Normally, I have a policy for this blog… and it is to purely post: my creative endeavors, and answers to questions. Rule #1 is no reblogs (unless sited — and rare). #2: I made a decision long ago to avoid posting my personal opinions and feelings for the longest time — I save it for a secret (not so secret) blog I keep on the side. I sort of want this to be a portfolio of my life and what is me.
But you know, what I am about to post IS largely what is me… so here goes.
I heard a program on NPR’s radiolab this evening—learned of a man named George Price. When I learned about him and his life, I realized that HE was the unnamed person, the hero, the vision that I aspired to become when I was young.
Step 1: Be a brilliant problem solver, drifting to many projects and problems in his time, contributing, but being unknown to most. That is scraping the level of being a hero and universal love. Step 2: Make a brilliant discovery… such as, a mathematical formula that proves through genetics that altuism is a farce, and there is no true selflessness. This research was accepted and talked about by many academics at the time — A LOT. Step 3: Though you’re a person of science, you are upset by this discovery—you set out to disprove YOUR OWN CONCLUSIONS. Step 4: Give and give to strangers, give everything you have… until there’s nothing left. Step 5: You have nothing left to give, not a single pound. You take your own life.
Read about him.
I got chills when I heard about him. My heart’s beating hard even now as I write this. I am so happy to discover that this man ever existed… and I kind of feel like that part of me, which once burned stronger — is alive again.
I hope that, through the rest of my time here, I seize every opportunity to NOT be selfish, no matter who or what I interact with. I hope, I hope, I too can defy my genetic instruction set.
i love the bags under your eyes in the about photo
Best part of that is, I was trying to cover those with heavy makeup. They’re actually a lot “worse.” I suppose my usual exhausted expression can be perceived as cute though. Also, you really shouldn’t go on anon— I think you’re being sarcastic and trying to avoid ramifications of being nasty.