My favorite childhood book was,"Three Cheers for Tacky," the story of a quirky penguin who is somewhat out-of-step but ultimately lovable. I think I unconsciously grew up to be that penguin. A gregarious goofball with a good-natured grin.
It's important for me to recharge, refresh, and shed the stress of school and work. This can take a lot of different forms. I'm always looking for new experiences, new points of view, and a slice of excitement.
This sounds a little corny, and I'm definitely not a tooootal flower child, but I do try to spread love out into the universe. It's important.