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Comment author: HungryTurtle 01 March 2012 03:40:47PM 5 points [-]


I have been coming to this site for about a month now. I would prefer to be known as HungryTurtle if that is okay.

I have a friend who I like to play with who recommended this site to me. Honestly, I was coming to this site hoping to find some fun people to play with. When I say "play" I do not mean it in a condescending way. My concept of play is similar to the idea of The Beginner's Mind in Buddhism. Anyway, being here a month, I have realized that the ideas on this blog have great meaning to its members, and that to not address them in this way would be crude. So for now I guess I am just trying to interact as humbly as I can. I would classify myself as a moderate rationalist, meaning that while rationalism is important to me it is not as important as moderation. I do think there is such a thing as rational irrationality. If I ever get 20 karma points I would love to write a post about it, even though it will probably bankrupt my karma. I am currently working for an American Non-profit called Teach For America. I am not sure what I will do after that. If there is anything else anyone would like to know feel free to ask.