I am a realist and sometimes even a bit of cynic. However, I don't see it as something depressing, I simply try to see the world as it is without prejudice. I have a rather pragmatic outlook on life and I tend to take things in stride without getting too worked up. I don't exactly nurture any dream of an utopia (with a corresponding "save the world" complex that seems so common among young adults) but at times I can be quite the romantic in my own way.
An acquaintance once told me that I was the only one within the present company whom he would trust as a politician. In a way, that might be the nicest compliment I have ever received. But worry not, I have no ambitions of becoming a politician.
Mostly classics, science fiction and fantasy. A few favorite authors are Gibson, Hobb, Asimov, Heinlein, Dumas and a bunch more.
Movies and series:
Comedies, action, adventure and science-fiction, drama... you know, lets just say everything. To mention a few examples: V For Vendetta, Dark City, 28 Days Later, Cemetery Man, Dawn of the Dead, Lost in Translation, In Bruges, Pulp Fiction etc.
I tend to change taste quite quickly. Starting from the most recent genre obsession and going backwards: 80s industrial, 90s pop, folk (proper medieval-inspired, not the latest indie rock from Brooklyn), electroclash, synthwave... I could go on. Sisters of Mercy is the current favorite.
Living close to nature
Some solitude to wind down once in a while.
If your summer wine is really made from all these things,
I'll help you pass your time.