Yes, I'm an autodidactic odd-ball & I love it!
I grew up in woods in Northern California in house with 52 stairs, a German Shepard named Big Dog and hippies for parents. We actually did have a mile walk up a dirt road to the bus stop.
I was an introverted artist from day one and I wanted to be a geologist. I was in school during that special time when educators believed that everyone was either right brained or left brained. I excelled early on in all areas believed at the time to be “right-brained” activities so no one thought they should push me to excel in Science or Math. Well, our mum had me in classes at Lawrence Hall of Science in Livermore when I was 5, so someone WAS paying mind.
Point being, my intense love of science did not rear its head until after high school and it was always from a place of deep curiosity about "What the Fu*k life was and Why the Fu*k do our brains do that, and how on earth is that even possible?"
In my non stoic moments I am not pleased that I was not pushed in the sciences at a child. If I was independently wealthy I’d go back to school for affective neuroscience and sociobiology.
In my proper mind I am so intensely grateful for this new world we live in when not only can I learn from books by brilliant humans, but I can listen to & learn from innumerable intellectual giants in all of my many realms I’d interest!
There’s a lot that’s nuts in the world right now, but friends…there’s also A LOT about this special place in time that’s phenomenal!
SO! Now, I’m an autodidact odd-ball learning what I can when I can and sharing all I can along the way.
Cheers to life long learning & personal evolution!
My favorite books:
The Agile Gene, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy & Atlas Shrugged. I’m currently reading Home Deus and re-reading some Kurt Vonnegut and Chuck Palinuck.
"The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence." ~ Bukowski
“Between stimulus and response there is a space and in that space sour power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”~ Viktor Frankl