Hidalgo73
42 Barcelona, Spain
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My self-summary
Hi!

I'm open-minded, laid-back, curious, witty, liberal, playful, sympathetic and nonconformist.

I have an inquisitive mind and enjoy reading and researching about various subjects, especially those related to humanities. I like learning languages and studying other cultures.

I am a traveler rather than a tourist. Always with my camera, I am a keen photographer.

I love hiking and I prefer to walk in the mountains rather than lie on the beach. However, I do enjoy snorkeling and I wouldn't mind learning to scuba-dive. I love the sea and traveling by boat.

As the academic I am, I am definitely on the intellectual side, but can also see the funny side of life.

My intellectual passion is historical linguistics, especially Indo-European and Romance linguistics. I love all things related to language. Ethnic and cultural diversity fascinates me.

But I also take an interest in biology, history, psychology, anthropology and philosophy, including Eastern philosophies (especially Zen Buddhism).

Social justice and equality are major values in my life and in relation to them I have a very active interest in politics. My political stance is pretty liberal and nonconformist, I'm into social ecology and in favor of animal rights and linguistic equality.

Mi estas en favoro de la lingva egaleco, pro tio mi estas esperantisto. Kvankam Esperanto ne estas perfekta, ĝis nun ĝi ege superas ĉiun rivalon en la sfero de egaleca tutmonda komunikado.
What I’m doing with my life
Basically, I'm saving the world. I prevent Sumerian gods and demons from coming to this plane of existence through haunted fridges so that they won't invade important American cities like New York.

I also rescue cats from trees and American students from creationist teachers.

I also fix shower handles and boring stuff like that.

Apart from saving the world I have recently decided on a career change to pursue a PhD, and loving it.
I’m really good at
Listening
Teaching
Associating ideas
Learning languages
Being there for a friend
Making you smile
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm very tall... and people often ask me if I play basketball. No, I don't play basketball... I don't like basketball... and as a basketball player I'd be rather short!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
BOOKS: Mainly non-fiction. Being and Time by Heidegger, Tao-Te-King and the Analects by Confucius, The Little Prince, Siddharta by Hesse, Don Quixote, The Catcher in the Rye, One Hundred Years of Solitude, I Robot

AUTHORS: Fernando Pessoa (my favorite poet), Sartre, Erich Fromm, Murray Bookchin, Marx (Groucho or Karl?), Martin Heidegger, Allan Watts, Ken Wilber, Kafka.

TV: documentaries (especially BBC ones), News, reports, Big Bang Theory, The Simpsons, Futurama, Family Guy, South Park, American Dad, The Walking Dead, X-Files, The Dog Whisperer, Naked and Afraid., Man Vs. Wild / Born Survivor: Bear Grylls.

MOVIES: Monty Python, Lawrence of Arabia, Downfall (Der Untergang), Stalingrad, Schindler's List, The Pianist, Awakenings, The Impossible, The Elephant Man, The Motorcycle Diaries, Dances with Wolves, Dersu Uzala by Akira Kurosawa, The Empire of the Sun, Life is beautiful, Pan's Labyrinth.

DIRECTORS: Stephen Spielberg, Oliver Stone, Danny Boyle, Roman Polanski, Clint Eastwood, Oliver Stone, Almodóvar, Guillermo Del Toro, Tarantino, Ridley Scott. Favorite bad actor: Silvester Stallone

MUSIC: Bossa Nova, Vinicius de Moraes, Queen, Beatles, Pulp, Leonard Cohen, The Cure, Björk, Chopin, world music

FOOD: I'm a flexitarian. I'll everything, but I prefer healthy vegetarian food.
The six things I could never do without
Learning
Sharing what I learn
Communicating
Love and all the things of Maslow's hierarchy of needs
Sense of humor
Gazpacho
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The causes and origins of things, their consequences in the present and related possibilities in the future.

Social justice and all the concrete cases of injustice and social inequality I see in my everyday life.

The difference between "exploitation" and "alienation".

How a real human community could be established.

The etymologies of words and the different stages in which the meanings and phonological shapes have been evolving till the got their present meanings and phonological shapes.

The meaning of life.
On a typical Friday night I am
Geeking out or saving the world. Probably both at the same time.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I still like the Ghostbusters.

Here is where we should hint suggestive naughty things, but I will leave them for when we know each other better.
You should message me if
If you believe that the power of knowledge is underrated and that life is way more than empty hedonism or just working to pay the bills.

Don't be shy! The best thing about OKC is that anyone can take a brave initiative! Thanks for reading my profile, I would be delighted to hear from you. :)
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