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My self-summary
I've been described as being the ultimate contradiction. Everything I am, or think I am, I also seem to be the opposite. Both lazy and ambitious, talkative and quiet, Star Wars and Star Trek, and so on. What is constant throughout is that I am laid back and low-stress, always eagerly searching for a new adventure. I'm pretty intellectual, definitely nerdy, and have my quirks. INTJ.
What I’m doing with my life
Diving into the world of energy. Currently work in finance for a global electricity company. Fascinated by global energy usage, how it drives our societies on a micro and macro level, and how we are constantly adapting to make this fundamental aspect of our world more economically efficient and environmentally sustainable.

Finding my passion has been an incredibly roundabout path. Studied mathematics and political science at Swarthmore College, studied abroad in Nepal, lived in China after undergrad, attended grad school at JHU SAIS in DC, worked at World Bank, all along the way learning more about my self, more about the world, and growing my curiosity while realizing how little I truly know.

Also I have developed a bit of a taste for risk in my life. Enjoy going to new unfamiliar enviornments with minimal planning in advance. I am also an active fantasy sports bettor so I take on a bit of fairly large bit of risk and stress in my life every day :)
I’m really good at
-adapting to changing environments and being flexible
-playing the devil's advocate
-spending hours on wikipedia, investing hours in good documentaries, gleaning a wider and deeper understanding of the world wherever I can
-video games :P
The first things people usually notice about me
Short guy with a big smile
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Games: Big board game fan, especially trivial pursuit and Risk. Also am a bit of a online gamer and have been known to go through spurts of addiction.

Books: Trying to get back into reading more frequently, just finished Smartest Guys in the Room. Some of my favorites from before include Lord of the Rings, Kite Runner, The Bourne series, Crime and Punishment, On the Genealogy of Morals, and a wide variety of others.

Movies: I really like Christopher Nolan movies

Shows: Don't watch much TV, but currently watching Game of Thrones. Big fan of Futurama and the Ricky Gervais show. Also watch a lot of football in the fall and I'm a big Eagles fan.

Music: I generally just listen to whatever is on, not picky

Food: Open to try most things. Spicy is good
The six things I could never do without
Variation. I can't get stuck in a routine for too long or I go crazy. As long as there are new and interesting stimuli to give me fresh perspective and experiences, I am happy.

People always seem to list things like cell phones, good food, family, etc. I've lived without all of them for varying periods of time, and I've found that I adapt really easily. So sure, those things are all a part of my life and important to me. But I certainly don't need them and I feel a lot more free knowing I can always find things to keep me going (if interested, I have a funny story about this from a trek in Nepal, also related to one of my profile pics).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I think about a lot of things. I could spend hours late into the night talking about the random thoughts in my mind.

Always internally debating priorities for next travel destination (am current writing this from Sri Lanka, so have to come up with a new idea now for next time).

On a daily basis, the biggest struggle is figuring out how to diversify my lunch experience.
On a typical Friday night I am
The same thing we do every night Pinky, try to take over the world. Really though, probably the same things other people my age are doing - having some drinks at the neighborhood bar, maybe playing some board games, maybe wandering off on an adventure.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My room features an assortment of stuffed animals including an eeyore, a rilakkuma, a cookie monster, and a domo
You should message me if
you want to go on some impulsive adventures, or you want to explore some dive bars in the city, or if you just want to chat about life and the world

Also, the following are important:
• You are intellectually curious and enjoy diving into worlds beyond your comfort zone
• You can take sarcasm, and can dish it out too