Contrary to many popular notions derived from the behaviors of those within the young adult demographic, I believe I have a number of valid opinions to offer. I am undoubtedly adamant about various topics - racial, social, and sexual equality being frontrunners - but I appreciate the points of view of intelligent, understanding people who possess and take advantage of information to support their positions, and respond to these points of view with logic and emotion. I am a musician. In my opinion, music is beautiful in its ability to perplex even the most erudite of philosophers, its ability to capture and convey incommunicable messages, and its infinite possibilities. I also greatly enjoy language, mathematics, and abstract sciences like theoretical physics, but am intrigued by novel accomplishments in any field. I wish to articulate my feelings about topics on TED, and I encourage all to challenge or debate or support these feelings.
I once had a dream during which deceased Doors vocalist, Jim Morrison, told me the meaning of life. Yes, the meaning of life. Now, I vaguely remember what it was he said to me, but his message sticks with me like white to rice. He said of his latest lyrics, "It means live life knowing that everyone passes." In this concise but poignantly delivered few words, Morrison told me to exist appreciating the existence of all others because regardless of our money or our professions or races or religions or sexualities, we all will face identical fates. I have found over the past however many years that this message brings me to appreciate people for who they are more than anything else has brought me to. If we all existed appreciating people instead of criticizing them for who they are not or for what they don't have, people would peacefully coexist.
absolutely anything. I don't prefer trying to be told what I am and what I am not, but if you can support your opinions, I invite you to vocalize them.
...really anything. I don't normally speak of my talents or abilities or anything for fear of coming off as pompous or self-satisfied or condescending.
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