In my experience, most problems in day-to-day life can be solved by looking up the etymology of words.
Those that remain probably aren't worth getting upset over.
Then I left my Ph.D. program, and since then I've occasionally looked back wistfully at the well-structured, linear career path of a tenure track academic.
I've been doing lots of interesting things in and around Pittsburgh this year, but none of them have been well-structured or linear.
Wearing blazers over t-shirts.
Writing down good ideas on post-it notes.
Appreciating poorly-lit cafés.
Putting on conversational hats.
I've been surprised to discover that tablets now function as e-readers. My 2009-era Kindle, which was last seen hurtling through a living room window, was woefully inadequate compared to this new iPad Air, which I may attach to myself at the wrist.
I read Isaac Asimov for ideas and John Green for feelings. Currently reading: Welcome to the Monkey House.
I attended the last two years' worth of Firefly Music Festivals and am proud to claim that I knew about it before it was cool.
UPDATE: I applied for a new passport. Will probably escape the country by nightfall once it arrives.
UPDATE 2: Passport arrived! If you have ideas, propose a country and we'll leave within the fortnight.
Similarly, I used to think I couldn't do without USB chargers and particularly the standardization of charging ports across devices. This was disproven when I simply stopped charging my phone for days, and nothing bad happened.
I rearrange the furniture in my house a lot; recently I installed 700 Christmas lights, mostly in icicle format, and rendered the ceiling light entirely obsolete.
You're suspicious of profiles that label "easy-going" or "laid-back" as primary personality attributes.