Hi, I'm Aleksander Antoszek. Most English speakers call me "Alex", but you can also call me Olek, Alek, and anything else not offensive. I don't care.
He/Him. I know "Alex" goes many ways in English.
I'm not good at describing myself
I'm a creator, thinker, maker, student, teacher. Ask many questions everywhere, at all times. Like an annoying little kid. I currently spend most of my time as a full-time student. Other than that, I write and create on this website, run Produktywny Uczeń, the first website for students, in Polish, about more effective and nuanced learning. I also host various communities, offline and online.
Loving my place on Earth
I'm based in Krakow, Poland. This is where I was born and grew up. I love this place. Sure, as all places it has it's downsides. But, for now, I'm comfortable living here. With all the local connections I have; the familiarity. I don't rule out moving someplace else in the future. I love travelling, learning about new culture, so moving sounds like something I might do.
By most measures, I am young. In the first 1/3 of my (presumed) lifespan. Still much left to explore, much to do. Hence, I'm devoting most of my time to learning; through my studies, through reading, through participation. My default position is that I don't know anything. It makes things much easier than assuming that I do know. Harder to burn yourself and live on false presumptions.
I hope this learning-first mindset will stay for the rest of my life.
Proud generalist with specialist ambitions
I have many interests. Possess knowledge in various fields. Learn about all of them on an almost weekly basis. Yet there's one field where I feel the best. It will probably my main direction in life, but I will never abandon doing other things.
- Art & art history
- Urban planning
- Study of cultures
- Web development
- Team optimization & organizational psychology
- Systems & process design
You'll be able to read about these more through my working notes, which will be available soon. I write about all of these on my daily blog, too.
I care about my people
I don't know who I necessarily mean by my people. But I know that I care about them deeply. I am willing to give everything to them, serve them, help them. By all means I am here on this planet for others, not for myself. In some sense, all people are my people, but I can't possibly care (to the level I want) about everyone on the planet. So I care about those around me, whether I "like" them or not.