Lately I have been thinking about my dream for the world.
Some of these thoughts have been provoked by the recent election results. Recently, I realized that there is no politician who could represent me. How can a politician represent a scientifically literate autistic? The answer is that he or she probably could not. The best I could hope for is that we want the same thing in the end, but if I find myself disappointed by every method, then does it even matter?
I wish to leave the world in a better place than it was before I got here. Often I see the world as a broken place, but I also see it as a great puzzle to be put together with patience and care.
One of my favourite quotes is from H. L. Mencken: “For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.” The puzzle is more complex than most people realize, and I resolve to take great care in assembling it.