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About Carl.W.Sims

  • Birthday 05/15/1985

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    Jefferson, TX
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    Reading, Gardening, Cooking, Wine, Fine Liquor, Jogging, Animals

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    In a relationship
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    Carl W. Sims
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  • Biography/Intro
    I was born and raised in Texas by Baptist Republicans, ran away from the ideals I was born into when I realized I was gay and became a left leaning Democrat practicing every neo-pagan religion I could get my hands on. Then one day I discovered atheism and finally Objectivism and woke up from the silly daydreams I had found my mind mired in. Now I am a bit older, and still not exactly where I want to be in my life, but I am working towards it in a much more constructive way. I have found a partner to share my life with and who, while he doesn't follow the same philosophy as me, still shows an uncanny abundance of rational thought and we share many of the same points of view. I am a huge book worm and love to read anything and everything, including conflicting viewpoints. I like to cook and to spend time outdoors. I don't watch much television or movies, and I don't even really listen to music all that much as I'd much prefer the quiet of reading a good book.
  • Experience with Objectivism
    I have read On the Virtue of Selfishness, and I've started both Atlas Shrugged and Fountainhead, though I've yet to fully finish either. It is a common problem with me to not be able to read all the way through such large books in one piece.
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  1. I will never, in my life, understand why ignorant people have to follow the urge to open their mouths and say something about a topic or situation they obviously have no grasp on. While responding to a post by my sister today about judging people I had a person misunderstand my comment in disagreement with the original post and personally attack me, calling me an idiot, because she took my response as a response to her. If she had simply read what it was I'd said, and even attempted to unders...

  2. The precept: “Judge not, that ye be not judged” . . . is an abdication of moral responsibility: it is a moral blank check one gives to others in exchange for a moral blank check one expects for oneself. There is no escape from the fact that men have to make choices; so long as men have to make choices, there is no escape from moral values; so long as moral values are at stake, no moral neutrality is possible. To abstain from condemning a torturer, is to become an accessory to the torture and...

  3. "Two hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer," Unknown

  4. It is the absence of facts that frightens people: the gap you open, into which they pour their fears, fantasies, desires. Hilary Mantel

  5. Finally got to watch Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country with Brandon. Last of the Original Series movies. Now we can start on The Next Generation! I'm so glad they finally put the movie back on Netflix! Was wondering when we'd finally get to see it!

  6. Signed up for Scribd today. So far it's turning out to be a very good program to be part of. Subscription based ebook rental. Nine dollars a month for unlimited book rentals. Most of the books I wanted were available, and the others I'll just buy. I've grown tired of waiting around for books to be available at the library, and having to worry about how quickly or slowly I'm reading them. It gets tedious after a while, and it goes against my personal philosophy by forcing the general public to...

  7. I've just uninstalled Facebook and Messenger from my phone. If you need to get in touch with me and you have my phone number, text me. If you don't, leave me a message on here and I'll respond when I can. If you have my email address you can use that as well, but I'm tired of online crap taking up so much of my time.

  8. Just finished Lies of Locke Lamora and was quite well entertained. It's honestly one of the best books I've read in a very long time! If you are a reader I definitely suggest you pick it up!

  9. So I found out today that after next week I should be officially moving to produce. I cannot wait! I have been so unhappy on the front end, for so long, that it's going to be absolutely amazing to get to work with such an awesome team and do something I really like on a daily basis.

  10. Worked in produce today, and it was literally the best day at work I've ever had. I felt happy to be there and went home feeling accomplished instead of annoyed and emotionally drained. I'm tired but because I did actual work, not running around freaking out. Hopefully I'll end up in either produce, or grocery sometime soon. I can already tell I'll be much happier. Can't wait for Friday and my other day in produce!

  11. "There is no such thing as a lousy job - only lousy men who don't care to do it." Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged This quote really sums up what I think about most everything that is wrong with America at this point in history. People cry out constantly that there are no jobs. I can drive down the street any day of the week and see countless help wanted signs. Some have been up for months. They may not be prestigious, or glamorous jobs, but they are jobs. When I started my current job I spent t...

  12. “One of the biggest problems with the world today is that we have large groups of people who will accept whatever they hear on the grapevine, just because it suits their worldview—not because it is actually true or because they have evidence to support it. The really striking thing is that it would not take much effort to establish validity in most of these cases… but people prefer reassurance to research.” ― Neil deGrasse Tyson

  13. "With beat of systole and of diastole One grand great life throbs through earth's giant heart, And mighty waves of single Being roll From nerveless germ to man, for we are part Of every rock and bird and beast and hill, One with the things that prey on us, and one with what we kill." Oscar Wilde

  14. A nice cup of mint green tea to soothe me, and tales of the gentlemen bastards to keep me entertained.

  15. Adriana Jeffery check out the book Capitalism by Ayn Rand. I think you might find it an interesting read. Capitalism is not the evil that so many people seem to think it is. Follow this link for a bit of an introducing into her ideas: http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/capitalism.html

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