What You Need to Know About Me

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I can’t be the only one that finds the modern world to be completely insane. We’re encouraged to chase money, material possessions, and pointless distraction but we mislabel them as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Rude, cruel, and willfully ignorant people set the tone for everything. There’s a lot of rhetoric and emotion, but no critical thinking or common sense. If there’s only one thing you need to know about me, it’s that I reject that lifestyle, those people, and the world that’s been built up around them.

Why Does It Have To Be That Way?

Get rid of everything you don’t need, and make more space in your life for the things that are necessary, important, actually desirable. Renounce the notion that you can buy happiness, and start making the world you want to live in. Creating and accomplishing things is far more satisfying than acquiring a cluttered mass of stuff, debt, and obligations. Abandon the concept that everything needs to be dumbed down and reduced to the lowest common denominator, and be willing to be challenged, to learn new things, and try to be better even though it requires hard work and sacrifice. Forsake the status quo, the mediocrity of average, and the stagnant pool of the accepted norm and do what makes sense so you can lead a happy, creative, and fulfilling life. Those are the principles that I live by.

I’m a Real Person

I’m a husband, a homemaker, a writer, a game designer, and a project manager. My preference is for a quiet, uncomplicated life. I work from home, balancing housework and creative work, so that my brilliant wife Katie can focus on completing graduate school. I love to read novels, watch highbrow films, and listen to Blue Note jazz. I don’t do those things to be pretentious, but because I genuinely enjoy them. I shouldn’t have to justify them to an anti-intellectual culture; I’m not a genius, but I can appreciate the work of people who are. In my perfect world, the internet would be for doing research and paying bills, accented by the guilty pleasures of following drag queens on Instagram and looking at pictures of chihuahuas. I’m not beholden to trends, fads, hype, and the insidious subjugation of worrying about what other people think. I just want to be able to do what I do, and like what I like, without stress and aggravation. That’s all any of us wants from life, isn’t it?

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