I am a spiritual person who does not believe in the supernatural. This includes the personified God. I am a humanist. My philosophy is inspired greatly by The Buddha, Jesus, Confucius, and the great western philosophers like Lock and Hume. My life is lived on a principal of compassion and community service. These values are to be found when one gets in touch with their human spirituality. We are social animals and our love and compassion for each other are essential to our social functioning.
I'm not sure if that is what the question was looking for, but it's what I gave you ;)
TV: Myth Busters, Dr. Who, Bobs Burgers, Star Trek, Firefly, Bar rescue, NOVA science now, Pretty much any Documentary or nature series, Colbert Report and The Daily Show, Shark Tank, School Rumble, Po Po Tan,.
I like some Anime. I enjoy it, but I dont tend to geek out over it. I do geek out over Star Trek and Dr. Who though.
Music: I like anything that isn't made by a computer. I have a special liking of folk and Jazz music. That sh*t has some soul.
Food: I love food. I try to eat as healthy as I can, cook at home, and use more chicken and fish instead of beef. But really, I like to eat almost anything except mushrooms and onions. I'm an adventurous spirit. I am also a flexible eater and willing to accommodate anyone's diet.
1. My family. They are so supportive and loving. I have no idea how I would be where I am without them
2. Science / reason. I can't imagine living a life of superstition and faith. I grew up like that and it betrayed me so many times. I have never been betrayed by reason unless I error'd in my reasoning, in which reason ultimately clears up the error in thinking.
3. Love / compassion: After I lost my Christian faith, I became a buddhist for a few years. The discipline really focused on love and compassion and those values have created an inner peace I had never had before. I am no longer Buddhist, but I deeply respect the religion, just as I deeply respect Jesus as a figure of love and compassion. Now, as a humanist, I find these values are extremely important not only for the individual to lead a happy life, but for a community to flourish.
4. intimacy / companionship: I love to share myself completely. This is one of the attachments I value that is unfulfilled at the moment. I am not a perfect person, and I really enjoy sharing myself, imperfections and all, and receiving someone else and learning about their wounds and trials and understanding where they came from and why they are the way they are. Nothing is more amazing than having someone in your life that has a mutual understanding and acceptance of each other.
5. The internet, lol: I love it. I'm a 90's kid, and we had a dial up modem in 1995, and Cable in 2000. I'm addicted to knowledge, I want to learn as much as I can in this short existence and pass on the most important, strange, wondrous, and bewildering of that knowledge to a child some day
6. Nature: I love the city and the internet and everything the modern world has to offer, but sometimes there is nothing more enjoyable then entering nature and ruffing it for a few days. It is so beautiful and peaceful. The stress of modern life just melts away.
If you are curious about my politics, I'm a progressive independent. If you want to know more, ask me, the subject is too complex to get into here.
I'm willing to admit to a lot of things in a conversation, but to just put something in an essay without a dialog is difficult. So how about this. Send me a message and ask me anything and I will tell you.