What I am and you are is the question. It is also at the heart of contemplative science. Certainly I’m not a collection of memories, or a career.
But with that in mind…
I’m a postdoc at the VU University of Amsterdam, working with the intelligent Prof. Heleen Slagter. I’m an honorary fellow at The University of Queensland, which is my hometown and where received a PhD. I’m a scientific advisor to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, a lecturer at The University of Amsterdam, a volunteer at Ecstatic Dance Amsterdam, and a surfer and a rock climber whenever I’m on home turf (rarely these days). I play the didgeridoo not that well.
In 2012 I had my last professional Muay Thai kickboxing fight against a two-time world champ on national TV in Hong Kong. I lost, but I’m told it was a good show (photo below). During my undergraduate studies I ran a DJing and entertainment business to pay the bills. We eventually hosted a music festival in Brisbane City. During my PhD, along with my officemate, we started the first business in Australia where you could buy bitcoin directly online. If only I invested.