Who am I?
A rational animal looking for meaning in the meaningless.
I consider myself a spiritual thrill seeker; one who finds solace in conjecture of the unknown. It is my guilty pleasure, my superficial intoxication, my unbound bibliolatry.
It is my belief that in order to truly understand the divine, you must experience the perdition. In our polarized world, there are always two sides to the coin: Light and dark, heaven and hell, purity and impurity. So while I wholeheartedly flip, I keep in mind that no matter where I stand, it’s the same coin.
Now that I’ve dazed and confused you, allow me to introduce myself. I’m a 19 year-old college student working towards a position in the unemployment line. I study Philosophy and Japanese Language at Hope College in the bible belt of the North: Holland, Michigan. If you are unacquainted with Hope, it is a small liberal arts college nestled in about a five by five block campus; the tuition is more than I can afford, and it’s beyond fiscally irresponsible to be going into my sophomore year. But alas, here I unwittingly reside, counting down the glory days until I have to find a job at Burger King like the rest of my Philosophy kin.
If I somehow make it out of this money trap, I hope to attend graduate school and study Eastern Philosophy and Religion. Perhaps I’ll even teach at one of these debt mongering institutions one day (in which case I will promptly delete any evidence of my criticism for the aforementioned).
Beyond academia however, I play football and guitar. I have a keen fascination for hitting other individuals with violent force and helping them up afterwards like all is right as rain. Call me a sadist, but there’s a peculiar comedic value in it all. While football may relieve the barbarian within, I do enjoy keeping it civilized and cultured by dabbling in the arts of jazz (and rock… mostly rock).
I like to keep my palate rather simple, although I keep my mind fresh by always learning something new. That being the case, my aim for this blog is to exercise my sophistication and spirituality, and hopefully spread the bug to any of my honorable readers.
If you have any questions, ask me a question here or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org