Finding the difference between who we are and who we want to be is not so difficult; the real challenge comes when we try to be who we want to be.
I will do my best to present the objective me and expose my ideas so that you can determine your own judgment toward me.
I've always had strong ideals which have caused me some troubles while dealing with my friends and integrating in different groups of people. However, I understand them as the virtue of defending who I am.
I am a strong-willed person and I take pride of my decisions, regardless of what others think about me.
When I was 14, I realized the importance of independence. I learned to be alone; I also learned that my best friend is myself. I believe that self-confidence, honesty, selfishness and hard work are key points to reach happiness, because those lead to achievement.
I think that everything is earned, and I strongly believe in morality and freedom as a basis to develop life.
To me, a person's political views determine their philosophy of life and who they really are. So, I will let you know which are mine: I am an anarcho-capitalist, which means that I don’t support physical force against others, and I am pro capitalism and a free market. I look for a free society where the power is within the individuals and their own sovereign decisions. It also means that I don't support lying, stealing or murdering innocent people (such as the government does). I trust in human rational judgment as tool to develop our lives.
I am young but think that the concept of “old age” is a human construct that only exists in the mind, and it is not determinative of our knowledge or wisdom. - Even though if time exists as an objective reality.
My life revolves around art and learning. Discovering new subjects and thoughts makes me feel alive. I am a creative person. When I do something, I give all of me because it is my way of understanding the sense of life. Not a day goes by when I don't do my best to improve my knowledge and renew my thoughts.
I used to be a fine arts college student, but I left my degree - even if I was in my last year - because the knowledge and the philosophy that are taught in my faculty go against my basic principles of life. I wasn't learning anything and it was destroying my passion for life. To me, living without integrity - acting daily against one's ideals - is the worst harm that a person can do against their lives. So I started working hard, painting and selling my artwork in Spain in order to earn enough money to travel to the US, thrive as individual and achieve my goals.
My purpose of life is living of my art. I've always known it. My artwork is the result of what I am.
I have the conviction that success may be a wonderful summit, but it is determined by the way in that it has been achieved. Whether it has been reached by man's courage and integrity or, on the contrary, by man's attempt against his own principles, will determine if it is a true success or a profound failure.
Experience with Objectivism
I am familiar with the Ayn Rand's Objectivism for about 2 years, and the more I learn about it, the more I love it.
"All greatness of character is dependent on individuality. The man who has no other existence than that which he partakes in common with all around him, will never have any other than an existence of mediocrity." - James Fenimore Cooper