posted on Feb, 2 2013 @ 01:02 AM
Just as my name suggest “Intrinsic Motivation – The desire to engage in an activity because we enjoy it or find it interesting, not because of
external rewards or pressures” is what has lead me to finally join this great website after lurking here for the past 3 years. I want to take this
time to say thank you to everyone that has contributed to this site that has helped stimulate my curiosity with a diverse range of topics that I have
been researching on my own time of my own free will.
I am a man who has learned to step back outside of the frame to see the whole picture. Like many people here, it did not take long to see that
everything is not what we have been lead to believe. Since I was born I have been on a different path. I am not one who feels they have to hide behind
an anonymous screen name to speak my mind. In fact my name is Judas, that’s right, the 1 and only. Growing up with this name was a little ruff due
to ignorant comments that people make, but hey, it just forced me to sharpen my game at an early age. A moment I can look back on and laugh about
nowadays is when I was kicked out of Jr. High School back in 95 for self-defense only to end up at a private Christian school getting “that look”
from my bible teacher when I introduced myself to him (the face he made never gets old).
I have lived all over the U.S. and consider America my home, that and the fact that I am of Shawnee decent. 16 years of my life were spent in the
North West and Washington will always have a special place in my heart (shout out to the 253). Now I am in North Carolina and I will tell you that as
soon as I got here, it felt like I had been here before, and while it is not as fast paced as the cities I have lived in, I can find peace in this
slower paced atmosphere. While no one here knows me or my trials and tribulations that I have been through while continually undergoing the process of
growth and development, I will say that I have been through many experiences that might have drove the average person insane. I earned some bad karma
during my teens due to gang affiliation, but never got caught up. At the age of 21, that karma came back to bite me in the form of a DUI to which I
was lost in the system for 45 days in 23 hour lockdown, only to be before a judge that did not know why I was there still and PR’ed me and told me
to come back for sentencing. Well I never went back for sentencing and five years later would end up doing another 120 days on that offense, but would
end up securing my own release early due to my studying of the RCW’s (Revised Codes of Washington).
Anyways I am not the person I used to be, and I owe that change in perspective to my two children. It is amazing how fast your views change once
you are blessed with new life. I am a jack of all trades and it has helped me and mine survive these economic troubles. I have a building background
as I was raised with my father being a general contractor, and can construct a home to code from start to finish. It is not what I love to do, but it
helps put food on the table. I am at heart, a musician and enjoy the art of creating something in my mind and bringing it to reality, which is why I
am good at visioning remodeling projects.
I am an avid reader and can tell you that some of my favorite books I own are: The 48 Laws of Power; 33 Strategies of War; Book of Five Rings; and
The Art of War. They have really helped me make sense of past events and keep me protected from those who would seek to manipulate or take advantage
of me. These books are what sparked my curiosity in the social sciences. As of now I am working on my bachelor’s in Psychology and I am almost
there. After that I will be applying to a law school, what better way to beat a corrupt system then at their own game. Believe me when I tell you from
experience that if you do not know the law, you will be taken advantage of by it.
What do I have to offer this site some of you may be wondering? From all the papers I have been writing over the past couple of years, if I am
presenting a topic it will be thoroughly researched, properly cited in text as well as a works cited or reference page for everyone to locate
instantly anything I am using. Also you will not get any threads or posts from me citing Wikipedia.
My life is an open book, no shame in my game. If you listened to any of my music you would get some insight into me. Some of my personal mottos
are “Truth Hurts” but that is all you will get from me, “Still I Rise,” & “Help me, help you, help us.” One thing I will let everyone
know is that in the name of stimulating intelligent conversations and getting others to look outside of their construal, I sometimes play devil’s
advocate. Do not be confused though, I am not one to come out and attack people because I do not agree with them. I understand that you can lead a
horse to water, but you cannot force it to drink. The best way to convince someone of something is by letting them feel that they have arrived at
their conclusions on their own.
If there are any questions for me, please do not hesitate to ask; after all, the only dumb questions are the ones that were never asked. To those
still reading, I thank you, and I will get those 20 posts in asap. I expect no one here to take my word on what I have wrote here, but my track record
I am about to build on this site will be evident enough of who I am. Once again, thank you to all who contribute here and I look forward to helping
contribute to a site that has been an active part of my life for the past 3 years.
The 1 & Only Judas, aka Intrinsic Motivation