View Of The World From The Z-Coordinate
wear blacks and grays mixed with small amounts of white and red. Okay, so my clothes are dark and
forboding, and I do occasionally wear black military boots. Okay, and I also nev er show my arms and
never, ever wear shorts. My clothes are expersseions of who I am, so I'm proud of it. People can make
snap judgements, but this book is designed to say 'Just because I dress in black and sometimes look
angry doesn't mean I'm a bad person.' But my eyebrows do naturally arch, and my lips naturally curve a
bit down. Since I was four, people have been telling me that I look angry, even though I'm not. So please
don't take it the wrong way if you ever meet me.
Here's the lesson we can learn from our first few moments together: Be confident and proud of who
you are, and don't, in any way whatsoever, feel ashamed of something about yourself that you have
no control over.
Something you should know...
Now, I, writing this book, am different than your average teenager. There's something specific
about me that makes me a little unusual. I don't really want to go into specifics, but it's something that
many people dislike. And it's something that I'm not going to change about myself because it's who I am.
A large theme of this book is about being you and being unique. So what kind of person would I be if I
changed who I was just to blend in? If you're dying to know what that 'thing' is, I may reveal it afte r the
book is published. But I want you to read this with an unbiased opinion.
Philosophy Lesson: Another you
Let us delve into one of the many colorful (and possibly insane) ideas that float around here in the
Z-Coordinate: The subject of an AY, or an Alternate You. Do you think that there might be another
version of you? I don't mean like a clone, because that's just too weird. I mean like, the other version of
you. Your other version would fill in any gaps you have, and you would fill in any gaps the y had. Two
sides of the same coin. You make up a whole. For example, there might be the opposite version of you.
That means that they're everything that you're not, and vice versa.
Let's look at an example.