I am free of racism, sexism, religionism, and other assorted bigotries, and don't really understand why other people aren't. (Well, actually I do understand, it's just that that kind of thought process feels so very alien to me.) I enjoy flipping social mores to see them from the other side, which is why I wholeheartedly support things like the Hawkeye Initiative and baseball caps for teams like the New York Jews.
When I was growing up, my family spent a few of my formative years on welfare, so thrift is pretty well ingrained in me. I abhor the culture of waste, entitlement, and dissatisfaction that our society has created, and feel smug when I do perfectly fine without what most other people consider to be neccessities. Television, gaming consoles, tobacco, credit cards, MP3 players, restaurants, coffee, cell phones, alcohol, spell check, and even cars are all on the long list of Things I Do Not Need. I am a firm proponent of living simply, and well within one's means. This is not to say that I'm cheap--if there's something that I want, and at a price that I consider fair, then I will buy it. How many of you own a rapier?
I have NEVER been afraid to be different. I'm also 100% behind being childlike without being childish; to combine the curiosity, enthusiasm, innocence, and open-mindedness of youth with the wisdom, maturity, perspicacity, and good taste of age. I think keeping a healthy sense of play is important.
I'm active, but not athletic: If you'd like to go on a little afternoon hike/picnic on the spur of the moment, can I come too? If you're the type that goes snowboarding every other weekend, I'll just stay home, thanks. I'll occasionally do Manly Things if they happen to need doing, or maybe just to say that I did them (I once cut halfway through a big log using only a large wooden mallet), but not to impess the womenfolk by waving my testosterone around. Given the choice of, say, fun things to do in a boat, I would rather row out to the middle of a lake and read a book than go kayaking down some rapids.