I am a linguist and I love learning more everyday. I think it's infinitely easier to understand other peoples culture through their language. Go to Germany and speak German with a heavy American accent. Just the fact that you are willing to learn another language as an American instead of being a xenophobic prick will land you plenty of awesome friends. Also lots of free booze. I hear this does not work well in Paris.
I like to keep an open mind on most things but not so open my brain falls out. This basically means I respect boundaries of peoples beliefs. I however laugh at people who think gravity is a theory and is therefore arguably non existent. I will also just stare at you if you tell me about how Elvis is haunting your stairwell or 9/11 was an inside job.
My name is Paul, my fathers name is Paul, and likewise with his Father for four generations total. I was told we were too poor to afford a new name when I was born. On top of that I don't even have a middle name. I got shafted.