First and foremost, I'm a curious person. I want to know more about everything. Isn't life complicated and strange? I'd love to have several lifetimes. I want to go everywhere, try everything, see everything, taste everything, smell everything, feel everything; even the not-so-great.
I'm silly, confident, weird, passionate, feministic, Buddhistic, empathetic, non-judgmental, slightly extroverted. ENFP and 2w3 SO/SX, yo.
If you're looking to get serious with someone, that's really great. Maybe I'll be that guy, but I'm not looking for anything in particular. I want to keep learning and discovering, and I have faith that the things that stick with me will be things that are good for me. I have faith in you and in me because I have faith in all of us.
"Then she sat as if paralysed, thinking. She had never in her life felt such a longing. She wanted Mikael Blomkvist to ring the doorbell and ... what then? Lift her off the ground, hold her in his arms? Passionately take her into the bedroom and tear off her clothes? No, she really just wanted his company. She wanted to hear him say that he liked her for who she was. That she was someone special in his world and in his life. She wanted him to give her some gesture of love, not just of friendship and companionship. I'm flipping out, she thought." - from Stieg Larsson's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
Look — (yeah, that's an em dash; who's pretentious? Me? Haha, well...) it's not that I think that Larsson's a poet or something, but this is a conception of love that I can get behind.
If you want someone else's very biased perspective on me, my best friend is ChristiComplex, and we hang out everyday. She's really great.
As far as the activism, I run an organization that concerns itself with issues around American development aid and conflict intervention. We serve to cultivate discourse around these issues and to put pressure on power to address these issues. At the center of the ethos is an idea of global socialism and trying to end American exploitation culture. Basically, we aim for equality in all its forms.
Also, I write, and I make music (mostly, this is just instrumental stuff I've made; but there exist things with [mine and/or others'] vocals, too). I'm working on a novel.
At times, I have a sardonic sense of humor and/or feign outrage. People call me "Li'l Lewis Black." They don't, really, but that'd be fun, right? haohwell.
I'm often vivacious and/or verbose.
I'm not a judgmental person, and maybe that helps people feel that they can open up to me. People tell me things. I think it's sweet and I like to listen.
Fiction: Siddhartha, Lolita, The Pearl, A Catcher in the Rye, 1984.
Non-fiction: The Status Syndrome; Twilight of the Elites; Independence, Propertylessness, and Basic Income; Development as Freedom; The Almost Nearly Perfect People.
Also, I'm into poetry, but listing poetry books seems unnecessary. Just know that I like poetry (I even write some [refer above]).
Film: Flirting, La Dolce Vita, The Holy Mountain, The Seven Samurai, It's a Wonderful Life.
TV Shows: House of Cards, Parenthood, Mad Men, Real Time with Bill Maher, Eastbound and Down.
Music: James Blake, Stevie Wonder, Radiohead, James Taylor, Mac DeMarco.
Food: Arabic, Mexican, Korean, Italian, Japanese.
I also want to use this space to say that I have a special affinity for Slavoj Zizek. I don't agree with everything he says, but I find him entertaining and he gives me ideas. I like that. Marx, Hegel, Nietzsche, Mills, Sartre, Camus, and Chomsky are cool. I'm also a fan of Marshall Rosenberg. Also, I'm a fan of Hannibal Buress, Louis C. K., Lewis Black, George Carlin, and Chris Rock.
I'm interested in creative things. I'm interested in what the best ways of interacting are and what the most effective ways of pursuing productive, happy lives are. I sometimes meditate and I'm interested in soaking up Eastern and Western philosophical thought. I like to read. I like to play outside.
Also, things like, "I think that 'vegetables' should really be spelled and pronounced, 'vegedibles,'" and, "'snot rocket' rhymes with 'hot pocket.'"
Also, I'm getting into Myers-Briggs and Enneagram, as an earlier section alludes to. If you're into these, I'd like to hear from you, especially if you're familiar with the Instinctual Variants.