Who is Rickvanman?
Age: Old enough to start hiding my age
Resides: North Wilts (UK)
Status: Single (by preference)
Bio: An introverted, reclusive, right-brain-dominant thinker, often guided by artistic mood. He has a quirky sense of humor that sometimes gets him into trouble. He can seem a bit eccentric at times and he doesn't take life too seriously, approaching most things with an open mind.
A life-long autodidact, Rick is often keen to try/learn new things. He also likes to engage with unconventional thinking, embracing thought and discussion of concepts or ideas not necessarily accepted as ‘mainstream'. He has no time for close-mindedness or dogma.
Much of his adult life has been dominated by a generalized anxiety disorder that has pushed him into living quite a socially reclusive life. He's written a page on it here.
Politics: Rick considers himself neither left nor right, but prefers to embrace what The Buddha taught about finding the balance; the yin and yang, the middle-way.
He considers today's current political climate as a toxic after witnessing kind, very moderate people turn into the most unlikely acrimonious creatures after undergoing political indoctrination. He currently feels that today's politics seem to bring out the very worst in people, regardless of their political persuasions, and that is all the reason he needs to distance himself from it as much as possible.
Hobbies: Video making, camper van life, virtual reality, relaxing, LARP, astrophotography, crafts, music making, 3D printing, story writing, philosophy, self-improvement, Anime, Sci-fi.
Philosophies & Life: Live in the moment. Do what makes you happy as often as you can, so long as it does no harm, and if at all possible, try not to let what other people think, especially those with closed or small minds, stop you from being whom you are supposed to be - something he's still struggling with.
Rick's guiding principle is to remain open-minded to all possibilities, theories, and ideas about life the universe and everything and not become indoctrinated into the dogma of just one perspective. This is on the basis that we really know so little about our existence or the true nature of our reality. With quantum physicists now theorizing we could all be some kind of computer program, the mind boggles.