Member Questionnaire 1 (Ananke)What is beauty? What is love?
To me, beauty is anything making me want to experience something for long, giving pleasant feelings. Can be anything, really - clouds, faces, a room, a concept, an emotion, a melody. Something that makes me want to "be" in that feel for long. I have quite different ideas of beauty from most people, it seems.What are your most important values?
Love is to care about another person more than you care about yourself
Living, learning, being around people I care aboutDo you have any sort of spiritual/religious beliefs, and why do you hold (or don't) those beliefs in the first place?
No, not really, but it's obvious we are part of something greater than our egos. I mean there are other people out there and there is life out there. Life itself is sort of an "eternal" being, with it's own intellect and will to survive, far beyond human life, too. I guess it's a bit of a pantheistic point of view, though I think of myself as an atheist.Opinion on war and militaries? What is power to you?
No general opinion on war and militaries, other than that it seems it brings more suffering to unfortunate people and more wealth to those in charge, so it seems like it's there just for the wallets of those in charge. What have you had long conversations about? What are your interests? Why?
Power is something you feel inside yourself or not.
Anything. I had long conversations about anything. Interested in health/medicine as a conversation topic? Are you focused on your body?
Interests are most things, too.
Why? Because I'm interested in most things and in expanding my own views.
Not too much. I know what I need to know, and accept information that I find personally useful and sometimes information that is interesting in terms of what the future will be like. I'm not really focused on my body, I think. Not sure. I think I might be more aware of my body than most, but it's just how I am, not something I consciously focus on.What do you think of daily chores?
I want a house wife...Books or films you liked? Recently read/watched or otherwise. Examples welcome.
Too many to mention, nothing really stands out.What has made you cry? What has made you smile? Why?
People who hurt others make me cry. People who are funny or kind make me smile. Why? Because people are important and their actions towards each other matter.Where do you feel: at one with the environment/a sense of belonging?
Everywhere…What have people seen as your weaknesses? What do you dislike about yourself?
Too temperamental, too rash, not always caring about group dynamics, too independent/stubborn.What have people seen as your strengths? What do you like about yourself?
I don't really dislike myself, but at times I get frustrated with not having any direction in life, just sort of running around winning battles.
Intellect, always landing on my feet, strong, hard-working, funIn what areas of your life would you like help?
I like that I'm positive and happy.
None…Ever feel stuck in a rut? If yes, describe the causes and your reaction to it.
Yes, if people betray me, I crashWhat qualities do you most like and dislike in other people? What types do you get along with?
I like people putting their efforts into positively changing their worlds and the world for people around them for the better. People being willing to explore beyond accepted "truths" in society. People having unique views.How do you feel about romance/sex? What qualities do you want in a partner?
I get along with most people.
I can't get enough sex with people I love. If you were to raise a child, what would be your main concerns, what measures would you take, and why?
A partner should be attentive, kind, liking me, understanding me, caring for me and generally make things good around us.
Make them think for themselves, make them happy, make them independent, make them love lifeA friend makes a claim that clashes with your current beliefs. What is your inward and outward reaction?
Inwardly I check if I can fit his beliefs to a more advanced system of my own (can I expand my own views?). Outwardly I question his beliefs.Describe your relationship to society. How do you see people as a whole? What do you consider a prevalent social problem? Name one.
I try to not make too many ripples to be noticed too much, at least not in a negative way. How do you choose your friends and how do you behave around them?
People are cool.
Social problem… Hmmm… Narrow-mindedness? Too closed in "today's" rules and opinions and culture.
I just end up with people I like….How do you behave around strangers?