Existential Little Interviews, Vol. 10: Rich Jones
What is the importance of space exploration in our society?
Long term, everything. At the rate we’re trashing earth, we’ll have to figure out how to get to somewhere else and start the horrid process all over again, in terms of acquiring natural resources as well as creating new habitable environments. S/O space food.
How do you create meaningful experience in your life?
By being inquisitive and surrounding myself with a diverse group of individuals who display a similar joie de vivre. This includes but is not limited to earnest conversation, excellent music, good eats and a dash of mystery. And one more thing- “All that glitters ain’t gold.” Pay attention.
How do you manage ennui?
With ease but that has a good deal to do with circumstance, usually involving a slow and then increasingly deeper zone out. If I were to articulate it more specifically, I’d say it’s a mix of daydreaming and plotting. This usually keeps any ennui/doldrums far far away.
How do u make earnest connection in a world of instant gratification?
I stay politely 100 with the world around me- in other words, by being honest with 0 malice attached to said honesty. I find this generally brings out a much more amiable response from most people, allowing for more simple yet intimate moments throughout my day.