February 20, 2022


I've still been thinking about love. English is confusing, and it's all I know well enough to express myself. I don't know Greek, but I know there are several words that get translated as love. I've wondered if Eros might be less confusing in Greek. Agape is charitable love. Not just money, but being friendly to everyone. I still can't even be in a group of people very comfortably, I start to get pretty overwhelmed until I know people. Hopefully my own life and the rest of the world will continue to become less of a mess. I'm not a lover or a fighter, but I know I want to show love correctly. I was raised that way. At least we're not cavemen. There's an ebb and flow.

In our globally connected world, a lot of people end up feeling very excluded. I would have been a NEET, except my parents were always sure I was in some kind of education. I know the image of shiny technology well. I don't know electronics all that well, but I've attached a rudimentary schematic of a simple robot someone could build. It has only a battery, two light sensors that operate two power transistors that operate two motors. The parts should all be selected to be compatible, the voltage of the battery has to be correct for the motors, etc. I drew this from memory, so hopefully it's correct. The parts to look up on the schematic are batteries, photoresistors, transistors, motors, and wires. Remember the motors have to be connected on the opposite sides of the robot that the photoresistor light sensors are on so that if there is more light on one side, the motor on the other side will go faster. Make sure the transistors can supply enough current to drive the motors.


I know everyone has a lot to offer the world with the right education for themselves. Upeksha is a Sanskrit word which means acceptance of differences. Maitri is friendliness. Mudita is the opposite of Schadenfreud, feeling happy for others' happiness. Karuna is understanding someone else's pain.