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15 minutes of me rambling on about how I want to spend my life because why not
ben_pizzalord
Ok I guess I should probably do this blog. It’s an interesting idea, but I have no idea how it will work considering I type pretty quickly and think incredibly inanely. Oh well. Ummmm...I can’t wait to get out of high school. From what I’ve heard college is much more tolerable in terms of the degree of challenge, as in everything in high school is either way too easy or way too hard, and often times you have to do things that take a lot of time and effort without really challenging you, and that gets really boring and hard to focus on. It gets really really hard to put out reasonable effort, and I really hope that college is going to be better. I finally decidded what I’m going to do in college, a lot of people I know have had it decided for a long time (some at the pushing of their parents), and even if I don’t actually believe that going into college with a set in stone plan is going to accomplish anything, I think that it’s a good idea to at least have some idea of the type of thing that you want to do. The problem for me was I couldn’t decide what I wanted to do, or more that I couldn’t decide what I DIDN’T want to do. I find almost everything interesting if ti’s presented in the correct context, and I feel that college would do a good job of that. So, I decided on this: I’m gonna try to get some sort of liberal arts degree, major in something in English or history, and take a lot of English, History, and Philosophy courses. I’m gonna get a good all around liberal arts degree, because I want my college record to show that I can think. Than, I’ll minor/take random classes in things related to computer science, programming and developing and whatnot, and business/marketing/economics. I feel that that would prepare me for pretty much any job I’d want to take. I’d also probably want to be involved in art and sport related stuff, (music in particular), but I wouldn’t want it to be part of my academics, because I’m not going to try to support myself on such things. They would be entirely recreational. I figure that with a liberal arts degree, and classes in comp sci/engineering/whatever I’ll be able to show potential employers that I can think, and that I have skills applicable in a number of things. I guess I also kinda wanna take classes related to the hardware aspect of computers, electronics and whatnot. I wouldn’t mind supporting myself as an electrician for a while, it could be fun. I like those tricky little problem things, which don’t take a lot of repetition or continuous work and progress, but where you have to bend your mind in funny ways and try to visualize complicated systems and figure out where the problem is or where you could improve upon the system or random stuff like that. That is the kind of work that my mind enjoys. THe moment I start repeating something, it gets that much less interesting, and continually doing the same thing with no room for thinking and no efforts to optimize further just frustrates me (I can do it, and, for a good enough wage and good enough hours I would, but I’d prefer not to). I figure after that I’ll wanna travel for a while, explore the world, go random-ass places like Japan and France and shit, maybe hitchhike across eastern Europe because why the hell not. Explore the U.S. some too, New York, um...I don’t know, that’s all I really particularly want to see in the U.S. as of now. Spend some time on the British Isles, admiring the countryside and whatnot, I love the fields and meadows and stuff they have there. I know it’s because of all the rain, but in a locale like that rain doesn’t bother me. It’s worth it. Rolling hills, emerald plains, the works. I wouldn’t want to go there during the winter though, snow’s fine, but that’s not why I’d be there. Probably spring would be the prettiest, just hike around and shit, I don’t know. Stay at bed and breakfasts and whatnot, sounds sorta fun and quaint. I’d of course bring my girlfriend along because she’s badass/sweet/smart/fun and we’d have a great time together. Maybe periodically invite friends on individual adventures, but she’d stay with me throughout. I’d want to explore places, but I”d also wanna explore the people too. Like, there’s the punk club in Berkeley, the Gilman. Well, a couple of my friends and I have been going there for a while, because it’s entertaining and interesting. I don’t consider myself a punk, but I find it fascinating to observe the way people interact and think and the various groups and types of people, and the music isn’t bad. And moshing is surprisingly incredibly fun. I’d want to find all sorts of niche cultural things and stuff like that in the world, like an epic gay bar in France or some shit, or like a traditional dance to bring in the spring done by Russian sailors. I don’t know, jsut random cultural gatherings where people hang out and have fun. I also want to try as many random activities as possible. like my dad and I tried windsurfing for a while, and it was kinda fun but I got lazy and bored because I kinda sucked. I should start that up again, it could be fun if I tried some more and worked harder. Anyway, random crap like that, enjoying doing stuff, playing ultimate frisbee with people, bungee jumping because why not, dancing in random places, I don’t know, EXPERIENCING LIFE. And now I’m out of time.

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