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Some Fun Facts About Me (Just For the Fun of It)

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In order to lighten the mood a bit from the usual severity or seriousness of writing philosophy, I've been thinking of writing a bit of a "filler" article, just to refresh your mind if you so desire. Feel free to skip it if you're not interested in light-hearted topics, but anyways, here are some fun facts about me that you might be surprised to know (feel free to share some fun facts about yourself in the comments as well):

  • I have two great fears: balloons and penguins. I am afraid of balloons because they can explode at any moment, and penguins... well, they aren't exactly the adorable creatures you might think they are. In fact, their mouths are extremely terrifying. Look them up if you want to see what I mean.

  • Throughout my life, I rarely had any nightmares, and only woke up from one like once, when I was a child. What made me frightened in that nightmare was falling into the abyss of space.

  • I rarely had any friends throughout my life, not because I was unlikeable, but because I preferred playing video games as a kid instead. Even to this day, I prefer to refer to those close to me not as "friends" but as "readers." It's not to sound arrogant, but I'm just not comfortable with the word "friend."

  • Physical contact, even in the form of a hug, is quite difficult for me. I no longer seek affection, and probably will never need it again. Having a hand on me genuinely feels like an invasion of my privacy, and I don't have an explanation for it.

  • I am technically a Jew because of my Jewish descent, but I don't identify as Jewish at all. I find the idea of religion being transferred through family absurd. It's faith, not genetics. Just because someone is born to a Christian family doesn't mean they will necessarily worship Jesus. Therefore, I don't like being called a "Jew" even though I don't see it as an insult at all, just a misunderstanding.

  • I have no intention of becoming a parent, mainly because I've never been good with children. I also find it hard to pretend all the time just to make a small child feel good about themselves—I'm not good at pretending.

  • I barely know any Israeli music even though I'm a native Israeli. That's what you get for isolating yourself, I guess.

  • My deceased grandmother was a great artist, but she never got the recognition she deserved. Perhaps someday there will be a gallery for her works. She mainly painted in the style of realism, and if I'm not mistaken, she was an art therapist during her lifetime. I believe her lack of success was because she barely knew how to use a computer.

  • I am very poor at remembering names and faces of people. In fact, I remember flags of esoteric countries better than I can recall faces and/or names of some people. An actor who looks similar to someone else on TV can appear, and without clarification, I might think they're the same person. This behavior could be common with people who are autistic, and for those who don't know, I am indeed autistic (Asperger's Syndrome).

  • One of my great-grandfathers was a rabbi who lost his former family to the Holocaust. At least, that's what I believe I know about him. Basically, one of my grandparents was his second chance at starting anew.

And finally,

* I can't speak and breathe at the same time. This is why it's far easier for me to write than to talk. Furthermore, talking for even a few minutes straight can exhaust me, hence why I write more fluently than when talking.

Do you have anything you'd like to share about yourself as well? Let me know in the comments! I will resume writing articles in the usual manner after this one. Let me also know if you like articles similar to this one, and I'll consider writing more "filler" articles in the future.

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Tomasio A. Rubinshtein, Philosocom's Founder & Writer

I am a philosopher from Israel, author of several books in 2 languages, and Quora's Top Writer of the year 2018. I'm also a semi-hermit who has decided to dedicate his life to writing and sharing my articles across the globe. Several podcasts on me, as well as a radio interview, have been made since my career as a writer. More information about me can be found here.

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