I'm passionate about
Main interests are music, gaming, cars, science - especially physics, sci-fi, football and technology. Secondary are politics, philosophy and a (largely critical) interest in religion.
People don't know I'm good at
People who know me say that I'm very intelligent but due to poor communication skills and slower ways of thinking its slow to come across. Also very musically talented but I'm too shy to perform.
My TED story
A few years ago, me and all of my friends were taking copious amounts of drugs. Whilst my mates would sit and watch silly cartoons and popular TV, my mate would show me TED talks whilst we got high. Something about the cocktail of weed and free, original and thought provoking ideas, shared for the sake of it, struck a chord. I had been too long in a society where so-called academics would teach us whilst being obviously unable to think for themselves, where new ideas are scorned as ravings of a madman. The idea that there was actually a places where knowledge was gained and shared for the sake of it was one that I wasn't aware even existed anymore. Now, a couple of years later, I have re-discovered that curiosity, though this time, it is combined with lucidity. TED is a haven for true intellectuals who can think independently, who can formulate hypotheses 'just for the hell of it', who are not bound by budgets or politics or votes, and most importantly, are being encouraged to do.