I question myself a lot. I try to be honest about my feelings, to myself and others. Sometimes, that means I don't suffer in silence, don't pretend I'm tougher than I really am. I don't like pretending.
I like knowing why I do stuff, especially if the answer is ugly. I like knowing why others act the way they do. I like knowing the whys of stuff in general.
I like learning languages. It lets me understand more people, and be understood by them. I like understanding.
I like making stuff. Serious things, that work, and solve problems. That's why I'm an engineer. Also silly things, useless beautiful things, like puns, etymology, metaphors, and writing in general. I love stories; it's like feels and memories and hopes and dremas we all share, taking a life of their own.
I like striving for ideals. I'm a do-gooder, and a dreamer. But I don't like being naive about it. The way to fly, to soar in the sky, is to understand gravity really, really well, and then tricking it into letting you. The way to succeed is to understand all the ways in which one could fail. And to hang on, and not give up.
Let me finish this with a song: https://soundcloud.com/raymond-arnold/brighter-than-today