I seek happiness, and I find that certain things help in these endeavors: exercise makes me feel good, writing code and fixing bugs, as does composing music, have the same effect, and treating our human (and non-human) companions with respect also does it for me. I believe in education -- I am always thirsty and love learning. I am naturally skeptical and am very wary of pseudoscience, conspiratorial thinking and anything supernatural or superstitious, but a skeptical mindset is not a prerequisite for my friendship. Instead, I believe in humanity, individually and working together, even with all of our faults, and the power / potential of the human heart and head above _all_ else. I also believe that our differences are something to be celebrated and explored, not used as a wedge to separate us from one another.
I'm new to OkCupid, after having heard of it on a recent "Rationally Speaking" podcast (which, if you're at all interested in the intersection of science and philosophy, I highly recommend). Yes, I know that _screams_ "nerd" -- i'll own that :-)
I'm a very optimistic person, and I enjoy my life very much. I long ago realized that I don't need to get everything I want to be happy, and that attitude has served me well. While i've certainly not met all of the goals i've set for myself, i've developed a trust in myself and humanity in general that propels me forward and helps lift my spirits (metaphorically) in the face of the occasional disappointment. When conditions change, I adapt. When obstacles arise, I navigate. While i'll sometimes let the winds carry me where they may, the rudder is completely under my control.