Hello. My name is Vijay. I'm from the western suburbs of Sydney, Australia. I am a twenty year old male of Indian background and my MBTI type is INFJ.
What do I do? Right now, really not much. I'm on vacation at the moment. Visiting my sister and her husband and my newly born nephew. I return home in about a week. And I face an uncertain future. I don't have a job. I'm ostensibly an Arts student at the University of New South Wales. However I grew sick of the contemporary tertiary education experience and deferred my last semester. Now I'm not sure if I want to go back to uni, but I'm not sure if I have much of a choice in the matter. I already owe probably in the region of $10,000 to the government in study loans. So I may as well make that debt count and finish off my degree...
I plan to transfer unis and courses, however. I'm currently studying to major in history, and whilst I love that subject and always will, over the past few months it has come to my attention just how fake it is, and how easy it is for the historical narrative to be hijacked by agenda-driven people. With that in mind, I intend to start over with a major in psychology.
Hopefully a change of scene will stiffen my resolve to finish off my tertiary education.
I spend my spare time doing a lot of things, chiefly, smoking a lot of cannabis, and listening to music. None of my interests are really all that productive, I suppose, aside from a passion for reading. And I want to change that. I want to start contributing but the truth is I have absolutely no idea where and how to begin. This little stumbling block has left me crippled for the past several months and I am just so glad to have found this place, where I can at least debate these issues with people who know what's up. That alone has been the source of much consternation to me these past six months: nobody I know, physically and virtually, is into meritocracy and related ideals at all. I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to finally start discussing things with other people, if nothing else.
I have never been involved in any form of activism, nor in volunteering activities. English is my first language, and I can speak a bit of Tamil, too. I do not possess any formal, worthwhile qualifications. Of course I've got the pointless, inane shit like a driver's licence and a Responsible Service of Alcohol certificate; but nothing really of significant, substantial value. But where I lack formal recognition and training, I think I more than make up for with raw talent and an eagerness to learn and develop and contribute. I'm an excellent writer. I make a very good confidant and counsellor. I'm also a good strategist in my own way, although these strategies tend to be more focused on identifying prime locations to deal drugs and ambush people. Not that I'm into these sorts of things, I just excel at identifying places where law enforcement can't get at you easily. I also love learning new things, am self-motivated and... fuck, this is like I'm applying for a job so I'm just going to stop here.
My interest in meritocracy is an evolved one. As long as I have had political consciousness, I have always been of the opinion that the status quo, capitalist liberal democracy, is utter rubbish and must be replaced as soon as possible. I first came across communism when I was seventeen, in studying history at high school. We spent an entire semester on the Russian Revolution and on a personality study of Leon Trotsky. I was a firm communist up until this year, when I first started developing my own independent ideas. Foremost among them was this intuitive realisation that the entirety of human society, communist, capitalist, and whatever else; effectively resembled a beehive or an ant colony. The many work for the benefit of the lone Queen. But we are humans, not ants or bees. We chafe at the cruelty of this situation. We cannot blindly obey. I thought a good way of solving this would be to computerise the entire labour force, so that there can no longer be any more worker bees. So that we would all be Queens. Then I stumbled across the AC website, watched the Zeitgeist films, and all that good stuff. And meritocracy is simply a refined and developed version of what I had thought up of. This is why it appeals to me - in my heart, I know it to be true, because I came to the idea myself. Nobody introduced it to me. It all came from within.
As for my contribution - I really don't know where to begin. I have tried to spread these ideas around as best I can, but nobody within my circles seem receptive. I also started writing a book but then abandoned that project because I'm not as good as I like to think I am. I am hoping that my membership of this forum will aid my development as an individual and a meritocrat, and will also help me form connections with fellow meritocrats, that we may coordinate our moves.