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  • Something to tell the world!

    My name is Marinus I'm Dutch. I like to learn more about cultures instead of language. For now Dutch and English are fine. I really like to align my life with personal development. In life I have different purposes, but in the end it all serves one thing that I have been denying my whole life.

  • My proudest accomplishments

    Always being able to find a solution, whatever it takes.

    I'm now proud of starting to write my book. For years I've been fantasizing to entertain myself in boring and lonely times. All those years of fantasy have trained my brain for this very idea. The idea of creating my own fictional world that I want to share with people who enjoy fantasy.

  • My interests in other cultures

    At the moment I'm writing a fantasy novel. Since people around me tend to think I'm a complex person, this will be reflected in my book. I want to create o world that operates on a system and knowledge about culture would really help me. Specific culture that could help me in my first book for worldbuilding are:

    - Swedish
    - Norwegian
    - Finish
    - Danish
    - German
    - Dutch

    And maybe even more.

    I want to incorporate even more cultures. But the first book takes place in a country that is similar to the above.

  • I'm an expert at...

    If there is one thing I might be good at, it's seeing connections between different things. This ability also helps me to be more creative.

  • Living abroad for one year

    I lived in Belgium for 4 years.

  • Something uncommon about me

    I'm able to find people that I can have meaningful and deep friendships with. Usually I'm that one friend people can really talk with about life.

  • A personal challenge

    I honestly have trouble with opening up to people emotionally. I'm often perceived as a robot with no feelings, but on the contrary I do feel those very deeply. To me this is a real challenge, because people have difficulties reading me. This often leads to acting in a way that people perceive as selfish while I never have bad intentions against anyone. For the people who know about MBTI my type would be INTJ.

    I now try to listen more to people, to hear their thoughts idea's and perspectives. At my job it seems to be working, but I'm not there yet.

  • I wish people knew more about...

    That I have a lot of value to offer friendship & relationship. This world is all about the appearance, the first impression and conforming to the society in a way that is desirable for the majority. I'm not that kind of person, my fruits aren't directly for the picking, instead they take a bit longer to become ripe.

  • Childhood pleasures

    My childhood was quite good. I loved to create fantasy adventures with my friends outside in forests, making headquarters in trees and fighting each other like knights. Whenever I was alone, which was mostly the case, I played a lot with LEGO. Hours and hours were spent on creating my own narratives, buildings, etc.

  • My opinion on human nature

    I look at people like a scientist. People are animals and because of that have impulses and tendencies that are out of our conscious control. This is purely my logical mind that is creating the afore mentioned sentence. In the end we do feel a lot as well. The world is not a dark place, though I do perceive it darker than it really is. In the end the world is just there. How we deal with it is in our control.

    Often I get the impressions that we believe to be better than other creatures which I don't agree with. My wish for humanity is that we all become more aware as a global entity.

  • I always enjoy talking about...

    Humans, psychology, philosophies, existence, films, fantasy, hypothetical situation, mental frameworks, etc.