Professionally Skeptical and Eternally Academic
-I am devoted to making the world a friendlier place.
I am an adult college student, a wannabe entrepreneur, a happily married father of two, a political junkie, an advocate for disability rights, a beginning writer, an all-around media guru, and I fancy myself to be a bit of a philosopher, but I don't have any official training as one, yet. It's on my list. There are hundreds of things that every single ordinary person can do for others that would be considered as a worthwhile service. Pretty much anything you enjoy or don't mind doing that someone else does not want to do is a service that can be performed for someone else.
I have advanced secondary progressive multiple sclerosis and it affects pretty much everything. However, it won't hold me down and I am determined to be a productive member of society despite, maybe even because of, my disability. While my disability prevents me from performing significant manual labor, I believe there is so much more that someone can do and no need for a disability to restrain someone from following their dreams or even their desires.
The idea of globalization motivates me to reach out to people in other situations in an attempt to learn more about the world and the differences inherent in the other cultures around it. Always remember that "knowing is half the battle." (yeah, G.I. Joe) (-:
Religion has been a huge part of my life ever since I can remember, so it has naturally become a subject I have studied quite a bit as a hobby; it has always fascinated me. I considered becoming a member of the Catholic clergy for some time, prepubescence obviously. From people who follow religions I am completely unfamiliar with, to those who follow the version of Christianity that I grew up with, and even those who have no religion at all, I like to learn why people believe or don't believe the things that they do. Throughout history since the dawn of time religion has affected so much of the direction humanity has taken and I think everyone should wonder why. Of course, there are those who believe they have had certain experiences, like waking visions or lucid dreaming, which validate their beliefs to them personally, but what drives these individuals to share their experiences and evangelize, trying to encourage others to believe the way they do? There are movies, such as "Year One" with Jack Black, which delve into the history of religion with a comedic twist, but I'm one of the few who enjoys a movie like this but with verifiable historical information.
I would like to enlarge my social circle to really do something productive and I think Simbi is a pretty good way to do this. That's the thing about networking, it happens whether you put forth an effort or not.
I have tons of ideas that I believe would work really well for tons of different things. I know that logically some of these will not work and others are probably already in use, but some of them have the trappings of complete originality.
If you think of something that you believe I could help with please feel free to send me a message. We can work something out. Of this, I am absolutely certain. I will gladly add more services, and I believe all of these services should and can be completed or performed efficiently and with minimal expense, whether that is physical currency, digital currency, some kind of trade, or something else entirely.
It comes down to serving others. I enjoy it, it brings me a complete sense of satisfaction to help someone. I feel that this world would be a kinder and gentler place if more people assumed this attitude. It doesn't cost me anything other than I little time and, with my multiple sclerosis, I find that I have a ton of time that isn't devoted to anything else.