posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 11:42 AM
I have long lurked around these forums, but never felt the need to post anything (hence, no reason to sign up for an account).
My favorite topics to read about are (in no order):
I tend to view most every topic/discussion/opinion with an open mind - another person's thoughts/opinions are as valid as mine, and tend to be based
upon perspective and experience (and sometimes evidence). I don't change my opinion without evidence - but, I love hearing the thoughts of others,
even if I fundamentally disagree with them. I am in love with the "what if" of the world, human history, and the future.
I try to treat everyone with equal respect and kindness, but will admit that "Devil's Advocate" and negative types can really test my ability to be
respectful and kind at times. I tend to be an eternal optimist - both in thought and in word - one of those "a smile can change the world" types.
My username, Arista, is another name for the star Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo - Arista just sounded "prettier" than Spica
(which sounds like a weird fruit, or something you do to a volleyball).
I look forward to getting to know others here at ATS, perhaps even making a few friends
Anyway... HELLO ATSians!