I think it's important to always continue evolving, learning, and experiencing throughout life. I plan to continue my education as much as possible.
When I read news articles, I usually gravitate toward tech/science and world news. I really, really like deep conversation, about pretty much anything, as long as it's substantial and stimulating. I'm not really a small-talk kind of guy (i.e. I'd rather be talking about the evidence of global warming or emergence behavior rather than the latest celebrity gossip or current weather)
I like a challenge in any facet of life. It's true that the best things in life aren't easy.