This is the place where you learn about me.
It’s full of background information and stuff that can maybe bring you to a better understanding of who I am as an individual.
Due to my desire to elaborate, my profile is rather long. For your convenience, it is neatly organized with subject titles. Just skim down while reading the titles in bold until you find a topic that might interest you. Or don’t. The choice is yours.
Because things change, material is subtly updated from time to time. [last subtle update: April 2, 2013]
Name: Austin. My mom named me after some guy in the soap operas she watched. facepalm.jpg
Age: About two decades and three years old.
Location: Kentucky. Not all of us are a bunch of ignorant hillbillies. In fact, most of us are pretty sane and very friendly people. It really bothers me when some self-proclaimed intellectual mocks people from poorly educated states yet they don’t seem to ask why these people are poorly educated. Instead of try to solve the problem, they ridicule. That doesn’t seem very intelligent or open-minded to me.
Relationship Status: Too apathetic to ever find myself in one.
Languages: Englisch und einige Deutsch.
Race: Prefer not to disclose.
Nationality: American. Not necessarily smart but also not completely ignorant of the rest of the world. I’m definitely willing to learn.
Occupation: I work at an Amazon.com distribution “fulfillment” center as an Order Picker. I take the stuff out of their bins, put it in a tote, and once the tote is full I put it on a conveyor. Repeat those steps about 1,000 times a day plus lots of walking and pushing around a cart.
I’m currently a senior in college working on my Bachelors in Entrepreneurship. Rather than work for somebody else, I want my income to be determined by my motivation and determination to live the lifestyle that I choose. Thanks to an education in economics (which should be required for any major), I have strong capitalistic views and believe a free market society is the best system to promote hard work, innovation, and higher standard of living for those who are motivated enough to contribute.
Please, before you judge capitalism and say it doesn’t work, first realize that America is not currently practicing Capitalism; it is practicing Corporatism. Corporatism is not Capitalism.
Political Views: Libertarian. Note that I simply agree with libertarian views more than any other. I don’t limit my votes (if I actually do vote) or agreements towards libertarianism.
I understand a need for some government but I get really pissed that I get part of my paycheck taken away from me to fund something that I don’t even use or agree with. The more the government regulates, the less rights individuals have. Libertarianism is pretty simple. It’s the freedom to do what you want as long as you don’t take away another person’s freedom to do what they want.
In case you’re wondering what my “stance” is… I’m pro-individual freedom. This covers gays, abortion, guns, and every other thing outside of those three little categories that everybody seems to be sooo worried about.
Religion: I was raised and confirmed Catholic but I don’t consider myself to be Christian, Atheist, Agnostic, Agnostic-theist, Agnostic-athiest, or any other stupid label that people like to pull out of their asses. I’m not fond of my beliefs being categorized and generalized.
I don’t regularly attend church, but when I do it’s because church is a good place for me to zone out and think about things. It also makes my parents happy. I like making my parents happy. Throughout my childhood I despised going to church and as I grew up, I began questioning Catholicism. That said, I will usually defend Catholics in an argument, especially if the opposing party is making unreasonable generalizations.
I believe in a higher being but I don’t believe in praying to it or worshiping it. I sometimes refer to it as ‘God’ to make things simple when having discussions. I put my faith into myself, everyone around me, nature, the Earth, the Sun, and the Universe. I don’t know what will happen to my soul after I die but I sure hope it’s good.
Music: NoFX, System of a Down, and Gorillaz. Those are the top three artists who have influenced and inspired me most. I like a TON of music though; so much that I’m not going to list it all. When I was younger and I heard someone say, “music is my life,” I thought they were crazy. Now I understand. Music has enhanced my life more than any other form of entertainment.
+I’m a master at backing up and parallel parking using only my mirrors.
+I can make homemade gravy. It is the greatest thing ever.
+Finding happiness in the saddest of songs.
+Finding happiness in my occupation(s) [strong work ethic].
-I have anxiety issues (runs in the family). I worry too much about some things and other things I don’t worry at all. It’s really annoying.
-I daydream at the worst possible times.
-My motivation to do things is sometimes unpredictable.
-I’m a deep thinker but I’m not always the quickest.
+Anything that makes me laugh
+Anything that makes me think
+Driving/perfecting my driving skills
+Listening to music
+Playing music (mediocre guitar player… I have the ability to learn anything I want but don’t. I also enjoy learning songs on piano.)
+Puppies & kittens
+Steam powered machinery and ships
+Doing extensive planning for trips
[these are just pet peeves, not hates. some are more major than others.]
-Apple products (I despise them)
-News Media [actually, this is a hate]
-Trendy shit and popular memes
-The Big Bang Theory
-Being in large crowds
-People who mistake my dislike list for my hate list