There's not much to say about me. I am a philosopher at heart, although I concede that the essence of a human being is beyond the sphere of knowledge, and lies in the domain of faith. I matriculated in Trinity College, University of Dublin, in a degree of Philosophy of Political Science, managing to get through of semester before succumbing to the malaise of kidney failure (worded ironically). Illness has been a dominant component of my life and history. I was born with a single dysfunctional kidney, and received my first transplant when I was 4 years old. Ever since then the road has been laden with twists, turns, and innumberable potholes. I know that I am very fortunate in many respects, and remain ever optomistic. I am currently studying at Columbia University in the School of Continuing Education, having returned to New York City where I have lived all of my life, as well as begun studying Method Acting at the Strasberg Institute for Theatre and Film.
Theatre, Acting, Philosophy, Meditation, Travel, Dialectic, Animals, Preservation, Sustainability, Economics.
We should all have, as human beings, a little skepticism in our selves, and in our efforts, for example, to pursue Truth. We all think, as individuals, we have it right. And maybe we do. More often than not, though, we assume that the others must be wrong. This inevitably creates tension, which sometimes leads to irresolvable conflict, and sometimes leads to suffering. Our motivations for pursuing knowledge may not be as noble as we think them, and may not have the same standard of objectivity as we think. We aim to further ourselves, our reputations, our senses of self worth. Realizing this, perhaps we can drop our tension, ease the conflict, and with a little bit of skepticism, reach the Truth that much faster.
Efforts in wildlife conservation, philosophy think-tanks, advances in technology, techniques in acting and performance, Buddhist thought, contemporary Psychology, Literature
Finding new flaws in myself every single day.
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