First of all I'd like to say that English is not my main language so there will probably be some misspellings or badly constructed sentences below but I hope everything makes sense.
What is beauty? What is love?
Beauty: the quality of being pleasant at the moment of perception.
Love: a level of affection high enough to make someone sacrifice things he considers very important in order to benefit the loved one.
What are your most important values?
- Critical thinking
- Meriting intelligence
Do you have any sort of spiritual/religious beliefs, and why do you hold (or don't) those beliefs in the first place?
I don't have any spiritual or religious belief in the traditional sense. However, I find some kind of spirituality in the search for human and individual transcendence.
Opinion on war and militaries? What is power to you?
War is the cause of our incompetence as human species and should be outgrown. However, in the current context most nations need armed forces to assure their security.
Power is the capacity to make the actions of others follow your will. It is a desirable goal but it should be obtained by merit, never by violent dominance.
What have you had long conversations about? What are your interests? Why?
The universe, metaphysics, morality, sociology and criminology, biology and evolution, psychology, technology and almost everything that isn't mundane.
Why: I am very curious and I love meaningful conversation.
Interested in health/medicine as a conversation topic? Are you focused on your body?
I'm interested in the human biology as a system so yes, I like medicine and health as a conversation topic.
I try to take care of my body. I've worked out in the past and I try to eat healthy but I'm pretty lazy anyway. I can get self-concious if I see my body as too skinny, overweight or ugly.
What do you think of daily chores?
Very frustrating. Should be automatized. I skip them until their avoidance becomes an imminent problem.
Books or films you liked? Recently read/watched or otherwise. Examples welcome.
Films: Kubrick's filmography, Bladerunner, The Godfather trilogy, Watership Down, Akira, Goodfellas, Reservoir Dogs, Taxi Driver...
Books: Mainly classics of western philosophy and science/technical books. Some novels I liked are 1984, Brave new world, Sherlock Holmes' books or Justine (Sade).
What has made you cry? What has made you smile? Why?
I haven't cried since I was a child. I find it humiliating.
The anticipation of having fun, solving problems and optimistic ideas make me smile.
Where do you feel: at one with the environment/a sense of belonging?
Wherever I am surrounded by intelligent and open-minded people. Also when I take psychedelics.
What have people seen as your weaknesses? What do you dislike about yourself?
People who dislike me say I am very combative or just weird. I actually like being unorthodox but the thing I really hate about myself is not being able to stick to the infinite number of projects I've started. More weaknesses that other people have pointed out are not being roguish enough or being too proud.
What have people seen as your strengths? What do you like about yourself?
Intelligence, skill, reasoning, etc. I like my curioity, my reasoning and my problem solving skills.
In what areas of your life would you like help?
In improving my networking and soft skills.
Ever feel stuck in a rut? If yes, describe the causes and your reaction to it.
Yes. I've felt miserable in the 2 jobs I've been so far as a software developer (I'm 22). Having a boss around and having to perform uninteresting mental tasks have been a torture for me. My reaction has been to leave both jobs when I couldn't stand that any more.
What qualities do you most like and dislike in other people? What types do you get along with?
I like open-minded, warm and interesting people.
I dislike orthodox, stubborn, extremely down to earth and authoritarian people.
How do you feel about romance/sex? What qualities do you want in a partner?
I'm not very interested in romance. Sex, on the other hand, is a very important part of my life.
I like my partner to be sexually open and satisfying, trustworthy and intelligent.
If you were to raise a child, what would be your main concerns, what measures would you take, and why?
Stimulating his curiosity. Also teaching him moral principles but not leting him being inculcated any ideology. I'd try to expose him to interesting ideas and experiences.
A friend makes a claim that clashes with your current beliefs. What is your inward and outward reaction?
Inward: If he can give solid arguments I will respect him. Otherwise I guess I would look down on him.
Outward: Shut up/ignore it or, if I find the claim very annoying, confront him.
Describe your relationship to society. How do you see people as a whole? What do you consider a prevalent social problem? Name one.
I like being social. However, I usually don't get along with the average person so I end up being very selective with my friends.
I see society as a mechanism made of a big number of bad, unworthy people but some extremely valuable others.
I consider conformity and the lack of critical individualistic thinking prevalent social problems.
How do you choose your friends and how do you behave around them?
As I said, I like open-minded, warm and interesting people. I behave the best I can around my friends, trying to be pleasant and reliable. I expect the same from them. With close relationships I open much more than I would with the other people I interact with.
How do you behave around strangers?
In a respectful and amiable way until they stop behaving in the same way.
Wow this took much long than what I expected. Thanks for reading this long!