Hometown: Mansfield, TX
March 7, 2013
The sort of person who likes to think he's too complex to be adequately summarized in 250 characters, although in actual fact it wouldn't take nearly that many if he could only figure out where to begin, where to end.
I don't believe technological communication can substitute for the experience of genuine human interaction. I'm an atheist, but have great respect for religion as another path to truth. I'm interested in radical politics but under no illusions about being endowed with the One and Only Ideological Truth, or that any such thing exists. I can't drive and wish I lived someplace where I didn't feel compelled to learn. I often feel sad, empty, and lonely, but I'm hesitant to say this means I suffer from a "mental illness," a construct that I think has been abused to lift the burden of responsibility from both individuals and our sick society. I went to a small liberal arts college and, if anything, don't feel as if I received nearly enough leftist indoctrination. I have always felt excluded, even from the ranks of the self-professed outsiders. I recognize that cynicism and naivete aren't mutually exclusive. I feel trapped in my own life. I can write 1000 characters about my own weirdness.
Hi Alex! Welcome to the group. I look forward to connecting in person.