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Friday, 10 January 2014

Welcome

I think a lot. I mostly think about who I am. Who I'm trying to be. Who I want to be. Who should I be. I tend to think about me a lot. My number one ambition is to lead a life where at the end of it, I'm ready to go. I don't want to get to the end and wish I'd done this or achieved that. I'd rather be thinking 'Man, I thought this day would never come!'

I also think I have a very open mind, and that doesn't mean what most people think it does. For example, in Australia marriage equality is still a big issue - gay people still don't have the same rights as the rest of us. In that debate, the people who support gay marriage view themselves as being the more open-minded group. But then as soon as someone comes to them with an opposing argument, that person is crucified for being a pig and a bigot. A truly open minded person needs to consider both sides. That's what I try and do.

I decided to start this blog because writing things down is a great way of articulating your thoughts. And putting it out to the public may be a way of accessing opinions I never would have thought of. Although having said that, the internet is mostly made up of two things - porn and hate. I imagine that I'll get more people yelling at me for having the wrong opinion than people who constructively discuss things. Nevertheless, I'll be interested to find out what becomes of this. You might be able to tell by the paragraphs I'm writing that I'm not entirely clear on the direction I'll take - a more inward approach where I discuss my own life and journey of self discovery, or a more outward approach where I discuss political issues such as feminism and gay marriage. I also plan to have a series where every week this year I try something I've never tried before. There's a lot of possibilities, but they all come under the one umbrella of those immortal words from Socrates: The unexamined life is not worth living.

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