One should always be drunk. That's all that matters;
that's our one imperative need. So as not to feel Time's
horrible burden one which breaks your shoulders and bows
you down, you must get drunk without cease.
But with what?
With wine, poetry, or virtue
as you choose.
But get drunk.
And if, at some time, on steps of a palace,
in the green grass of a ditch,
in the bleak solitude of your room,
you are waking and the drunkenness has already abated,
ask the wind, the wave, the stars, the clock,
all that which flees,
all that which groans,
all that which rolls,
all that which sings,
all that which speaks,
ask them, what time it is;
and the wind, the wave, the stars, the birds, and the clock,
they will all reply:
"It is time to get drunk!
So that you may not be the martyred slaves of Time,
get drunk, get drunk,
and never pause for rest!
With wine, poetry, or virtue,
as you choose!"
...And finally, I believe in my whole race—yellow, white, black, red, brown—in the honesty, courage, intelligence, durability, and goodness of the overwhelming majority of my brothers and sisters everywhere on this planet. I am proud to be a human being. I believe that we have come this far by the skin of our teeth—that we always make it just for the skin of our teeth—but that we will always make it, survive, endure.
--Robert A. Heinlein
Hello! I go by Jack. It's not technically my name but everyone in RL and online calls me Jack, so hey it's as good as my name. Get to know me if you want to know my real name.
Anyway I live my life according to what can be learned. The universe is so full of secrets, the fact we don't know everything is terrifying and exciting and makes life worth living. There are secrets of physics, political and state secrets, and secrets of the personal kind. I like to gain an understanding of the fabric of the universe as well as the fabric of the person I talk to.
That's not to say that I'm a blabbermouth about personal secrets, I just like to gain an appreciation of who I talk to as they are.
I'm an environmental-civil engineer major at a college in florida. I may have an appreciation for discovery but I'm sure my mind is nowhere near open minded enough for life as a scientist. That said I try to apply the scientific approach to any problem. Including problems on the global scale, not that my approaches are usually feasible. I'm in the model united nations club at my school and it's the best club I've ever been in. It makes me feel like I make a difference, at least like I could. One of my core beliefs is that humanity can solve any problem thrown at us. My favorite (as of the time of this writing) living author Ben Bova shares this belief. We're smart and resourceful, I refuse to believe that humanity is unable to survive the eventual death of planet earth.
Along these lines I think I may go back to college one day for aerospace engineering. I'd like to eventually do structural engineering in space. I think within 25 years humanity will either be fighting bloody resource wars, or intelligently exploiting the resources available in space and on earth. I want to be a part of it. Our destiny lies among the stars, I only weep for the fact I'll never see it.
Anyway, I have an opinion about most things. Send me a message if you want to argue
My lovely ostriches!