To me a lot more is learned from a few moments in someones presence than an essay of someone's life can tell you and people love to talk about themselves, and of course in the best terms possible, so what do people really look for in these? Are you alive behind the words you use, are you aware you exist and do you believe what the hell you're saying or is this all some contrived, shiny, magic mystery box with nothing inside but the faint smell of shame? These are life's questions.
I've already lived the illusion of American Dream and realized, for the most part, it's a way to sell you things, and put you into debt and servitude and as George Carlin once said "It's called the American dream because you have to be asleep to believe it". I bought a house with a big yard down in the horrible state of Florida, new cars, motorcycles, stocks, big TV's, all the fixin's of a "great life" and found it wanting. So now I actively live life and move towards what I'm passionate about instead of living the trap of facilitating a life that somehow never gets to be lived. I own my own business doing what interests me in production of sound and lighting, but all that building up wealth and "concentrating on my career" as I've realized is a death knell to the human spirit unless it is a side effect to doing what you are passionate about. I still have nice things but things aren't people and meaningful relationships and self-actualization.
As for what moves me, I really love science and art and music and people, having deep conversations about the nature of the universe and how odd it is that it exists but I also love to have dumb conversations about nothing. I love meeting people that move me to question my assumptions, and beautifully idiotic things (Stephen Colbert is a personal hero of mine). I'm a bit of an old school gentleman in that I believe in being honest and respectful and treating people with kindness, and doing my best to bring out the beauty in others and myself. If you have a question, ask it. Everyone is scared to talk to each other on here, it's like middle school all over again...digitally I guess. Maybe because its such a stalker sort of interaction. Anyway bullshitting aside, how are you, who are you, how's life? Do you also think online dating is just fucking weird?