“Either one does not dream, or one does so interestingly. One should learn to spend one’s waking life in the same way: not at all, or interestingly.” -Friedrich Nietzsche, “The Gay Science

Coffee Theory is an independent blog written and maintained by me, Greg Linster.  I believe that any blog — or book for that matter — eventually takes on the character of its author.  With that said, it probably makes sense to tell you a little about myself instead of what topics I write about.

If written well, a short autobiography ought to be timeless. There is, however, no greater writing challenge than mastering this art.

Initially, I’m tempted to borrow a phrase from the essayist Alain de Botton and tell you that I’m nothing but “a vaporous transient consciousness in an incidental universe.” While both philosophical and clever (two things I happen to think I am), that doesn’t really tell you much about me.

On the other-hand, if I were to get more explicit, I’d run the risk of defining and confining myself into a blurb that’s sure to haunt the future me. For instance, I could tell you that I’m a host of things (e.g., a philosopher), but that would confine my identity to the vacuous words I currently find attractive. At the end of the day, it’s all just signaling anyway.

So who am I?  I am a flawed and opinionated human, probably much like you.  As for the rest, it’s up to you to connect the dots if you so wish.

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