I am not here for meeting people in meatspace, unless of course we become friends, in which case my favorite thing is to break bread with pals and hang out and swap turns playing iPod DJ and talk shit and learn stuff.
If you are looking for a romantic connection, I wish you the very best of luck and will gladly serve as a sounding board and friendly counselor, but I am not in the pool of available folks and am not even remotely playing about that.
Acting on empathy ranks pretty high on my list of things I work on. I find I easily put myself in other people's shoes but don't always reach for the action or words that I suspect might help or be most meaningful. Just for example, I have been that guy who fails to call a dear friend when his father dies. It is not that I don't feel my friend's pain or don't know what to do, it's that let the fear of dealing with the anguish of such situations paralyze me. I have come to recognize that this kind of neglect is far worse than being oblivious. Among the things I am working on right now, being there for people is the highest on my list. It has been enormously rewarding.
1. Love for my loves.
2. Food for my belly.
3. Water for the river inside me.
4. Air for my fire.
5. Earth for my garden.
6. Roof for my sky.