when, nearly a year later, I finally understood what he meant.
For instance, reading a bunch of suicide notes and predicting whether a new note is a suicide note or not is an example of a possible machine learning task. So is recommending you a dvd to watch on netflix or a book to buy on amazon. Or predicting the price of a stock on the stock market.
Whatever I do, I want to make a big positive difference in the world.
I also run 4x a week and surf most days in the summer. I can play some music. I read the modernist cuisine. I'm sophisticated. I drive a lambourghini. Everyday I eat out of a goblet made of meteorite and cubic zirconium, filled to the brim with winn-dixie brand skim milk. I'm sophisticated, etc.
I don't read much manga at all, but I really like Oyasumi Punpun. Really, very much enjoy, my joy flows in excess, A++, would redefine who i was only to capture the attention of a heroin addict(the highest form of adulation). I feel a deep emotional connection to those pieces of paper.
Movies: Paprika, Amile, Interstellar, The Graduate, GATTACA, GoodWill Hunting, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Truman Show, Moulin Rouge, Fight Club
Music: Here are some songs: Teardrop, Somebody That I Used To Know, Girl in the Byakkoya, Hey Ya, Animal, Fidelity, Us, Creep, Oxford Comma, White Sky, Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa, Toxic, Flagpole Sittah, Viva la vida, Commissioning a Symphony in C, Claire de Lune, Don't let's start, The Entertainer, Major Tom(coming home), Bourgeois Shangri-la, Baby's on fire, Chopin's Ballade #1, Sleepyhead. Regina Spektor.
Food: Mexican, Indian, Italian, spicy things. Anything from Spot in NYC.
You are looking for someone to go on adventures with. I will walk 500 miles to be the man who...etc.
You see a lot of beauty in the world in loneliness, sadness, joy and real raw human emotion.
You are okay with someone who is probably pretty damn weird and can be very excited, optimistic, energetic, and carefree but at the same time can be sad, depressing, sensitive, very serious, BORINGLY REALISTIC and overly analytical. Reading over that last sentence myself: I promise you I don't have "bi-polar disorder" and I apologize to anyone who is "bi-polar" at the probably horribly inaccurate reference to the disease.
You have a strong appreciation for irony.
You strike a balance between carefree sarcasm and honest sincerity. You like to tease people.
You would describe yourself as empathetic and loving.
You got a hole in your soul that can't be filled with a fancy bowl or some spankin new sole from scholes or finding a secret Swahilin skull of some sordid prince deep in the bowels of the earth
You know something about machine learning, functional analysis, convex optimization, statistics, etc. or want to learn more about this stuff. Study buddies pls ;_; It is lonely ;_; The winters are so harsh ;_;
You need some help or someone to talk to.