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24 year-old male from Portland, Oregon
Hello, I'm Zack and I'm just a normal person, like to play video games, workout, hang out with friends, and cook, I love to cook.

Probably going back to Portland State to finish a degree in accounting. That will be fun to go back to a big Uni, I miss it a lot.
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Capt_Crazy25 Burly Viking
Dan Carlin and EnthusiasmThis post is going to be about two things.... a man who talks about history and doing what you love.

First the man, Dan Carlin. He is a.... I dont even know what to call him. He doesnt want to be called a historian, but he sure knows a hell of a lot about it. He hosted a radio show for a while and commented on politics and such, but know he is on the internet hosting two podcasts. One of which I am in love with.

But Carlin has a podcast called Hardcore History and I love it! I have only started listening recently and am currently listening to the wrath of the Khans series, but it is really good. What I like the most about the podcast is that he looks at things a little differently. He tries to understand what happened and then why it happened but then not revise history to justify things. For example he says that some historians will say that Ghangis Khan was great man who established trade routes and brought china forward. But really Ghangis was just trying to gather wealth... and coincidentally gaining wealth and power has after effects that are never intended.

I just think that he takes on interesting subjects and I will keep listening to him. He has a great voice and talks with enthusiasm.

The enthusiasm is what I want to talk about next. Carlin is doing what he loves. He LOVES history, and it really shows. He talks about the Khans with such enthusiasm that he could probably talk about them until the cows come home... and one day I want to have that sort of enthusiasm for what I am doing.

Currently I work as book keeper... an accountant but without a degree or really any formal training. I enjoy my work but its lacking. I dont LOVE it. I enjoy it and it currently pays my bills, but I dont want to do this the rest of my life for my living. but another real issue is I dont know what I want to do. currently I want to go back to school at some point and finish my degree. Although there are other selfish reasons for that. (I am a "member" of a fraternity... but you are either a member or an alumni. you are a member if you are in school and taking classes, and an alumni if you have graduated... I have not graduated from a university nor am I taking classes, so I dont feel comfortable calling my self either a member or an alumni... I will actually talk more about this on another post)

But I dont know what I want to do after I get my degree... I would be fine working as an accountant because they make BOAT loads of money in the right positions. but I dont know what I WANT to do... there are things I enjoy doing but they are not things that allow one to earn a decent living... maybe at the highest levels of those professions but I would not even be close to that... so I am stuck so to speak...

oh well... let us just push on and keep walking see where the road takes us.
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