Some interests of mine are:
- Reading, learning and researching about various subjects.
- Learning languages and about other cultures.
- Being a traveler rather than a tourist. Always with my camera, I love photography too.
- Hiking and camping. I love walking and I prefer to walk in the mountains like a goat rather than lie on the beach, but I must confess that I enjoy snorkeling and I wouldn't mind learning to scuba-drive. I love the sea and traveling by boat.
I guess I'm a little on the intellectual side, but not to an extreme. Anyway, I cannot hide this fact, so I guess I need to put something "solid and substantial" about me, although some of my "nerdy" / intellectual interests are more active than others:
I have passive interest in biology, especially zoology and in relation to Darwin's theory of evolution (aka evolutionary biology). The concept of evolution applied to all spheres of existence (nature, society, politics, concepts, conventions, world outlooks, one's own individual and collective identity, etc) is very important to me and reality wouldn't make sense at all without it.
My intellectual passion is historical linguistics (and comparative linguistics, its main sub-branch), especially Indo-European and Romance linguistics. I also love ethnolinguistics (cultural linguistics) and ethnology; all things related to language, languages, linguistic and ethnic diversity fascinate me; in a nutshell, I'm fascinated by mankind in its linguistic (and cultural) aspect and diversity, which is inevitably historical - the result of a cultural evolution - and has a geographic setting, that's why I love history and geography too. I personally think we are our past, our history, and one should know the physical world one lives in. I suppose my (passive) interest in astronomy is nothing but an extension of my interest in geography. In relation to all this I also like other sciences like archaeology and anthropology.
I'm also actively interested in psychology, especially humanistic psychology, social psychology (I love Erich Fromm), personality psychology, and even (but with a pinch of salt) transpersonal psychology (mainly Ken Wilber's work).
I also like philosophy, but at the moment it's only an active interest regarding existentialism and Eastern philosophy, and I guess that I have a liking for Taoism and Buddhism, especially Zen.
Social justice and equality are major values in my life and in relation to them I have a very active interest in politics and political theory. My political stance is pretty liberal / leftist and nonconformist, I tend toward Bookchin's social ecology and I'm in favor of animal rights.