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My self-summary
Hello and thank you for taking a moment to view my profile.

I am a full time student, tutor, and supplemental college instructor. I am currently preparing to transfer to Monmouth College to continue my studies focusing on Chemistry with hopes of going on to my PhD. I was recently named as an All Illinois Academic Scholar and nominated to the national level. I am the type of person who craves new information, ideas, and interesting perspectives. As a result, I am very open minded.

I enjoy reading, cooking, movies, music, fishing, swimming, repairing things, and helping people.

I am a very honest person by nature. I don't enjoy dealing with people who habitually lie and I appreciate others who are honest as well. I feel it's important to be respectful, appreciative, and honest to all of life.

I've been single for awhile now and I'm interested in meeting someone to share my life with. Please feel free to contact me.

What I’m doing with my life
Right now I am focused on attaining my Ph.D. My next step after that will be Chemistry research. I inherently want to help people. It's in my nature, and I would love to discover a new way to do so through my research.
I’m really good at
Understanding complex topics and teaching the concepts to others. I can also fix most things I touch.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have a bunch of earrings on my left ear. I'm also a bigger guy so that's obvious.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Right now I'm reading, "Thinking Fast and Slow." I am really enjoying it. However, one of my all time favorites has been Douglass Adams, "Hitch Hicker's Guide to the Universe."

As for television, I try and keep up with: The Walking Dead, House of Cards, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, and Dexter.

I am interested in just about all music. I really don't hate much of anything.

Food, I love to cook - so this is another one that I'm very flexible on. However, if I had to pick one thing; it would probably be Pizza. I can make a pretty awesome home made Chicago Style Deep Dish.
Six things I could never do without
A good bed
The warmth provided by love.
And hopefully, one day, you.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My studies at the moment. I currently take 4 classes and work as a supplemental instructor in 5. So, my thoughts are primarily on my studies.

I love philosophy and spend a fair amount of time contemplating our existence, our place in the universe, our consciousness, and our evolution.

A concept I've been reading a lot about lately is the long term evolution of our consciousness. We self create our realities through the selective interpretation of the information that our senses not only pick up, but the information our minds don't immediately censor out. You see, we perceive a far greater amount of information then we realize. We have evolved to naturally filter in the range of 90% of our perception out before it is even promoted to consciousness. This process is believe to be one that we have gradually evolved. If our minds, our consciousness, and the way we filter information have evolved that means our ancestors perceived the world differently. This is, of course, all conjecture; however, it intrigues me. (For further reading Julian Jaynes' book "The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind" (1976))
On a typical Friday night I am
I don't really know many people in the area socially. So I rarely go out. I would love to go out if I had someone to be with. I guess it's a chicken or egg situation. I need to go out to meet people, but I dislike going out without people I know. haha.... At any rate, currently my Friday nights consist of reading, thinking, and sleeping.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am a cancer survivor and have a story that will amaze you.
You should message me if
You should message me if you would like to talk. No pressure. I am rather shy, so don't hesitate to make the first move. I'm happy to talk once the ice is broken. Perhaps one day I will defeat my hesitation. For now, feel free to help me out ;)
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