I am one amongst many, but at the same time, I am unique and alone. I am a reflection of all that which surrounds me and all that deep within. I am a perceiving mind in human form. I am a metaphor for life itself, a representative of all things, and I am doing as the universe dictates.
I am the forever traveler who wonders upon all grounds at all times. Though, I rest upon a rock that never moves. I am the infinite, cosmic tree, whose branches and roots never end, whose fruit is uncountable. I am the personification of The Forever All.
In short, I am an artist, writer, philosopher, pantheist, and centrist, who hopes to make a positive change in the world.
That’s my eye up above in the header and me centered infinitely within. I invite you to look closer. Please do come in. I hope you enjoy reading through some of my thoughts and learning about my philosophical and political views. Hopefully, my words will help you along your own personal journey towards truth.
You may also enjoy some of the videos I have posted on my YouTube channel to illustrate and communicate my views at http://www.youtube.com/guyusseralius
The essay below is not an exact transcript of the video, text has been added and subtracted, and so the video does not cover the entire essay, exactly, but it comes very close. Enjoy!
I was born June 21, 1973, so I mainly grew up in the 70s and 80s, which in most ways I am very thankful for! Everyone in my family ages very slowly, so I’m much older than I look. I used to hate looking so young, because “adults,” who didn’t know my age, would often talk down to me as though I was a naive kid–they still do. But now that I’m getting much older, I don’t mind looking so young.
I’m a very introverted person. I’m also very shy, especially at first when meeting new people. But once I get to know them, I can become the life of the party. I have a good sense of humor and tend to laugh a lot. I’m also known to make others laugh quite a bit–often harder and longer than I do. Somewhat surprisingly, I used to be extremely social when I was much younger. Now I’m the exact opposite–by choice–because I hate drama, loud noises, and flashing lights. I easily get sensory overload. So I never go bar hopping, clubbing, or to high profile music concerts. I prefer peace and quite and stillness.
I’ve always had an interest in fine arts (drawing, painting, sculpting, writing, photography). In college, I majored in Graphic Design and was awarded Departmental Distinction. No, I’m not gay or bisexual, but as an artist I can recognize and appreciate the attraction in all beings. I very much like the ladies and, in that special kind of way, only the ladies! Sorry fellas. I tend to like nerdy, creative girls with big hearts, girls that can be graceful but also playful, not high maintenance but not a messy slob either. I don’t really like to dance, but I don’t mind slow dancing with a girl.
I’m very family oriented. Family is very important to me. They are my world. They are my best friends. I have three brothers and one sister. We all really like each other and really get along–most of the time–and we all really love our parents who have always tried to be there for us. While growing up, my family moved around a lot, which had its pros and cons and its ups and downs. It’s my dream to find that one special place to settle down, hopefully a really nice area, close to family and friends, where I could enjoyably live out my years. I’m currently single and may prefer to remain so, but I’m also open to the possibility of finding that one special person to share my life with and, perhaps, to raise a family. I can see myself being content and, somewhat, regretful, either way.
I’m uncomfortable in front of a camera, and public speaking is my kryptonite. I really hate to travel–there’s no place like home–but if Scotty, the teleportation engineer on Star Trek, could safely beam me to a far away, exotic location like Egypt to visit the pyramids, I would go. I have a huge phobia of driving on the highway. Tons of metal passing closely by at 60 to 70 miles per hour just doesn’t seem logical or safe to me, especially at night in the rain.
I used to smoke cigarettes, for over twenty years, but haven’t touched one in years, ever since I quit, and I don’t plan to ever start up again. I’m now a major health nut. I try to only put things into my body that will only do it good. When I turned thirty-three, I developed several food sensitivities, food intolerances, and food allergies, mainly thanks to the typical American diet which is making most of us sick. So I now try to stay away from harmful sugars, grains, preservatives, emulsifiers and all highly processed foods and would like to start growing my own foods someday soon. I also love to go on walks and long bike rides, as long as it is on a relatively nice day, where there aren’t too many steep hills, and I love to play Frisbee.
I’m not religious, but I am a very spiritual person. Philosophically speaking, I’m a pantheist. Personally, I believe the universe is one, ultimately connected and endless, self-perpetuating and self-sustaining entity of positive and negative forces that has always existed and always will and is constantly responsible for our existence. I’m a very optimistic person but not to the point of being naïve with a false sense of security. I question everything, as we all should. I love to examine the world, philosophize, and think deep thoughts. I try to prepare for the worst, yet hope for the best. So I guess I’m cautiously optimistic.
I love science and have a deep appreciation for the Scientific Method. I believe it’s one of the best ways to learn about the world, along side philosophical examination. I have a strong interest in rockets and in lighter-than-air airships (balloons, dirigibles, blimps) and I’m a major space travel enthusiast. I hope to live long enough to witness our first official contact with extraterrestrials and to see huge centrifugal space stations in Earth orbit, where I may travel to visit someday within my lifetime. I love to think and theorize about time dilation, time travel, gravity, and the nature of light. I enjoy analyzing theories offered by theoretical physicists and contemplating interesting concepts written about by science fiction writers. I also enjoy thinking about future technology and potential advancements that could help improve the world we live in.
I like all kinds of music, but my favorite kind is Classical and New Age. I think Vangelis is one of the greatest composers of all time, and I think Enya has created some of the most beautiful music ever produced by the human soul. I love the sound of wooden flutes, stringed instruments, and giant church bells. I also enjoy the sounds of a light rain and of distant thunder.
I love to watch movies, especially old epic films, but the era of great movie making and great story telling seems to have passed, at least for now. Though, there are still a few good ones from time-to-time. My all time favorite movie is the original 1981 “Clash of The Titans.” Another favorite is the 2002 version of “The Count of Monte Cristo.” Some of my favorite classic sitcoms or shows to watch–and guilty pleasures–are The Andy Griffith Show, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Kung-Fu, Wings, Columbo, Threes Company, The Brady Bunch, Happy Days, The Cosby Show, Family Ties, Little House on The Prairie, Land of The Lost, Leave It To Beaver, and Gilligan’s Island. I also really enjoy reading classic novels.
My favorite seasons are the two transitional ones, spring and autumn. I’m absolutely terrified of tornadoes! I’m afraid of bees, wasps, hornets, and yellow-jackets. Insects in general seem to always flock towards me and fly into my face and towards my eyes; I learned they are attracted to dark colors like my eyes and hair. I’m really creeped out by large tree roaches, grasshoppers, and, of course, spiders.
I’m a moderate Democrat or, rather, a Centrist who advocates a delicate balance between big government and small government, between rules and freedom, and between independence and dependence. It’s best to avoid all the extremes. I try to apply balance to every aspect of my life. By that same token, I guess I shouldn’t tell you too much about myself. I should keep some of it private and leave you with some mystery. But if you wish to learn even more about me, you may read many of my other essays and watch all my videos. I appreciate your interest in me. Thanks for reading!
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