Michael Banks

My Life Is Split into 3 Passions:

A Soldier

I enlisted into the United States Army for many reasons. I like the structure and what the Army does for you and what it represents. The bonds and friendships that you forge in the Army are binding and unbreakable because the level of trust and care you show one another know that person has you back and your life in their hands is something that you quickly have to come content with.To me it was an amazing experience to train and fight side by side incredible people that took the same vow that you did to protect and defend the constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. My life experiences as well as the Army has made me a principled leader.

A Photographer

It’s something unimaginable to capture a beautiful  moment in time that you can keep with you and share with others essentially forever. I recall the feeling of having a DSLR in high-school on the Yearbook Staff going around catching candid moments and interactions that I cherish to this day. Everyone has that thing that calms them and brings harmony to their existence and photography is that thing for me.

A Developer

My passion in the Tech World varies from social media to programming and pretty much Everything Google. I daily Beta Test Software from an array of different companies and start-ups on the web. I currently serve as a Google Top Contributor for Google+. Top Contributors are trusted partners, connecting regularly with Google to stay in-the-know about new and improved product features. Top Contributors know the ins and outs of Google’s products. If you are on Google+ feel free to circle me at +Michael Banks

What I Believe In

Recently I  attended a conference that asked a great question..What Matters Most?

That question took me into deep thought in order for me to come up with an answer that I was happy with; even if it is kinda cheesy:

Overall and other than GOD, I think what matter most to me is The Pursuit of Happiness…

The reason I say that is because I feel that when we are able to get to that point in life that we are TRULY happy with our life we would cherish not happiness itself, but what it took to get there. The pain, the joy, the obstacles, the journey, and the battles that it took to achieve it. It could be success, or finding that significant other. It’s about the pursuit that matters most and not the destination because everyone is not guaranteed to get to that destination of true happiness, but everyone pursues it. The realization came to me when I heard it for the first time when I heard the Declaration of Independence, where it says, “We hold these truths to be sacred & undeniable; that all men are created equal & independant, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent & inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, & liberty, & the pursuit of happiness; …”

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