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Hi I'm Addison

I was born and raised in Francis, Utah. Everything else, you'll have to discover on your own. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have many interests. In fact, I find that everything I spend enough time on, I tend to enjoy. Thus far, I know that I enjoy mathematics, science, reading, video games, chess, music, and the gospel, in no particular order. I am a recent high-school graduate that plans to study mathematics and physics in college. As these subjects are famously boring, their famously interesting counterparts are my love for playing the bassoon and writing fantasy novels. Fantasies give us additional realities which we control, so it makes sense that I fawn over them.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always found it very important to know the truth. I have searched around quite a bit, especially at the scientific approach to life and its meaning. From the time I was three years old I have pondered it. A death that truly ends everything. The entirety of existence only is there because I can see it from my perspective. Therefore, if I die and there is nothing else, it seems like it wouldn't matter after that if I am remembered or forgotten or if the world is better off or worse without me. If I won't be there to see it, does it really happen? These thoughts always depressed me, and I didn't want to believe in them. Religion seemed like wishful thinking, and I often thought it was so as I grew up. Then, because I investigated to see if it was true against my doubts and hesitations, I began to notice that many things happen that really shouldn't in a world based only on coincidence. Tender mercies. Miracles. Overwhelming feelings of happiness. There are too many to number, and I expect them to continue to unfold. My continuing investigation of the church and the world brings me closer and closer to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints every day. Many people think that the truth has to be satisfying or somehow cater to their needs. However, it only makes sense that truth will go against some of our immediate desires, and I have found that there are things that I need to change in myself to live up to the church's standards, but they are so very necessary because if this gospel is true, then there is eternal happiness just around the corner of bettering myself. I am anxious to improve myself and receive those blessings promised in the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I love the teachings in those books, even though I sometimes would rather not follow one thing or another. They are for eternal happiness, not immediate satisfaction. I am a believer that there are times when we have to choose between what is right and what is easy.

How I live my faith

I have spent a good part of my time in service through the Boy Scouts of America program and reached Eagle Scout not too long ago. What I do in the church is really a simple record-keeping position where I take attendance and meet with other friends in my ward to plan activities and make them happen. I often participate in the choir, give talks, and give and bless the sacrament to people in our congregation.