I have my own car and house, and I'm financially stable. I'm half retired, and my current areas of study are general artificial intelligence and psychology. I have anxiety and a couple trust issues. That said, if we could have a meaningful discussion about the psychology of why people can cry during movies, but not when they read the news, I might trust a bit more.
I'm socially liberal and fiscally progressive. I wouldn't say I'm a Democrat or Republican. I'd say the Democrats don't go far enough, and the Republicans are just plain bat shit crazy. I guess I'd say I'm 90% socialist and 10% libertarian. From what I've heard, my views are very close to the norm in almost all industrialized nations, except America.
I have a Buddhist philosophy. I believe in physics, but god might have an impact on spooky matters :) Most religious tests say I'm a secular humanist.
My Myers-Briggs personality type is usually INTJ, but it varies by test and my mood. My sense of humor can be fairly sarcastic, but rarely dry. I am ambitious, driven, laid back, open minded, independent, and can be either optimistic or pessimistic depending on the topic. My passions are science, engineering, the universe, and life itself.
I'm very honest, straightforward, free thinking, and open; and prefer others who are the same.
TV: Coupling, The Daily Show, Archer, The Venture Brothers, Dr. Who, Craig Ferguson, SNL, Game of Thrones, Mr Robot
Music: Muse, The Black Keys, Florence and the Machine, The Beatles, REM, Godsmack, Foo Fighters, Breaking Benjamin, Korn, Chevelle, Seether, Stone Sour, Apocalyptica, Pink, Ozzy Osbourne
Foods: Salmon, Kale, Sushi, Stir Fry, Brownies, Cajun, Mediterranean.
Corporations have become a lot like defense contractors. They compartmentalize the engineers and scientists away from sales and marketing folks. When they have pep talks for us, they talk about all the wonderful things they're doing. When they have pep talks for sales and marketing, they talk about all the money they can take from people and the bonuses they'll get.
When corporations control artists, they're not just controlling the artists, they're attempting to control the minds of everyone who sees the art.