31Wausau, United States
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My self-summary
I am a Progressively minded person. I aspire to enlighten myself and better my community (or at least try). I pride myself on learning about my world, and striving for positive change within it. I went to school for an anthropology and sociology degree.

I am a spiritual person who does not believe in the supernatural. This includes the personified God. I am a humanist. My philosophy is inspired greatly by The Buddha, Jesus, Confucius, and the great western philosophers like Lock and Hume. My life is lived on a principal of compassion and community service. These values are to be found when one gets in touch with their human spirituality. We are social animals and our love and compassion for each other are essential to our social functioning.
What I’m doing with my life
I am currently the technical director and event co-ordinator for a community center theater. I am working hard to develop a stronger theater community in the small city I work, and spend a lot of time teaching young students. I also work free lance theater work on my spare time. To round out my income, I also own my own property management business. I am striving to create a company that provides progressive energy efficient housing that puts people and community first.
I’m really good at
I'm really good at seeing things from multiple perspectives. I have been fascinated by empathy my whole life and I work hard to cultivate it in myself. One of the first colloquialisms that I can remember that really touched me is "to walk a mile in someone else's shoes." The idea that there are billions of stories, and billions of perspectives on how the world is, and not one of them is the objective truth of reality fascinates me. So the best way to understand reality is to open my mind to all the other perspectives and apply reason and empathy to sort out what makes the most sense.

I'm not sure if that is what the question was looking for, but it's what I gave you ;)
The first things people usually notice about me
This is a hard question, different people notice different things, and the environment I'm in also may have an affect on how I come across. And to be honest, how on earth am I supposed to know what other people first notice about me? I guess I can try to imagine what I would notice first about me... I guess I might notice I'm kinda a geek if I'm wearing something geeky. I have a laid back and gentile natured. I'm kinda shy until people get to know me, but if you get me to talk about or do something I'm passionate about I come out of my shell quickly. I'm told that people find me intelligent, creative and funny.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Siddhartha, The Naked Ape... and many more. I like to read philosophy books.

TV: Myth Busters, Dr. Who, Bobs Burgers, Star Trek, Firefly, Bar rescue, NOVA science now, Pretty much any Documentary or nature series, Colbert Report and The Daily Show, Shark Tank, School Rumble, Po Po Tan,.

I like some Anime. I enjoy it, but I dont tend to geek out over it. I do geek out over Star Trek and Dr. Who though.

Music: I like anything that isn't made by a computer. I have a special liking of folk and Jazz music. That sh*t has some soul.

Food: I love food. I try to eat as healthy as I can, cook at home, and use more chicken and fish instead of beef. But really, I like to eat almost anything except mushrooms and onions. I'm an adventurous spirit. I am also a flexible eater and willing to accommodate anyone's diet.
Six things I could never do without
Well, this might be a cliche list.

1. My family. They are so supportive and loving. I have no idea how I would be where I am without them

2. Science / reason. I can't imagine living a life of superstition and faith. I grew up like that and it betrayed me so many times. I have never been betrayed by reason unless I error'd in my reasoning, in which reason ultimately clears up the error in thinking.

3. Love / compassion: After I lost my Christian faith, I became a buddhist for a few years. The discipline really focused on love and compassion and those values have created an inner peace I had never had before. I am no longer Buddhist, but I deeply respect the religion, just as I deeply respect Jesus as a figure of love and compassion. Now, as a humanist, I find these values are extremely important not only for the individual to lead a happy life, but for a community to flourish.

4. intimacy / companionship: I love to share myself completely. This is one of the attachments I value that is unfulfilled at the moment. I am not a perfect person, and I really enjoy sharing myself, imperfections and all, and receiving someone else and learning about their wounds and trials and understanding where they came from and why they are the way they are. Nothing is more amazing than having someone in your life that has a mutual understanding and acceptance of each other.

5. The internet, lol: I love it. I'm a 90's kid, and we had a dial up modem in 1995, and Cable in 2000. I'm addicted to knowledge, I want to learn as much as I can in this short existence and pass on the most important, strange, wondrous, and bewildering of that knowledge to a child some day

6. Nature: I love the city and the internet and everything the modern world has to offer, but sometimes there is nothing more enjoyable then entering nature and ruffing it for a few days. It is so beautiful and peaceful. The stress of modern life just melts away.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Politics and religion. That, by no way, means I'm in everyone's face about it. I will only engage with people who engage with me on these subjects, but I am passionate about understanding my world, and politics and religion seem to be some of the most fundamental forces shaping our lives.

If you are curious about my politics, I'm a progressive independent. If you want to know more, ask me, the subject is too complex to get into here.
On a typical Friday night I am
Working, Playing video games, or occasionally going out with friends when they are in town.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Well this is a tough question.
I'm willing to admit to a lot of things in a conversation, but to just put something in an essay without a dialog is difficult. So how about this. Send me a message and ask me anything and I will tell you.
You should message me if
If you feel like it.
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