diogenes_cask

diogenes_cask


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  • Something to tell the world!

    Greetings to everyone! I'm simply inquring, open-minded, friendly and sophisticated person looking for genuine acquaintances all around the globe. Essentially, I'm here because I enjoy long conversations and discussions of all kinds.

    Creativity and civility are sine qua non in my life. My interests revolve around a vast variety of topics and themes such as History (Classical antiquity & Medieval eras, predominantly Ancient Rome and Greece.), Cultural anthropology, Mythology & Foklore, Literature, Modelling and Figurines, Astronomy, Collecting antiquities, Wild life and nature, Linguistics, Handcrafts, Astrophotography just to name a few.

  • My interests in other cultures

    Without learning other cultures around us, we are simply like the frog living in the bottom of the well and glancing at the sky from the bottom of the well. In such situation, sky is always in the size of the well's head diameter.

  • I'm an expert at...

    I'm an expert at ancient histories since that's my passion and profession.

  • Favourite books/authors/films

    I'm an avid reader always and appreciate the nuances of literature. Although I enjoy each and every sort of genres in literature, I favor classics and victorian era the best. The books I like, could be listed as:

    * One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    * Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    * Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
    * To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
    * To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    * The Stranger by Albert Camus
    * The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
    * As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
    * Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
    * The Flowers of Evil by Charles Baudelaire
    * Howards End by E. M. Forster
    * One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
    * Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
    * Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
    * Frankenstein: The 1818 Text by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    * Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol
    * Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

  • I'm excited about...

    Well. I'm always excited when I'm about to create something or about to comprehence something totally alien to me. A good movie, book, documentary, and a like-minded accompany, are quite enough to excite me.

  • Making the world a better place

    We might see the world as a better place in the very day we see homosaphiens in the list of endangered spicies. I know it sounds kind of brutal but mankind's self is nothing but a destructive brute.

  • A trick or piece of advice

    “Don't do what you want. Do what you don't want. Do what you're trained not to want. Do the things that scare you the most."

  • Something uncommon about me

    I have chiroptophobia.

  • My proudest accomplishments

    I've been a volunteer in an animal shelter for several years. I'd hundreds of adorable furry little buddies. I'm proud of every life we've saved over there.

  • Over or underrated

    Overrated: Mankind.
    Underrated: Wolves.

  • A personal challenge

    Once I've tried to live in a cave for a week. After this experience, I can easily say that "stop watching survival shows on TV, nature always wins!" 🙂

  • My opinion on human nature

    An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”

    He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”

    The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”

    The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

  • My parents and me

    My parents are two distant stars in the sky anymore but yet they keep throwing light on my path even in the darkest nights.

  • Living abroad for one year

    Without a second thought, I'd say Iceland: ranges from crystal blue glacier lagoons to green moss volcanoes, red sand beaches, black desert landscapes, mighty waterfalls, enigmatic shows of geysirs, northern lights.... unspoiled wilderness. It'd serve me lots of things to discover for a year.

  • I always enjoy talking about...

    I enjoy talking about facts or experiences on anything. Literally anything.

  • I wish people knew more about...

    I wish people knew more about that prejudice is ignorence.

  • I recently learnt...

    Religion is for people who're afraid of going to hell. Spirituality is for those who've already been there.

  • I feel concerned about...

    I feel concerned about anything becoming extinct on this Earth: a culture, a language, some manner or etiquette, some animal, some plant or some other spicies.

  • Life regrets

    I wish I had started with astrophotography in early ages.

  • Cities and countries I have visited

    Japan, South Korea, Mongolia, Thailand, Nepal, Egypt, Iran, Morocco, Greece, Bulgaria, Georgia, Russia, Ukraina, Belarus, Iceland, Finland, Italy, Albania, Bosnia, Germany, Austria, Great Britain, Hungary, Norway

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