I write because everything hasn't been said.
Sometimes I learn things and just think, "god damn, everyone needs to know this." That's why I write. That's why I create.
The world is full of flaws and silly structures. Our societies, our cars and our systems fascinate and fumble. I love the flaws. They give me something to do. I love the people, they're so crazy.
I'm humbled by Walt Whitman's quote. You can see it in the footer of the website.
We are so tiny. But we have a role to play.
The show won't be the same without us.
What's my role?
When I was 16, I weighed 300 lbs and every report card in school had a note about how shy I was. By my Senior year I had lost 100 lbs and trained myself to be a confident person.
By 19, I was elected president to run a fraternity in college as a sophomore. After being President, I once again had to redefine myself as I had let myself get lost in a culture of validation after having been overweight and insignificant for so so long.
At 23, I moved to San Francisco with no job and no house from a school no one has heard of to try and do something impactful.
After landing a job in 3 months, I spiraled into a 7 month depression? I don't know what it was. But it was 7 months and it was a really intense experience. I experienced ego-death to the fullest extent. I grew my mind massively.
Today, I work harder than ever to play role a member of the human community.
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These ideas were tabled for obvious reasons in 2016 :-)