Blurring your lines, Nick's thoughts on constant growth.
Hello, my name is Nicholas. I am one half of the Live Launch Podcasting team, but I am also a chef. I have spent the majority of my professional life working in food service. After 19 years, I still love what I do. I have never really been down dwelling on missed opportunities. I was very fortunate in that I discovered something that I love to do so early in life. So yes I get paid to play with my food while running with sharp objects.
I am very honored to be here and contribute to this wonderful growing community. My brother invited me to be a contributor to this site. My hopes are that like minded individuals will see this and feel a sense of comfort knowing that we are all on this journey to the future together: we get to decide where we draw the line. Because not everyone is a astrophysicist or Aeronautical engineer. some of us, pump gas, sling hash and mow grass for a living. But we all can look up and wonder.
Following that I do not believe that it will be a surprise for you to learn that I am fairly new as an aerospace enthusiast. It was always interesting to me. I have fond memories of watching movies and documentaries about astronauts, space travel, and the advances in science. I have always been very into science fiction. Its no surprise that I am finding myself undoubtedly entranced with the notion of space travel. As a life long fan of Godzilla, really I am a equal opportunity Kaiju lover; I am a all around Tokusatsu fan.
I have been staring up, looking out and drifting down whenever my mind is able to wander into the unknown. The more I see in this life, the less I feel like I have really seen. Its strange to say out loud, but in quoting my brother; “The more you learn, the less you know.” To put it differently, when you live your life inside of your own echo chamber. Your world is small, everyone's is at one point. And in that small world, you feel like a wealth of information; Its a big fish little pond scenario. But once you start to venture outside your normal comfort levels. You start to see the lines are blurred, and the corner pieces to your puzzle aren't at all where you thought they were. There is an deep world of understanding to everything that you can do in life. It one hundred percent is dependent on how blurry you want to make the lines, scratch the surface, and dig deep. How far are you willing to step outside your box? The changes do not have to be major or life altering, only in your mind do you plant the seeds for growth. Don't be afraid to ask a question or say that you don't know something. We are never too old to learn and grow.
To quote a poem by Dylan Thomas
“Do not go gentle into that good night.
Old age should burn and rave at close of day:
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”
We are all ignorant in countless areas of life. Personally I do not know a lot, but I know that; and I am eager to learn more everyday. That is why I am here: for growth and understanding. I want to know more about this stunning experiment we call life. I want to see what lies beyond. I want to go to bed everyday contemplating something new that I would have never considered or thought possible before. When I look up I wanna know firsthand what the soil on Mars feels like falling though my finger tips. I want to see what it feels like to jump and not come back down. I still have that sense of wonder that keeps me up at night. Consuming my thoughts and stealing my dreams, as I try to sleep obsessing about what I do not and may never know. However, I am not ready to stop asking, so say it with me one more time “The more you learn, the less you know”.