For a long time, I have been thinking about how I would like to describe myself – here and in the few socials I am in.
Today I have finally expressed what I wanted to say. Below are a long overdue few words about me. They will also be on the about page and in my bio on Mastodon, in a simplified form.
While working on this text, I also updated my values page.
Defining myself by what I do isn’t my way. Defining myself by who I am is. But who I am, what I believe, is not eternal. I have changed my mind many times. It doesn’t mean that I don’t have values. I have them. I stand firmly by them.
Freedom. Peace. Equality. Diversity. Dignity. Humanity. For all.
These are my values. They are independent of my beliefs and my professions and my experiences. They are independent, but I understand them differently today than I did ten years ago, and I’m sure I’ll understand them differently in ten years’ time.
I have changed myself many times. Growing up is a process and in this process I have learnt something. But I still don’t know a lot of things.
I’ve done a lot in my life, but I’m young, I know I’ll do more. I’ve done many things I’m not proud of, but I have no regrets, I’ve tried my best to be a good man. I have tried my best not to bring more evil into the world. I like to think I succeeded, but one can never be sure. There was a time in my life when I defined myself by my job, and that’s not true anymore. In the end it doesn’t matter. There was a time when I defined myself by the virtues of my character, but I have understood that these are just my opinions.
It took me many years to understand how limited I was, and then it took me many years to understand that there’s nothing wrong with that. I have learned something and I have discovered something, but above all I know now that I have much more to learn and much more to discover. I’m curious. I like learning, I like discovering different points of view, I like discovering my own path. I like connecting the little dots of wisdom and knowledge I have found along the way.
There are many things I want to say out loud, many things I have to say, and in order to express my voice, this website was created.
Now, I’m sure you’re curious, dear wanderer, who I am, what I do, how I earn my living, or maybe what’s interesting about me. Well, I’m not going to make it any easier for you. You can get to know me, but there’s no shortcut. Let’s talk, let’s discuss, let’s get to know each other. Maybe we will become friends, who knows.