hopefully this will be a safe community to help share my love for reading and writing. Sorry to vent but, I'm just frusterated. Everyday I would read alot, from many different subjects. As a kid, I was very curious about everything. but as an adult, this curiousity never went away. I was diagnosed with autism (Aspergers) around age 20 . It's very mild people tell me. I feel like Dr.Faust alot, in the second rendition of Goethe's verison . I think in the first verison, Dr.Faustus, it has a much sadder ending. I hope to have a better ending like the second verison in Dr.Faust. Maybe I'm mistaken and Faust was written by a different author than Goethe. But I can relate to this story more than anything, except one other literacy work. Flowers for Algernon. For some reason, this story hit me hard. It hit like like a ton of bricks. It made me feel like Icarus, when he flew too close to the sun when Daedelus, his father gave him waxen wings, and told him to fly the right path, not too high or low. If he flew too high; he'd burn up in the sun and his wings would melt. He would plummet to the sea and drown, thus the Icarus sea was named after him. Or if he wasn't too careful, in another myth, if he flew too low, his wings would get wet in the ocean and he would also drown. He had to fly the middle path. I like trying new foods too. I've tried all authetic cuisines from korean, japanese, phillipino,cuban, mexican, peruvian, chinese, vietnamese, columbian, middle eastern, greek, iraqi and indian foods. I like trying new things. i'm really open to new experiences. Sorry if this is a story of my life, I just need a place to vent right now.. I like trying new foods because it gives me new experiences to try things. Sometimes I feel like people are missing out on alot of great foods if they don't try other foods outside their own. There's so much to try. I really like Korean bbq and yakiniku (Grilled meat), takoyaki is good too (Pancake batter with octupus,very popular in osaka). I've taught myself japanese the last 2 years...but it's hard to self study. I like sociology alot, learning japanese, philosphy, nutrition and dietetics, I really study everything . Sometimes people say I'm too trusting of other people...or too naive. I guess that's part of the aspergers. Maybe this seems a bit like Charlie Godon's Diary in Flowers for Algernon. I often feel like him, wanting to be smart so people could like me, especially as a child. I guess that why I can relate so much to his story. I never grew narissistic or emotional devoid like he does in the story, though. I always seemed to care about other people; although he does reach self-actualization in the book later on with his teacher. I guess I just wanted to introduce myself here. Nice to meet you all. it was nice being able to share my interests, and I hope to find others that share the same. I also really love magic, people say I'm pretty good at it and I like to do sponge and coin magic. thanks for reading!