reply to post by beezzer
1. Do you think a world-view discussion is necessary for the Regent position?
No, I think it is an important issue and it should be discussed in conversations. But I do not think that it is necessary for the Regent or anyone to
discuss their views on the World unless they choose to do so. A World view is rarely something that is agreed upon and is purely based on perception.
A persons World view also may sometimes change over time. I usually find that being more specific on each issue and topic is a better way to actually
evaluate a person's overall position. Rather than hearing a shortened politically correct version. Watered down generalizations are usually given to
mask information not reveal it.
Not many things are actually "necessary" in the course of human events. Air, water, food, shelter are the things that are necessary for all humans
including the Regent. Many other things are important and are to be desired. I would say that any type of political discussion falls under the
category of being a form of mental masturbation.
2. How would you differentiate yourself between the other candidates approaches to this position?
I would treat the position as a new oppotunity to build friendships. I would treat it as an inspiration to learn, grow and pass on that knowledge with
as much patience and grace as possible. I would grow with the position in a mutually beneficial symbiotic relationship. I would help teach the new
members what it means to deny ignorance and also offer assistance to the older members. As I helped and taught I would also learn. Then I would try to
improve upon the already strong foundations that is our shared knowledge base here at ATS. By creating better understanding and trying to organize
the best that ATS has to offer. Making it more easily located and available for the readers.
What makes you unique?
I am the Ipsissimus
I have experienced life in many places and in many ways. I know the ups, the downs, the highs and the lows. I have traveled to different countries and
continents. I know much about religion, history, geography, science, math, music, art. I have been called a sage, a mystic, a guru, an oracle, a
teacher, a prophet and a poet.
I know that there is still much I need to learn and I can humble myself when necessary. I will teach everything I know and I always will practice what
I preach. I am an optimist and an opportunist at the same time. I strive towards acheiving positive goals that align with my morals and ideals. I seek
to attain peace and enlightenment. But I will not run from conflict if there is a need to confront any perceived evils.
I come from harsh city streets. But I still live among the stars. My foundations are solid but they can still rest on a cloud. I will roar like a lion
yet whisper like the wind. My eyes see beyond their own vision. My ears hear only from the heart. When challenged by adversity I will bend and not
break. My edges are sharp but my center is soft.
My breath speaks only Truth. I deny ignorance like a blacksmith who pounds his hot steel over the anvil, breaking away the slag to reveal the inner
stength and secret form hidden within. I will form, mold and shape the future from the crumbled remains of the past. I have journeyed from the fiery
pits of Hell to hallowed grounds in Heaven and back to the blessed Earth again.
From the warm, sweet milk of a mothers teet. To the harsh crack and painful sting of the slave drivers whip. I have tasted the fruits of my labor. My
eyes have seen the glory and the despair that encompasses all that shapes this reality and beyond. I have witnessed galaxies being destroyed and the
Universe become immortal. There is nothing I have not seen nor anywhere I have not been.
I am the reaper and the sower. I am peace and I am war. I am a tool and a weapon. I am joy and I am sorrow. I am love and I am hate. I am life and I
am death. I am chaos and I am order. Each day I suffocate with every breath.
3. How would ATS benefit from your leadership?
ATS would benefit by having an extremely versatile, multi faceted, well rounded friendly gentleman. And an all around intelligent, funny, charismatic,
enthusiastic, experienced and talented diplomat available to them.