~ Friedrich Nietzsche, Seventy-Five Aphorisms from Five Volumes, Mixed Opinions and Maxims (1879)
Summarize myself? Seriously? To what length should I limit such a novel? My family is still figuring me out, and they have known me my entire life! *Chuckles*
In all sincerity, I am a wholly unique man. The only way to summarize myself in a manner which is brief and let's you know the essence of who I am is to say that you will never meet another person like me so long as you live. That is neither for the better or the worse, nor indifference.
I've lived an interesting life, and in many respects a very amazing life. I've seen much and I've done much and I've interacted with an extraordinarily diverse group of people throughout that entire time. I've always striven to become the best me that I can possibly be, and I have no regrets of the choices I've made throughout my journey thus far.
Life isn't always easy, but to quote Confucius, "No matter where you go ~ there you are." Life isn't about the destination, it's not about a finish line, there's no first, second or third prize..... it's about the journey. The journey is absolutely incredible, when it's not taken for granted. Money & stuff are so grossly over-emphasized. 100 years from now, no one will remember how much money you have, nor how much stuff you have...... time is the only important value...... what you do with your time, who you share your time with.....
The only life wasted is one which wasted time, squandered it as though it was an entitlement. Time is not promised.... time is not guaranteed. Most people I see suffering in unfulfilling relationships are doing so because they take spending time together for granted.... wasting it bickering and arguing over trivial things of trivial significance.... and for what? Time is all that we have to give, and all that we have to share. Time is priceless.
To share one's time is to share one's love, for what greater value can we offer to another than our time and our attention?