I'm a huge fan of taking the road less traveled.
Yeah...it does mean I miss out on some of the "normal" things that happen in your 20s or 30s but that also means I get to do things that don't involve being stuck in a miserable 9-5 I hate or settling down for the first attractive woman who shows me attention.
Life for me is made up of experiences and experiences make you wiser...and hopefully, when done right, a better and smarter person.
In order to do that I try to set myself up for "freedom" by taking risks, starting businesses, trying different jobs, learning new skills, and placing an emphasis on new experiences.
One of my favorite quotes is from Jerry Rice:
“Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't”
Although I just hit 30, I'm still living by the same philosophy:
Make dumb decisions, take risks, fail hard, embarrass yourself...and be willing to laugh at yourself through it all?
I’m really into autobiographies, documentaries, and stories of successful people who have changed the world.
It’s kind of nerdy, but there's something about being able to see the world through an older, wiser set of lens...you realize that the issues, drama, and nonsense you spend so much time thinking about is actually, in the grand scheme of things....kinda insignificant.
Plus, being able to get lost in a book set in the 50s, 60, or even 70s is a thrill in itself - it gives me nostalgia for a time period I never existed in.
Hmm, what else? OK here goes the more generic "me, me, me" section:
I used to produce Hip Hop/RnB music for local artists and had dreams of stardom but it's more of a hobby nowadays.
I drive fast, refuse to take shit from anyone, and am generally an asshole, but you know... the fun kind that’s impossible to hate. If life were a movie I’d be a villain. The villain you root for...
If we hang out there will never be an “awkward silence” so don’t worry. If you’re nervous, I will just tease you.
I’m also a bit of a scoundrel in that I’m very good at understanding when there’s good chemistry, and I’ve never been the one that’s scared of making the first move ;-)
I get bored easily so being able to keep up an intelligent, fun, and interesting conversation whether in person or over the phone is mucho important.
I’m pretty mature for my age and am often labeled as “Wise beyond my years.”
I’m not taking this too seriously. I don’t play mind games, nor do I placate low self-esteem. If we get along, we'll be fine. Otherwise we'll both move on with our lives. Either way, it's never a waste of time if you look at every experience as an opportunity to grow.
P.S. If I send you a message that seems strange then I’m probably just bored and frigging with you. But also maybe I'm interested, it depends on how funny your reply is.
Nobel Peace Prize, I've got my eyes on you!