I began my educational quest with my heart and mind set on economics, or more accurately, set on making money on Wall Street. After some transformative experiences, I started studying philosophy and fell deeply in with Buddhism and other Eastern philosophical traditions, as well as Plato's work and some other pieces of the Western canon.
I stuck around the University for a go at a Master's degree. I assembled my own degree through a Liberal Studies format, with a focus on peace and reconciliation studies as well as more philosophy. I wrote my thesis on Karl Marx's ideas of alienation and commodification as applied to our world today, with a reccommendation of applying engaged Buddhist ethics and practices as a path of reconciling the many issues of our time.
As a graduate, I continue my studies of economics, sociology, philosophy, politics, spirituality, and the like with the interest of gaining further understanding and ability to contribute clarity and goodness through my works.
I've done nothing in my past employment that I would frame as "me", or representative of my career. My last job was as a barista in a specialty coffee shop. I love cafes, but unfortunately, have fallen allergic to coffee, which truly is a tragedy that I'd rather not talk about.
At the present I am glad to say I am a writer, ready to write, for you.
And thank you for visiting my profile. My true name is XXXXXXX, but you shall know my as Philosophic, for the Philosopher is my nature, the lover of wisdom. I am also a Wizard of Words, a Prolific Poet of a kind rarely seen in our dimension, and you would not recognize me at the least if you did see my work.
Anyway, let’s get to business, shall we? I am an academic with a few degrees under my belt, and perhaps with one or two more calling me. Philosophy, sociology, psychology, literature, poetry, health, consciousness, ethics, anthropology, these are a few of my favorite things.
My intellectual soul mission in academia has been to reach greater understanding of the social, political, economic, spiritual and other dynamics of what we know as our reality. This mission is not separate from my overall life mission, which is to become the best person I can be, to develop all my powers to the highest extent so that I may live a most fulfilled life contributing the greatest magic to the world. Really, it’s all play, and I am here to play.
I do this job so that I may travel the world, experience my favorite cultures, explore deeper depths, “heal,” grow, uplift, inspire, and create. I love writing, thinking, exploring, and learning. I am Philosophic. This is why I am here.