My energy tends to be low-key and contemplative. I'm generally drawn to people who get excited about ideas, who are kind-hearted and self-aware, and who have carved out unusual lifestyles for themselves.
Other pursuits: soccer, meditation, hiking, volunteering, reading, biking, yoga, board games.
Processing large quantities of complex data, analyzing patterns and trends, ferreting out meaning...
Movies: American History X, The Thin Red Line, Lost in Translation, Schindler's List, Bladerunner, Requiem for a Dream, The Neverending Story, Pee Wee Herman's Big Adventure, Shine, The Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore, To Be and to Have, The Matrix, Memento, Harold and Maude, City of God, Kung Fu Hustle, Anchorman, Life of Brian.
Music: Radiohead, Ani DiFranco, The Magnetic Fields, Yo La Tengo, Aphex Twin, Cat Power, Rachels, Modest Mouse, The Dismemberment Plan, They Might Be Giants, Beck, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Weakerthans, Bjork, Weezer, Elliot Smith, Belle and Sebastian, The Smiths, Pedro the Lion, Sufjan Stevens, Iron and Wine, DJ Shadow, The Last Emperor, Cafe Tacuba, Built to Spill, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, The Microphones, Regina Spektor, Sunny Day Real Estate, Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, Mumford and Sons, silence.
"Only the ideas that we actually live are of any value." - Hesse
"To know that you do not know is the best. To pretend to know is disease." - Lao Tzu
"What's real? What's not? I test how other people deal with reality." - Andy Kaufman
"Of all the evil I deem you capable. Therefore I want the good from you. Verily I have often laughed at weaklings who thought themselves good because they had no claws." - Nietzsche
"The mouth speaks without moving the lips: Suddenly the eyes are words." - Neruda
- The nature of consciousness.
- The relationship between technology and human happiness.
- How the political/economic/social structures we develop within impact our experience of self and world.
- Games / optimal strategy.
- Humor, and whatever the opposite of humor is.
...you think about things, you think about how you think about things, and, possibly, you think about how you think about how you think about things.
...you recognize the futility of thought.
...paradoxes don't make your head explode.
...you are intellectually curious, compassionate, physically active, have plumbed your own depths, enjoy and seek out silence, harbor both darkness and light, and appreciate absurdity.