Ahaha, yes, expletives add colour to the conversation.
Ah, yup. I would rather do the research and get something that I would make full use of. Minimalist is a big thing. As an art movement, when it comes to running shoes, living life...I have subscribed to it for a while. A couple of years ago I also thought through the sentimentality we put on inanimate objects, leading us to hold onto it or keep it stowed away somewhere, where you never really use it. Of course, until you find it again and go through the same process. I got rid of that trait, didn't really need it and as you said, just adds to the clutter. The sentiment is always there, the object doesn't have to be. So, all the stuff I need fits in my suitcase at the moment. Except for all the books I own. I have a library that I had to leave in Aus, which I will bring over to wherever it is that I end up in this world.
I kind of expected it to be unsatisfying, considering it was well out of any area of interest of mine. But, it is hard to find a job here, plus it may actually help me move to Canada as a resident rather than a student, which will help with the bill associated with studying. So, I have reasons to put up with it. It occupies my brain, just doesnt't challenge it. I have math for that. I wouldn't say I feel more isolated, just that it isn't a social environment. Having said that, I have seen and been through worse environments when it comes to work.
No forgiveness necessary, nothing wrong with a little self experimentation. How else do we learn really? Seems like your social experiment was a success after all.
I agree, headphones aren't the best conversation starter. I also wonder how I would feel if someone came up t me randomly and started talking to me, if I looked like I wanted company and wasn't wearing my headphones. I mean, the absence of company doesn't necessarily equate to wanting company, you know?
You own birds? I haven't had the best track record with birds...I've been attacked and ***t on...And they always like sitting in my hair until they realise it isn't a nest and start flapping about caught up in all of it. I never know if I'm more harassed by that situation or the bird is. I do get caught up watching them in flight, mainly because I wish I could fly. It actually saddens me a little that even if I modified myself genetically to just grow wings, I wouldn't be aerodynamic enough or have the muscular capacity/knowledge to use them