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Commissioning works for violin that address the climate crisis from a human origins angle.

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My Story

I'm a person who's interested in multiple topics. I love discovering new ideas, philosophies, new ways to live and think, and a lot of that only works if you're constantly pushing yourself out of your comfort zone, allowing your mind to change. My mind changes all the time, and I like that. I think cringing at things that I've said in the recent past means that I'm not stuck, or stagnant, and that I'm growing. With new evidence, I am open to accepting that I am wrong. That is the scientific method in a nutshell, but the weight of the word 'evidence' cannot be understated. 

In today's climate of extremism, I'm interested in what is actually true. What can't we escape from, no matter how much we wish something, an ideology or otherwise, to be true. After all, arguments based on 'feelings' will not stand up to scrutiny. Since the Age of Reason, the hard sciences has proven to us, time and time again, that they are the most reliable source of truth. Of course no system is perfect, especially one that is controlled and lead by human beings, fallible primates with a prefrontal cortex that hasn't evolved much since our ____. Our lust for power, as well as belonging and validation, has both been sources of great accomplishments as well as tragic demises. 

All in all, I think we are the same. I don't believe we've really changed much for much of our history. We've been around for approximately 200,000 years, and yet, we still experience heartbreak, believe in the supernatural, have a tribal type of thinking, murder and rape, steal, care for, nurture, aspire to, despise, plan, etc. 

We are ever evolving animals, much like our mammalian family members, and other life on this planet, yet we don't see ourselves in this way. 

How long will we wait until we listen? How long until we can pull ourselves out of superficial distractions, whose importance we lie to ourselves about, to really make a change? 

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