I love to learn and I want to explore ... see new things, meet new people. I pick up documentaries (on space or science) often, I have traveled a fair bit already and hope to do more traveling in the future, and I'm working hard on putting myself out there despite having some social anxiety and severe depression.
I believe in benevolence ... which is to say I have a hard time passing a homeless person and not giving at least a kind word, I find it impossible to be too judgmental, I forgive easily, and I work hard to see the best in people. This manifests in other ways, but yeah ... I believe in benevolence. Not for any selfish reason, I don't believe it comes back to me. I just want to see a better world and I want to do my part.
I cherish science and logical, rational, and/or strategic thought despite the fact that I'm a very emotionally in tune person. I own more than one copy of The Art of War. In the same breath I swear I am made of cheese, like the moon. I'm goofy and silly as can be. I make love to food.
I 'break' for oddities and I love talking to professors, scientists, and the occasional hacker (when I meet one) the most. I used to drink with soldiers and smoke with Christians.
Learning to really love being alive while actively trying to change whatever environment I'm in so that it more suits the world I wish to live in.
Thought experiments, emotional maturity experiments. I like to think of myself as a bit of a scientist, asking myself why often. I think this way of thinking lends itself towards being an anarchist, but I don't feel that the species is ready for anarchy yet. I hope and want to try and figure out a better form of government with some good friends.
I also love to spar, give long hugs, quietly watch the morning or the sunset unfold. I enjoy my peace and serenity, but I have been dying to go swimming in a lake with balloons and glow sticks.
Compassion. Courage. Honor. Duty. Politeness. Righteousness. Loyalty.
And above all, Benevolence.
"You have the thirst for justice and the fire of righteousness that few can understand ... " ~ My Teacher
"If you could only conquer your anger ... there would be no stopping that." An English teacher
"Patrick, I don't think your element is water exactly. Its more like steam and smoke." A dear friend whom I'm proud to call sister.
When meeting a new person I tell them that my name means 'Nobleman' in Latin.
I will also probably ask if I look like Gordan Freeman from Half Life.
The Book of Five Rings by Musashi
Marine Sniper and Silent warrior; An effusive pair biographies of one of my heroes, Gunnery Sargent Carlos Hathcock the Second ... this guy is often known as the sniper who saved people and ended his career pulling people out of a burning APC. I don't worship murder, war, or violence and neither did he.
Grendel, easily the most hilarious book I've ever read
A lot of the books fed to me in English and by my creative writing teacher in college (the classics are classics for a reason) ... Love ya Yesho
Anything by Tim O'Brian.
How to teach your dog physics
Currently digging the 40k series.
101 Theory Drive was fantastic as was Kluge!
I'm on an biography kick at the moment, anything enriching and inspiring. Just finished the Art of Asking and eyeing up a big juicy one about Eisenhower.
I have fallen in love with just about anything written by Neil Gaiman.
Large bodies of water - I'm a fucking otter when it comes to water
Mountains - Not just the physical ones. I love challenge, I have enough of it right now, but I need that adversity.
Love - Working on that two way street.
Heroes - I have many real life heroes that I model certain aspects of my personal code.
I'd like to be hanging out with an awesome group of people, watching TED talks, discussing how to craft various utopias, drinking tea, planning out world domination. Seriously its a lot of fun if you are the thinking type.
Or sitting around a camp fire with a sweet heart, talking about how stars could actually be alive.
Or at a cafe, with weirdos discussing stuff, going to a concert maybe (prefer small shows), I've already been to the symphony a few times and I'd love to go back.
Hopefully soon, I'll be in school for heavy equipment operation ... you know, big stuff like excavators or bull dozers that you see at construction sites. Possibly even getting a free ride.
If you need a work out buddy, I know I seriously could use one.
Always open to book suggestions and I love exchanging music.
Just to chat with no expectations or obligations, I'm not always around ... but, I'll always be there.