Certifiably human. (The kind with a conscience).
What/Who is 'The Secret Aspirant'?
A world-class underdog. An anomaly. A challenger to the system; to the norm; to thought; to myself. A debater.
A nom de guerre. An experiment. An experimenter.
Always looking for context. Always pursuing an answer.
☞ "What does the Mathematical Number π and Oak Trees Have in Common?" ☞ "So, Which Tree Are You?" Seeking knowledge and to understand systems of all kinds--social, behavioral, cultural, national, political,...
...and history & art & language:
...and A.I. & our online vices:
Internationally-minded but westernized.
Keenly interested in architecture, films, but also different perspectives, lost histories, lost values, lost worlds, our times, and how to better glean and contribute ideas derived from them.
Holding to this platform's mission
[All added bold mine]
Found in the related story here: “…Our mission is to move thinking forward on the urgent issues shaping today and the next 100 years through honest, reflective conversation. We’re looking for teammates who are galvanized by this challenge, who dare to root for the underdog, who are deeply thoughtful and empathetic, and who love that words still mean something… [From Wrap-Up 08]
From their “Terms” page:
“Our mission is to deepen people’s understanding of the world and spread ideas that matter.”
From their official post of the updated Partner Program from 11 August 2021:
“…to further our mission of rewarding quality ideas by helping writers monetize their work.”
They state their ‘heart of the mission’ on their Help Center SEO page:
“The heart of Medium’s mission is to deepen understanding, and we believe the best way to accomplish that mission is to be an open platform — a place where anyone can have a voice, regardless of background, affiliation, or expertise.”
And it’s my personal take that they try to expound on all of this indirectly on their ‘About’ page in the first 2 paragraphs:
“The best ideas can change who we are. Medium is where those ideas take shape, take off, and spark powerful conversations. We’re an open platform where over 100 million readers come to find insightful and dynamic thinking. Here, expert and undiscovered voices alike dive into the heart of any topic and bring new ideas to the surface. Our purpose is to spread these ideas and deepen understanding of the world.
We’re creating a new model for digital publishing. One that supports nuance, complexity, and vital storytelling without giving in to the incentives of advertising. It’s an environment that’s open to everyone but promotes substance and authenticity. And it’s where deeper connections forged between readers and writers can lead to discovery and growth. Together with millions of collaborators, we’re building a trusted and vibrant ecosystem fueled by important ideas and the people who think about them.”
Simultaneously aiming to dissect and determine
if this platform is a sophisticated system of writers' hindrance, harm, hype, or help and hunky-dory. All the while also sharing this journey through the publication: What's Up? M.
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Composing one story at a time.
Currently writing through the silent journeys and inscrutable questions on vast topics to keep better informed as sane concerned beings.
A time traveler
Take a virtual adventure tour with me to find out more about the origins of the avatar photo: The Ultimate Trip Back in Time.