Today is my 33rd birthday, and birthdays always seem to be good times for reflection on where I am and how I got there.
Though I feel there ARE substantial cultural pressures that are unfair to women, I believe that a lack of empathy is the root cause misogyny.
I’m making an effort toward living in a post-gender mindset today, in order to be ready for the future I want. It will either make the transition easier on senile old man me, or in some small way help make that optimistic future come just a little sooner.
For a long time, I’ve been somewhat environmentally conscious. I turn lights off when I leave the room. I turn off the sink when I brush my teeth. But I have never bought into environmentalism.
For a couple years, I was a Libertarian. Then, I had trouble justifying my personal philosophies with Libertarian principles.
Since the day I moved out of my parents’ house, I’ve been extorted, dominated, lied to, and had horrible things done to people I’ve never met in my name. I don’t know what it’s like to feel free anymore, and it’s getting harder and harder to feign ignorance.
It has been my observation over the last several years that lawmaking and social development are extremely similar to game design. I invite you all to take a game of choice and look deeply into what we can learn from it as a society.