The one thing I am passionate about...
I have a lot of interests so I feel like it's easier to list them:Psychology: Evolutionary Psychology; Clinical Psychology; Mental Health; Biases; Perspective; Formation of Religion; Morality, Philosophy, Computer Science: Programming, Gaming: League of Legends; Atlas Reactor, Writing: Science Fiction; Fantasy; Non-Fiction. Teaching, Coaching. Music: Vocaloids, Listening to Raps; Writing Raps; Rapping; Trying to sing.
I typically spend my leisure time
When I'm on my own I spend a lot of my time listening to online lectures or audiobooks on Philosophy or Psychology. My favorite lectures have been Jordan Peterson's: 'Personality and its Transformations', and Michael Sandel's: 'What's the right thing?'.I also listen to music from Witt Lowry, Eminem and tons of other people that I don't know the names of since I don't tend to follow artists and rather just download random songs I enjoy.I watch anime and play games too. I've been doing both of these less as I'm focusing on my studies but they're still pretty big interests of mine.
The most influential person in my life has been
Being interested in deeper conversations about experience, perspective, religion and such. Being around in person to spend time with and also willing to stay inside and eat pizza sometimes.Having an interest in video games regardless of experience. Having an interest in anime. Some kind of interest in programming is cool.
The first thing people notice about me
People say I'm smart because I know a little about a lot of things. That means I often get into explanations about Psychological Phenomena, Quantum Physics, Maths, Language, Writing, Colour Theory and so on. While I don't know them in detail I can come across like I do. That said, if people ask me questions then I do try to find out. Most of my answers to these topics can come from Youtube videos that I click on out of curiosity. I also don't always know if I'm right or consistent, and I do appreciate someone calling me out on my bullshit. I generally have pretty good friendships with people who make me think.
The last book I read and enjoyed
The Confidence Game: Why we fall for it everytime. Maria Konnikova.Non-fiction book filled with stories of incredible con-artists alongside psychological explanations of biases. My favourite was the story of a man who faked credentials to become the head (and only) medically-trained professional on a navy ship. He had the lives of these people in his hands without any training or experience. One day wounded soldiers were rushed onto the ship for him to operate on. Without batting an eyelid the man rushed to the scene and began performing his operation. Not only did he save the soldiers life but he was commended for his prowess.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My Mother.
- Time people have given me to change and mature.
- All my friends.
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
I'm not really phased by whatever personal problems they have and they're a much bigger deal to the person telling them to me than they are to me. I really don't have a problem will all sorts of people and I generally try to be supportive of them whoever they are. I have a pretty big tolerance for people being different than me and usually it's a plus if they can talk about that difference. It's more enjoyable to learn about them and their perspective.
Friends Describe me as
Articulate, Easy-Going, Intelligent, Rational
A little more about me
I've spent most of high school playing an online strategy game called League of Legends. I had over 4000 hours in the game and reached the top 3% of active ranked players in Europe. I quit over three months ago now to focus on actually having a life outside of gaming. That said the way it taught me to think has been incredibly helpful in life and it has given me a lot of worthwhile experiences. I don't regret it.