2009.08.20 07:00 - Three years ahead of the curve

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    Archmage Atlantis: hello, genesis

    genesis Zhangsun: Hi!

    genesis Zhangsun: have you been here before?

    Archmage Atlantis: I've beeen coming almost daily for about a week

    genesis Zhangsun: oh great

    Archmage Atlantis: I have friends who come here regularly

    genesis Zhangsun: just wanted to check whether I needed to explain what we do etc

    Archmage Atlantis: I've found most of the conversations interesting

    genesis Zhangsun: oh good, have you started doing any of the explorations?

    genesis Zhangsun: 9 seconds for example?

    Archmage Atlantis: Given your position as Project Mgr, I'd love hearing what information you might chose to impart

    Archmage Atlantis: I have read through the website for PAB, the rules and the idea

    genesis Zhangsun: my role as Project Manager really applies to my role at Kira

    genesis Zhangsun: while PaB is one initiative I really don't take an active role to "manage" this community except in a "in the background" sort of way

    genesis Zhangsun: to keep things running smoothly

    genesis Zhangsun: I can speak to Play as Being, as someone who has participated in it for over a year

    genesis Zhangsun: so what do you find interesting about PaB

    Archmage Atlantis: Well, I am interested in Kira also, I had never heard of it......being mostly in the corporate world until recently

    Archmage Atlantis: The most valuable thing has been the openess to all ideas




    Archmage Atlantis: The most interresting thing is the entities who come here and their interests and backgrounds

    genesis Zhangsun: yes I find the people here interesting too.

    genesis Zhangsun: what is your background?

    Archmage Atlantis: My last position was directing a team creating financial and operational reports for a multinational corporation, ....design, development, programming and implementation

    genesis Zhangsun: that sounds important :)

    genesis Zhangsun: so how did you get interested in PaB like topics? Contemplation etc?

    Archmage Atlantis: I became disabled 3 years ago, now I am more interested in my avoctions of philosophy, religion, neurological understanding of the mind and the future of humanity and it's decendents and other entities we shall interact with in this galaxy

    Archmage Atlantis: Not so important, if disability hadn't kicked in, I would have probably had my team integrated with the larger corporate group and lost my position

    Archmage Atlantis: I was 3 years ahead of the curve *smile*

    genesis Zhangsun: wow, interesting

    genesis Zhangsun: may I ask what type of disability?

    Archmage Atlantis: Sure, the worst part is the neuropathy which limits my physical ability, but also peripheral vascular disease, diabetes,,,,and a bunch of other "conditions"... mostly disabled due to the cummulative effect of them all, no one special thing

    genesis Zhangsun: it must have been quite difficult to see more and more conditions appearing

    genesis Zhangsun: puzzling I am sure for you

    Archmage Atlantis: My heart doctor says my heart is strong and younger in effective age than I, to which I say great, I'm going to live a long downhill spiral

    genesis Zhangsun: how do you feel about it now?

    Archmage Atlantis: I accept, my personal beliefs have come more into focus with each round of increased physical and financial challenge

    genesis Zhangsun: yes difficult times can push us into more enlightened views in a way

    genesis Zhangsun: acceptance of what "is"

    Archmage Atlantis: You share some interests. I see some philosophy groups you have chosen to belong to

    genesis Zhangsun: yes though I can't say I have visited many of the groups often

    genesis Zhangsun: I have been quite busy with Kira this past year

    Archmage Atlantis: Yea, you only have to hit me over the head with a ball peen hammer for 50+ years to start to "get it" *chuckle*




    Archmage Atlantis: How did you come to be involved with Kira?

    genesis Zhangsun: I met Piet in a coffee shop last year, a time in my life when I felt uncertain about what my next steps should be

    genesis Zhangsun: I had graduated from law school, got married and had a baby all in a short time

    Archmage Atlantis: Quite a trifecta

    genesis Zhangsun: I had always been very career oriented, on a clear track, had a sense that my future was planned out that I knew what I wanted

    genesis Zhangsun: then suddenly after having my child and wandering around Europe for a year or so I felt a little lost, off the beaten path, and opening up to it

    genesis Zhangsun: confused but sort of relieved

    genesis Zhangsun: I met Piet- Pema Pera in a Berkeley coffee shop, a few months after I had returned to California

    genesis Zhangsun: he was talking to a colleague about Second Life

    genesis Zhangsun: I immediately recognized it, having gone in a few months before

    genesis Zhangsun: out of curiousity I struck up a conversation

    genesis Zhangsun: and here I am

    Archmage Atlantis: If I may ask, why did you chose to attend law school?

    genesis Zhangsun: I have been deeply concerned about justice and injustice from a young age

    genesis Zhangsun: I felt that the law could be a tool for social change

    genesis Zhangsun: in university I studied the law though the lens of multiple disciplines

    genesis Zhangsun: essentially looking at what "law" is to society

    genesis Zhangsun: what it says about our values

    genesis Zhangsun: uses sociological, anthropological, and historical lenses as tools

    Archmage Atlantis: I attended 2 semester of law school as part of a JD/MBA program.....after that, I was quite sure that, while law may provide a remedy, it is rarely the handmaiden of justice

    genesis Zhangsun: yes I feel the same way

    genesis Zhangsun: my views on justice evolved since 12

    genesis Zhangsun: :)

    genesis Zhangsun: I considered myself doing the joint JD/MBA

    Archmage Atlantis: We should have some interesting discussions, when we meet with time to speak......I have an obligation with a friend, so I must leave now

    Archmage Atlantis: Blessings be to you

    genesis Zhangsun: the same to you

    genesis Zhangsun: nice to meet you

    Archmage Atlantis: Bye for now

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