I recently moved to SoCal after living on the east coast all my life. I could probably make you gag with all the usual superlatives that people use to describe themselves. You know the ones: funny, loyal, hard-working, laid back (WTH is laid back anyway?). But I think what describes people best is what they believe. So here goes nothin':
- I believe that individual responsibility is what has guided my life in the best manner possible
- Taking care of your soul helps you take care of your body. I am not crazy about looking perfect but I am a little nutty about feeling good. That's why I gravitate towards physical activities that make me "feel good" (Yoga, playing sports, hiking). I stay out of the gym.
- I have learned that people can argue over perceptions or opinions but they can't argue with feelings. Getting your point across in a reasonable manner is always linked to conveying your feelings in a truthful manner.
- Most people are driven more and more by fear and the need to control as we get older. I try to recognize that in myself and keep the fear to a minimum. It allows me to enjoy life without needing to tweak every aspect of it.
- I am not interested in people who want to change me to fit the person that they are looking for. I won't try to change you either. Accepting others as they are is one of the better gifts you can give yourself and others.
- I like to work a little, play a little more, and spend the majority of my time pondering "what this is all about". I have found that continuing to ask questions is far more interesting than pretending to know the answers.
- I'm not a consumer
- Small talk is great for a bit. But if done for too long it creates a wide chasm. That chasm is the unwillingness to reveal the true self. Sorry if I'm getting all Buddhist on you ;-)
- Satire is the best kind of humor
Few interesting facts:
--I am weirdly attracted to the smell of gasoline.
--I ride a motorcycle despite the fact that I take care of people who are involved in deadly motorcycle accidents. It's a contradiction that is somewhat inexplicable.
--I am really saddened by the realization that hangovers are much, much worse than they were 10 yrs ago.
--I absolutely love taking unplanned trips--extra love for road trips.
--I love taking care of really old people and really young people. The rest I can take or leave.
-- I love a good Michelada. I'll explain later.
--I like sports but I rarely plan my life around them