I'm just an ordinary blogger named Ordinary. Thanks for dropping by, nice to meet you.
I've wanted to be a writer since I was six, and I've gone through many phases as a writer and an avid reader. I've been writing poetry since I was in high school, but my favorite kind to post is usually influenced by whichever philosophy I am reading or my perpetual existential angst.
I'm looking forward to posting more opinion pieces and some advice pieces that draw on my life experiences and reading. I don't subscribe fully or identify as any particular ideology because I think it is short sighted to do so. I think everything is very complicated and nuance is important- and accepting any system of beliefs can lead to confirmation bias and not being able to accept new evidence, new ideas or new information. Reality is outside of the realm of what is ideal, so as much as I may be naturally inclined towards progress or idealistic ruminations, I have to take into account the realities of law, society, culture, history, hard facts and the nature of how things are structured or tend to react. This said, I am open to constant change and growth, my ideas and opinions or feelings are not static and have their own dialectical movement going on because I am a very confused person prone to rethink and question most things. So if you would like to disagree or offer a counter to my opinion or present me with an argument or new information- feel free to do so. I will not always take your argument into account, based on my assessment of its merit. Not all ideas and opinions are equal or worth consideration or engagement- with you or within myself. So, make it a good one, and I encourage you to link or recommend books or articles that make a differing case, or really for any reason. Reading is my favorite thing, I certainly am no stranger to the tedium of a lifelong continuation of education and personal growth.
A Note to Editors:
I am receptive to suggestions to make changes to my work or to submit a different type of work to your publications. They are your publications, and I am sure you understand your audience better than I could. I always read the submission guidelines, but I realize I can make mistakes. Part of why I am here is to become a better writer and I am very open to modifying my writing in order to fit better in the publication. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
As Far as Who I am as a Person:
I have about a million hobbies and I love to make things. Right now I am getting back into jewelry making and have been making bows and bow ties.
I'm very passionate about vehicle dwelling and especially boondocking. I love hiking and camping, I love living in a vehicle, partly because when I do, I actually leave the house.
I'm naturally polyamorous and recently started practicing polyamory.
My favorite philosophers are Nietzsche and Hegel. I am not formally educated in philosophy, but I read philosophy to avoid wanting to die and to avoid becoming bored. I really like ideas and texts that challenge me. Nothing on earth feels better to me than a book that makes me grow as a person and think about things in new ways. Plus- as a minimalist, I need books I still won't completely understand after 8 reads.
My favorite thing about Nietzsche is how life-affirming his philosophy actually is. "Amor fati" is an amazing concept, and I like that Nietzsche never really shies away from what is dark and uncomfortable in the nature of life and in people, but that he still encourages us to say "yes" to life and embrace it in its true nature- suffering and awe.
My favorite thing about Hegel so far is how dynamic his philosophy is- everything is in constant motion. He takes into account all the moving parts truth may have and communicates that as no other philosopher does. Because of this he is ableto point out how many contradictions we have to contend with in any area of thought. I also have to appreciate his emphasis on history and understanding things within their historical context.
I drink tea all day and have a gluten sensitivity and am chronically ill. I've been vegetarian 18 years and don't even know if I can change that.
I'm an INTP, but who can even trust Myers-Briggs?
And to be honest, I probably love you. I'm a deeply caring person, despite how distant and weird I can seem. Even if I argue with you, it may be for an entirely impersonal goal. As I said, ideas are not identity. (Of course, if your ideas hurt people, undermine anyone's humanity and lead to violence, that's my least favorite and I hate it.)
Cats are my favorite animal.
Also yes, I have ADHD.
Thanks for getting to know me a little better!