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My self-summary
Hello, my name is Dylan. I am originally from South Africa. I am the type of person who is down to try a new experience at least once, no matter how strange it might be. I am a huge public radio geek. You should check out some of the shows like the moth, this American life, Radiolab, and the truth... It might change your opinion of radio. I am here to just find someone interesting to talk to, and we will take it from there.
What I’m doing with my life
I graduated from UC Berkeley, and am in Chicago in graduate school.
I’m really good at
Trying to understand other people. I firmly believe that no matter how little you think you have to offer, your life and story is infinitely interesting. I am also a really good at being a student. I love engaging in conversations about the most eccentric topics, so hearing all about the world that surrounds us with a high degree of specifity is awesome. I am not saying I will understand it all, but I will probably find it interesting.
The first things people usually notice about me
I am not sure to be honest. You can be the judge of that. Probably that I am rather nerdy.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books : I have mostly read textbooks. Some of the books I have read for entertainment as of late are Foreskins Lament by Shalom Auslander, Free refills by Peter Grimspoon, David Sedaris, and my travels with Charlie by Steinbeck.

Movies: I like the movies that make you think. These include a beautiful mind, my dinner with Andre, and memento (one of the most accurate representations of profound anterograde amnesia).

TV shows: the Walking Dead. I love how the handle the pragmatics of living in a dystopian apocalyptic future.
Breaking Bad. I love the moral ambiguity that occurs in the show. Is Walt a genuine guy who just was tired of being drawn through the system or is he a crazed man only concerned with power?
Mad Men. "When a man walks into a room, he has a million reasons for being anywhere.  Just ask him.   If you listen, he’ll tell you how he got there.  How he forgot where he was going, and then he woke up.  If you listen, he’ll tell you about the time he thought he was an angel, or dreamt of being perfect.   And then he’ll smile with wisdom, content that he realized the world is not perfect.  We’re flawed because we want so much more. We’re ruined because we get these things and wish for what we had.” -Don Draper. Need I say more?

Music: it varies a lot. Some examples of the music I like includes: the Monkees, Bill Withers, Aloe Blacc, Ben Howard, alabama shakes, Bibio, Beirut, Arcade Fire, the Shins, the Lumineers, the lovin' spoonful (haha), the Avett brothers, of monsters and men, Otis redding, murs, and Alexi Murdoch.

Food: It also varies, I am willing to try anything at least once. I respect vegans and vegetarians, but I don't think I could become one at least not right now.
Six things I could never do without
Textbooks (and an education), conversation NPR, PRI, family, comfortable shoes.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Where I am going in my life. I think that it can be detrimental, as you never really live in the moment. I constantly think about what the ramifications of my actions will be, maybe it's just a part of growing up. I am also always thinking about what I have learnt recently, trying to apply it to my life or frame it in the necessary context. I am especially fascinated with economics, psychology, medicine, and politics.
On a typical Friday night I am
Working on school work, listening to a radio show, or hanging out with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I rely too heavily on school as a source of validation and entertainment.
You should message me if
If you want to have a conversation.
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