Creating a "self-summary" is difficult...It's a little daunting thinking how I would begin to combine twenty seven years of life into a few paragraphs. Being a human being is pretty multi-faceted, and fairly hard to condense down to paragraph form.
Here are two juicy nuggets of information for you in the meantime:
- I was a philosophy major, and am fascinated with examining the realm of cognition.
- I've been on kind of a Diablo III kick since around March of 2014.
I was a former filmmaker, and I oftentimes miss that (note: I miss it quite a bit). It is still something I plan on pursuing as a hobby, and filming and video editing are something that I am still extraordinarily passionate about.
I also am doing a lot of watching Netflix, does that count as something I'm doing with my life? Surely it does, talk about productivity. Don't you judge me okcupid.
I'd also like to believe that I'm pretty good at being compassionate. I know that seems like an odd thing to list as "being good at", but I use the word 'good' purely because cultivating and maintaining a strong sense of compassion is something that I have spent a lot of time into making a daily practice. My patients and colleagues have often told me that I'm a good listener, and although that makes me downright giddy, I recognize that being a expert listener is a lifelong practice. That being said, I value active listening and I feel as though I have a certain knack for making others feel understood and valued.
On a more random note, I got second place in a yo-yo competition when I was about eleven; yeah, that's right, I used to have some pretty sweet yo-yoing skills.
Movies: Memento, The Machinist, Inland Empire, The Wrestler, Six String Samurai, A Serious Man, Oldboy, The Royal Tenanbaums, Black Dynamite, Fish Tank, The Prestige, Hard Candy, L.A. Confidential, Mulholland Drive, Into the Wild, Lars and the Real Girl, Blue Velvet, Inside Man, Doubt, Apocalypse Now, Mean Creek, Garden State, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Juno, The Squid and the Whale, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, American History X, The Usual Suspects, Double Indemnity, The Shawshank Redemption, Welcome to the Dollhouse, The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
TV Shows: Arrested Development, Doctor Who, Daria, The Office, Weeds, Rescue Me, Psych, Friday Night Lights, Twin Peaks, Breaking Bad, Archer, Scrubs, Downton Abbey, Sons of Anarchy, Better off Ted, Oz, The Newsroom, Sherlock, Orange is the New Black.
Purpose is significant to me, and a lot of my thoughts tend to drift towards how I can best obtain that purpose and meaning that I so deeply desire.
Oh, and also, I sometimes struggle to live in the present moment. I have a propensity to sometimes either focus on the past or get caught up in hypotheticals involving the future. I'll admit to that.
You legitimately are seeking substance and meaning in a relationship, and are curious about yourself and the world.
You find the idea of enhancing mankind indescribably valuable, despite it seeming unattainable.
It could just be the start of something beautiful, you never know.
I honestly do my best to respond to quality messages. If you put a little substance in your message, there's a definite chance I'll respond. I will say this about my responses though, I do pay attention to match percentage. You've got to sort through the madness that is this site somehow!