More than anything, I thirst for knowledge. Learning is my greatest passion, and not only that which is school-taught but that which is learned through personal experience in a variety of situations. I think a lot, about everything, and very deeply. I think of myself as an intelligent, developing, learning, feeling human being. The way I think is much different from many others my age.
I love to travel, and I feel that I learn a lot when I do so - not only about the place I am visiting and its culture and history, but about life as well. The country that I want to travel to the most is India. I love the culture, the people, the religion. There is also something about India that I can't quite place my finger on - it has to do with the ancientness of the place, I think. I can't quite describe it in words though. It comes to me in a place in my heart, or soul. I'd also love to visit Italy, Africa, and any other places that I ever get the chance to visit. My family is from Germany, and I love it there more than any other place on earth. I want to study foreign languages - I have a passion and aptitude for them. I also want to study international relations. I want to be able to travel the world in whichever profession I choose to pursue in life.
My main goal in life is to help people - I want to either start or become a part of a global outreach program in which I can help people all over the world who are suffering. I believe that the greatest joy in life comes from helping others. All I really want to do is help end some of it; I think it's terrible and unfair that so many can live in peace and happiness while others suffer and despair for their lives. I can in no way be happy with my life if I am not helping others. I'm not self-righteous, it's the honest truth. All that I want to do is whatever I can to help, and not because I want to feel proud of or happy with myself, but because, as a human being, it's my duty and the least I can do to serve my own race. I know I can't help everyone but I can at least help someone, and that can make all the difference in the world.
I consider myself a humanitarian and I also care greatly for animals and animal rights. I'm a vegetarian and I love nature and the earth and do everything I can to reduce my negative impact on the planet and to help heal it.
I am agnostic with a slight tendency toward atheism and pantheism, and I also practice Buddhism. My passion for the spirituality of Buddhism was greatly strengthened by a ten day visit to Japan that I was able to make in the summer of 2010. The experience was indescribably amazing and eye-opening, and I learned a lot more about Buddhism than I knew before. If you want to talk about Buddhism, I'd love to - I love talking to people about it and also learning from them about it. Eastern religions, especially Buddhism, Taoism, and Hinduism, fascinate me.
I love to meditate, do yoga, exercise, read, write, and listen to/create music (I play the viola and want to learn how to play the piano, the guitar, the sitar, the banjo, and pretty much every other instrument that I can). My favorite band is and always will be the Beatles. Film and photography are two other passions of mine.
Learning, traveling, foreign languages
Everything, absolutely everything, is impermanent. Also, the true meaning of life, at least to me, is to enjoy, and to help others to do the same. My purpose in life is to help people. "What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?" ~George Eliot
"All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him." ~Buddha
Life, philosophy, anything. I am interested in whatever you want to talk about.
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