Member Questionnaire 1 (Alparslan)What is beauty? What is love?
Beauty depends on what you see as beauty.What are your most important values?
Freedom. Autonomy. Creativity. Knowledge.Do you have any sort of spiritual/religious beliefs, and why do you hold (or don't) those beliefs in the first place?
yes. I believe that everthing is related in the whole universe, but we are to much grounded in the physical reality to perceive the truth. I believe in a God which you can connect with if you let go the earthy needs.Opinion on war and militaries? What is power to you?
War, militiraries, etc. never took my interest, same as power. Power is control. But real power never exists, because you can never control everything beside yourself. So at the same time, power is an illusion.What have you had long conversations about? What are your interests? Why?
yes.Philosophy, spirituality, martial arts, yoga/meditation, making money. These things can make me more free because of the mind-body connection it can bring. It brings clarity and knowledge about the real truth. Having money brings you freedom in the world to explore the world and not being bound by obligations.Interested in health/medicine as a conversation topic? Are you focused on your body?
yes. I take interest in sports and nutrition to improve my health (or to keep it healthy). But it is not a topic that I would dive in very deeply.What do you think of daily chores?
I hate it.Books or films you liked? Recently read/watched or otherwise. Examples welcome.
yes. Autobiography of a yogi by paramahansa yogananda. The essential rumi. Interstellar.What has made you cry? What has made you smile? Why?
People and animals suffering can make me very emotional. Pain from other people can make me suffer. Things that make me smile is not being controlled by my own thoughts. To be happy without thinking. Being happy with what you have. Being in fully acceptanceWhere do you feel: at one with the environment/a sense of belonging?
-What have people seen as your weaknesses? What do you dislike about yourself?
Indecisiveness. Losing interest very quickly.What have people seen as your strengths? What do you like about yourself?
Being analytical. Humor. Creativity. Accepting. Independence.In what areas of your life would you like help?
How to make my body/brain function optimally to do things i want to do.Ever feel stuck in a rut? If yes, describe the causes and your reaction to it.
Yes. I didnt know what to do with my life. I couldnt choose anything, because everything was interesting, but also no interesting. I felt stuck in my own decisionsWhat qualities do you most like and dislike in other people? What types do you get along with?
Like friendly people, openminded people, funny people, enterprising and caring people. I dont like bossy people, unaccepting people, demanding people, egocentric people, selffish people, rude people, agressive people, commanding people.How do you feel about romance/sex? What qualities do you want in a partner?
I like romance and sex. I like a partner that is caring and open. Someone who is truthful and nice. Doing things that I am not good in, like daily tasks.If you were to raise a child, what would be your main concerns, what measures would you take, and why?
I would try to be her/his best friend. Only then the child will fully trust me and love me. I would give the child a lot of freedom, with a few boundaries of what she/he could or could not do.A friend makes a claim that clashes with your current beliefs. What is your inward and outward reaction?
Inward: I will think about what he says and try to understand it. Outwards I will give him the time to explain himself and ask a lot of questions.Describe your relationship to society. How do you see people as a whole? What do you consider a prevalent social problem? Name one.
I see the society as something that i dont belong in to. Most of the people i see are like fish swimming in an aquarium, waiting to be fed and to die. Very shallow. I think people think very in terms of their needs, instead of the social need. People are getting more independent and egoistical. And technology made most of the things like they are right now.How do you choose your friends and how do you behave around them?
I dont make friends easily. But if i make friends, i try to be with people that accept me as i am. I also accept them as they are. I can not completely be myself because of the fear to be 'rejected', or to be seen as weird, because thats how I feel inside. I try to act more like how they wont to see me.How do you behave around strangers?
Not very talktative. Shy. Withdrawn. Trying to act tough