Member Questionnaire 1 (Myst)What is beauty? What is love?
What are your most important values?
Beauty is aesthetic. Love is an emotion. If I was to interpret it beyond that, I'd turn to brain science.
I'm staring here with a blank mind...Do you have any sort of spiritual/religious beliefs, and why do you hold (or don't) those beliefs in the first place?
I'm not religious whatsoever but I sometimes have this abstract wondering state that's kind of spiritual. As to the "why", no reason honestly. I just get into this mind state sometimes. If I tried to make this more concrete, I would say it's worship of the world as it exists. If you want to put it into a category, it's a sort of pantheism, most like the monist physicalist kind but only because of my natural skepticism about anything beyond matter, it'd be nice otherwise to think about other stuff (like, if there is a special consciousness or whatever the fuck, etc).Opinion on war and militaries? What is power to you?
War & military are necessities. What have you had long conversations about? What are your interests? Why?
Power to me: will, resources, influence.
Long conversation = arguing ;pInterested in health/medicine as a conversation topic? Are you focused on your body?
I'm interested in things that relate to my goals and especially if these things can be analysed and if they are a challenge physically or mentally.
Not interested in it as a conversation topic, except for science of biology, that can be interesting.What do you think of daily chores?
Focus on body: no, I take care of my bodily needs just fine but that's about it.
MehBooks or films you liked? Recently read/watched or otherwise. Examples welcome.
Book: first one coming to mind, 1984, there is of course a lot more I likedWhat has made you cry? What has made you smile? Why?
First film coming to mind, American Beauty then Inception; then I'm sure there's a lot more of these again
Do tantrums count for crying? That happens if something gets in my way for too long. Like when I want to achieve a goal and it just keeps putting up the obstacles without me seeing the end of it all or when I don't win in something (like, a game or anything).Where do you feel: at one with the environment/a sense of belonging?
As for what makes me smile, eh, good jokes, friends, I guess
I'm at one with the world by default but I usually don't belong to any group.What have people seen as your weaknesses? What do you dislike about yourself?
As for people thinking whatever hmmm...impatience? Also, my inability to understand people's feelings.. hmm also picking battles that I shouldn't have. These are things I've been told and can recall right now.What have people seen as your strengths? What do you like about yourself?
What I dislike about myself, it's better put as what annoys me at times: when I feel I'm not able to be "fun" enough; failures to control things in the area of relationships; failing to think of options or evaluate bigger picture of a situation to deal with some situations better; too much impulsivity at times in terms of longer term goals
In what areas of your life would you like help?
For both: confidence, persistence/perseverance, intelligence, resourceful ...probably some other things too
Also, for the latter: I like to think I have hidden depth
hahah no, joke, I hope you didn't actually believe me
Someone please explain emotions and relationships to me. Lol actually no, I wouldn't be able to do much with the information. No, you cannot help me.Ever feel stuck in a rut? If yes, describe the causes and your reaction to it.
That's not usual for me, no, but it did happen, when I felt I didn't have any challenges, any goals, not finding opportunities for any of that. Then too many options were presented and I didn't feel good until I picked one and just ran with that.What qualities do you most like and dislike in other people? What types do you get along with?
Also when I was trying to achieve a certain something for years and in the end I was feeling like I was still at day 1, despite repeatedly beating my head against the wall.
How do you feel about romance/sex? What qualities do you want in a partner?
Idk... ok I guess too much passivity and lack of emotionality in other people can be a problem. And, sure, I know, I'm judging right now but I don't want people to be judgmental.
Oh as for types, I don't want to create bias here ;P
Sex is good, now why wouldn't it be...If you were to raise a child, what would be your main concerns, what measures would you take, and why?
Main concerns: he/she needs to be able to have autonomy, basically willpower and the ability to get around in the world, including intelligence. Hmm also social intelligence, that's useful too. I'm sure strong focus on early development would help there.A friend makes a claim that clashes with your current beliefs. What is your inward and outward reaction?
Describe your relationship to society. How do you see people as a whole? What do you consider a prevalent social problem? Name one.
Oh yes I'm so gonna argue, right now and here!!!
I'm kind of antisocial really.....How do you choose your friends and how do you behave around them?
Problem: surviving the consequences of trying to balance old evolutionary traits with new cultural/economy crap ...oh and we will also have to sort the issue of having enough resources for the world's people in future too.
Ah whoever's got *style* and willing to have fun is a friend hey even just the latter is enough to have good times togetherHow do you behave around strangers?
Around them, I behave a lot more spontaneously and I suddenly develop a sense of humour too.
If I'm interacting with them: default is formal restricted behaviour, smiling at best*. However I still try to get my own way in things, in which case I may completely let go of politeness, depending on the situation. That was now a very understated way of describing really inappropriate behaviour.
*: Unless they make the atmosphere informal, in which case I might smile more and stuff like that.
If they just happen to be around but I'm not actually interacting with them, I mind my own business in my own usual way, well unless our interests conflict.