A Singaporean Novelist
I am a Singaporean novelist and poet in my early 30s (as of 2021).
When I was a young child, I have often been fascinated by life and death. Even at the young age of 6, I was intrigued by what happens to people following their deaths. I often pondered about the spiritual nature of reality and what it holds for the future of human evolution.
In my early to mid-teenage years, I started to familiarize myself with the literature involving the afterlife. This involved new research into Near-Death Experiences (NDE) or Out-of-Body Experiences (OBE).
Adorning a Materialist and Scientific Mindset
When I was in my mid-teens, I often questioned if life simply ends after physical death. However, this coincided with the period where I became more scientific and materialist in my philosophy. During my early teenage years, I independently studied many subjects at the college level. These include Zoology, Botany, Astrophysics, Chemistry, and Computer Sciences. During this point, I was convinced that logic and mathematics were the only ways to understand the cosmos.
Up till my early 20s, I carried this materialist paradigm. I thought it was possible to create vast frameworks, theories, and meta-paradigms to describe, understand, explain, and predict the cosmos' nature. The universe was reducible to equations and numbers!
What naivete it was!