Luis Martinez

Chicago, IL, United States

About Luis


My given name is Luis Martinez, I am 26 years old and reside in Chicago IL. I attended Wright college after high school but did not finish because I joined the military when I was 19. I was a free spirit with hardly any direction at the time and the thought of living out the lost boy's life through the Army seduced me. I was stationed in South Korea for a year, then came back stateside to El Paso Texas. After my contract was completed, I headed back home to Chicago. I was once again in the situation of having no direction, and I had no responsibilities any more so it's safe to say I was down for a while. I needed something to keep me out of trouble so I enrolled in a sound recording program. While I was there I met lot's of great people, and Worked on some some pretty cool music and film projects. In fact I met my fiance through a film maker I worked with. Well I ended up dropping out of the school because I didn't like where it was going to take my life, I didn't feel passionate about it. I left that school and enrolled in a community college. I figured I should finish what started 4 years before. It has proven to be great step. I was a way more responsible student this time around, i really surprised myself. It is extremely motivating to get good grades, and not play hooky anymore. Now I am completing the prerequisites to enroll in the radiography program at Wright college. I'm happy to say that I have found direction now, and the further I go the easier it gets. I recently stared watching Ted Talks videos, and I saw that actual conversations were taking place, so I decided to join. Other than that, I'm just living my life curiously, empathetically, and willingly.


English, Spanish

Areas of Expertise


An idea worth spreading

We do not need any solutions, we need to stop creating a need for them.

I'm passionate about

My passion is in the ability to think and awaken others to a different perspective of the world. I love to think about my reality, and how it is shared with others in order to get a sense of purpose.

Talk to me about

Anything. I am open to learn everything.

People don't know I'm good at

People don't know I am good at interpreting dreams.

Comments & conversations

Luis Martinez
Posted over 3 years ago
Who do you trust more to help you understand world events, the press, politicians or your friends/family, or someone/something else? Why?
Hi Alissa, This is a great question. It is hard to say if anyone trusts the news nowadays, or any source for that matter. With all of the sources of information these days, I think people are starting to trust themselves to try and find the most reliable source....If they so wish to. It is those who want the truth of a matter that see the news of the world as a sort of puzzle. In order to get the big picture, people have to get the pieces of information from many sources, then lay it all out and put it together. I myself am skeptical of many news sources, but then again I am new to the interest to local and global issues. i believe the trust that people give to their information source of choice is highly swayed by their environment. Just as they say a person is a product of their upbringing, so too is the choice they make for obtaining news. Many people I think just want something to talk about at the water cooler, and take the news at entertainment value. I think that explains the style in which local and nationwide broadcasts are presented; fast paced, and friendly reoccurring characters. I think some are mistaking opinion based discussions as news, and perhaps follow the news that best suits their way of thinking, and choice of political view. This is why I believe it is hard to pinpoint exactly who a person trusts. I trust in public non-corporate sponsored news. I think it weeds out the motives, and censorship that tags along as interest on the loan. Although I am new to seeking out news, I think public, and non profit news sources are the organizations I trust until I get the hang of searching for the puzzle pieces myself. have a great day.