MB Type: INTJ; reason, science, art; atheist; poet; philosopher; 3 citizenships; love to learn and learn to love; 4 wives; 2 children; many lives, many deaths, many selves. I enjoy thinking and discussing ideas. It is important to make and maintain enduring friendships with intelligent, emotionally mature persons of all ages, male or female. I like being useful to others by which I mean providing sensitive support for the individual's unique growth. I am responsible for my freedom which is total.
Epicurus puts it well in four lines:
Nothing to fear in Gods.
Nothing to feel in Death.
The Good can be achieved.
Evil can be endured.
I write, teach, love, care and otherwise cultivate and deliver my experiences and understandings of the "Human Condition" which I hope furthers freedom as both means and end for at least a few individuals. I value consistently applied reason, acknowledged feelings, earned respect, self-and-other responsibility, moral integrity, passion, courage, commitment, competency, beauty, wisdom, serenity, elegance, autonomy, truthfulness, science, technology, Western and Eastern classics in all areas of human endeavor, the complementary of sexual and other opposites and Aristotelian logic, making mistakes and meaning, atheism, the free market, trustworthiness and love.
Physically: 5' 9'/175cm, 155lbs/70 kgs, a healthy body and youthful face a decade younger than my age through regular exercise and keen genes.
Emotionally: Above average EQ. As Mark says in the novel A Many-Splendoured Thing by Han Suyin: "The only tragedy in the world is never having loved." I agree; I am no longer tragic. I have learned to value and be responsible for intimate relationships.
Intellectually: Above average IQ. Skeptic, atheist, humanist, libertarian (as Selyes wrote: egotistic altruist), rational thinker, valuer of objective truth via the scientific method. I am avowedly against postmodern sophism, left wing collectivism, and misanthropic Greenies & Goreies, so rampant in Western academia/media where too often learned ignorance leads to earned helplessness.
Lifestyle: I have been constantly reading in ideas and writing prose and poetry since my early 20s for my own self-motivated ends and practice at the art of learning and loving. I value the creation of responsible character oriented beyond convention to beauty, elegance, and passion without stuffy formalities, conspicuous consumer-driven show of wealth/status, or infantile bohemianism.
Oh, and least I forget, I can, with Steve Martin's help, be a wild and crazy guy with a can of opened tuna fish behind each ear, and able to get down on all fours and play with the kids.
OK, NOW HEAR THIS!
If I have got you to view me and read this far, now I want to tell you that I am not the 57 years old I set my age to, rather, I am 68.
Now before you hang up the phone and dismiss me, think that I did this minor dissembling in order to get you to view me--because I have found when I put my actual age of 68 I get no visitors at all--I am obviously outside the range of people's search limits.
Just look at my photo: it is taken only a few months ago without any photo shop touchups--I look this young--I think you will agree I DO LOOK 57??? I certainly have more energy than most of my colleagues, clients, and students even to age 3! (I recently taught 3 to 5YO's and research methods of educating the very young including the Montessori approach.)
So overcome your understandable reluctance to get to know a man of 68...I am a very unique individual and have never entertained the thought of retirement...I live a passionate, rational, romantic life and am seeking that person who is my equal to adventure with.
CHeers from CHarmingly CHaotic CHina, Jack in Beijing :)