All About Me

In my autobiography, I describe myself as an introverted agnostic Mormon with anarcho-transhumanist and environmentalist tendencies.

I’ve more recently described myself as a curmudgeonly cynical optimist.  But I don’t think that is completely accurate.  Check the following definitions:

  • curmudgeon:  crusty, ill-tempered and usually old man.
  • cynical:  believing that people are motivated by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or integrity.
  • optimist:  a person who tends to be hopeful and confident about the future or the success of something.

I will admit to being a curmudgeon, although I’m not particularly ill-tempered.  I am old.  I’m a curmudgeon in the Andy Rooney style.

In retrospect, cynical is too strong.  I don’t believe that all people are “motivated by self-interest.”  Certainly Trump is.  But I know too many people who are selfless, many to the extreme.  Skeptical (not easily convinced, have doubts and reservations) is a better description of my personality.

And despite my curmudgeonly demeanor and skepticism, I am an optimist.  I have to be; I have 11 grandchildren aged 7-20.

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