San Diego, CA

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October 18, 2011

Do we have a free will?

Trick question, this depends on our perspective of what "we" is. If it's the self (identity/ego/machine) that is living in habit and routine, then no of course not. But there's an "I" that is deeper than that which pops up over the wall every now and then to choose a new path. With practice, this core self will see the patterns and break free on a more regular level. Though there will always be a pull for predictable routines and safety, hence the true self concedes to the identity self to get us through this realm of reality existence.

Are you religious, agnostic, atheistic etc? What do you believe? A) How does your belief shape your world/philosophical view? B) How do you view scripture/revelation? C) What is your opinion on evolution?

I went to Catholic school, then switched to Christianity, then dabbled in Hindu, Buddhism, and other spiritual paths. I currently don't participate in any religious events or activities. I suppose I'm now an open minded athiest with agnostic tendencies.

Do the ends justify the means? If yes, why? If not, why not?

For me it's about the moment by moment journey, not the treasures and accolades. My insecurity wants me to prove my worth. My loneliness wants me to seek out others to find companionship and understanding. My boredom wants me to indulge in entertainment. My curiosity wants me to find meaning. My humanity wants to leave a legacy for the world's children. Is it all irrelevant? From my mouth a resounding "yes" as my next foot steps out along the path of life's journey.

What is your political orientation (far left, left, center, right, far right…libertarian, apolitical etc.)

A chain is only as strong as it's weakest link. My stance varies depending on the issue. Socially liberal, fiscally conservative for the most part. I don't have any answers, only points of view.

Have you ever stabbed somebody with a fork just because he/she didn’t agree with you?

"Violence is the last resort of the incompetent." Isaak Asimov


Greetings, I come in peace in search of enlightenment, and connection. I'm a luthier by day, in my spare time I like to ponder my existence in the cosmos, read voraciously, eat sparingly of delicious morsels, and seek new adventures.

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