A big part of my personal philosophy is to treat people as I would like to be treated in any given situation. It is only fair.
I consider myself a cynical optimist or optimistic cynic. What that means is that I recognize that there are a lot things wrong in the world, but at the same time, I like to work through the bad along with the good.
That can come across as being lay-back to a fault, but its always surprising when I find the things that are present, that I didn't notice them before. Every time I think I've found that last piece of the puzzle called "Self", I find there's a whole different section to complete