Zachary Kirkpatrick

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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  • Fluent in Catalan, Valencian, English, Portuguese, Spanish; learning French, Galician, German, Japanese
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Translator/翻訳者
  • Master of Arts, Spanish, Philosophy, Portuguese
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About Me

"Life has become a bitter drink to me, and yet it must be taken in drops, counted one by one."

- Søren Kierkegaard

"Of every event in our life it is only for a moment that we can say that it is; after that we must say for ever that it was. Every evening makes us poorer by a day. It would probably make us angry to see this short space of time slipping away, if we were not secretly conscious in the furthest depths of our being that the spring of eternity belongs to us, and that in it we are always able to have life renewed.
Reflections of the nature of those above may, indeed, establish the belief that to enjoy the present, and to make this the purpose of one’s life, is the greatest wisdom; since it is the present alone that is real, everything else being only the play of thought. But such a purpose might just as well be called the greatest folly, for that which in the next moment exists no more, and vanishes as completely as a dream, can never be worth a serious effort."

- Arthur Schopenhauer


Continental philosophy from Kant to Foucault.

Generally speaking, Kant, Nietzsche, Kiekegaard, Heidegger, Derrida, Merleau-Ponty, Foucault.

Fairly well read in American history, Middle East current issues, currently interested in learning about Catalan history and politics.

Special bonus if you would like to help me practice my French or Basque!

Music, Movies, and Books

Crawl out through the fallout, baby

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Japan, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Spain, United States

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