I'm looking for someone who shares my interest in and curiousity about life. I love seeing the world, and enjoy traveling to different countries and experiences other cultures. I worked as a volunteer in Africa when I was younger, and have since lived in worked around the U.S., Korea, and Japan. I have seen much of Asia, Australia, and Europe, too, and hope to have many more such adventures.
I love movies-- especially classic ones, but new ones, too. And classic rock- The Beatles, Stones, Doors, etc.-- great music all around. Some classical music, jazz, blues, international, too.
My friends say I'm pretty easy going, and I enjoy a good laugh, and try to see the humorous side of things. Life is a challenge for us all, and not always easy, so we have to take our knocks and keep going. A good sense of humor goes far in this world, and I appreciate people who can laugh at themselves or life, and have some wit. I tend to laugh the most at clever, witty comments, but I'm easy, and like laughing if given the chance. I'm not attracted to humorless types who don't at least make the effort to have some humor or fun. Life is deadly serious in many ways, and we have to be serious when that is called for. But not endlessly, with no break for a laugh.
I'm grateful for being healthy and alive. Life is pretty basic when you get down to it, and if you're in good health, have some money in the bank, have good friends and a nice job, with some time for hobbies or fun, that's the brass ring. I don't think we should always expect so much, and demand to have everything there is to have. Too many people have a sense of entitlement, and expect to have certain things in life. We have to work for what we want, whether materially, or in relationships. As they say, there's no free lunch. But it's better that way. If everything is given to us, it takes away the challenge and adventure from life. We have to make our way, and liven things up whenever possible. God invented Mai Tai and Blue Hawaii cocktails and beer and Champagne so we could be happy. With those things, a sweet partner, and a good job, we can all be pretty happy. And we really don't need those alcoholic drinks. A good movie, book, song, or enjoyable conversation can make us about as happy.
I don't think there are any secrets to life, but there are certain things we can do to be happy. Not expecting too much is one of them, while expecting enough to be content, with the possibility of finding more if you so desire.
I'm proudest of my volunteer time in Africa, working with people who have very little in life, but somehow find ways to be happy. I like to think I added something to their lives, and made them more bearable. I'm also proud of my teaching time in Japan and Korea, where I like to think I've positively impacted some students lives. I occasionally get emails from some of them, saying I have helped them, at least a little. I hope so.
I hope to meet someone who is fun, cheerful, easygoing, flexible, somewhat adventurous, and with a willingness to see what life has to offer. We have to take some chances in life, and even when things don't work out, at least we've learned something, and hopefully found a better way to do it the next time. Someone who is kind, sweet, and open to sharing their feelings. That's what it's all about, isn't it?
Wow, sure have run on here. I hope you're a fun person to be around, and someone I can share some time with. Tom