I enjoy being around smart people: there is much to be learned from them, intimidated as I may feel by their intellect.
Having read a little about what goes into it, I have much respect for authors, too. It sounds like a particularly difficult and time-consuming job.
Learning to compromise when reality clashes with childhood dreams is something I have needed to do as I grew older, yet sometimes feel disappointed in myself-or is it a sense of embarrassment that I could have been so credulous. So wrapped up in the fantastic image of myself that I believed that I was infallible. That I could do anything. We cannot accomplish whatever we put our minds to.
With few exceptions, I am indifferent to what people think of me. I don't care that I am not the most popular person in the room, and don't need the approval of people who mean very little if anything to me.
I take pride in my work, but am not a slave to it, and look forward to doing the things that bring me pleasure outside of working hours. I usually finish my routine work [reading through tender advertisements and forwarding a summary of those that may meet my employer's criteria to a mailing list.
Appreciating the time I spend with my family, close and extended, wherever they are. Their coming deaths linger at the back of my mind, as they have for most of my life: I must not take therm for granted.
I also enjoy reading comics. I regularly subscribe to Marvel Unlimited, and look forward to the analogous Comixology service launching in my country.
Movies and television: hardly ever. I subscribe to Netflix or ShowMax sporadically, and rent DVDs when I am on leave.
Most of what I watch is science fiction and fantasy [this includes superhero movies].
Music: Pre 20th century composers, Kate Bush, ABBA, The Beatles, Enya, Evanescence
Role playing games, shoot-em-ups, real time strategy, and platformers
Libraries, because books are expensive, and storage space scarce. Books/magazines/comics: still my primary form of entertainment. [I would happily pay a yearly subscription to belong to a vast online library from which I could read a given number of books a month.]
My job: because most of I need or enjoy has a price tag. [A sense of accomplish in completing a task as well as I possibly can doesn't hurt either.]
My computer and its associated LTE internet connection.
If your interests and conception of reality are similar to mine.
If you would like to recommend a book, movie, comic, series, or game think I might enjoy. The same goes for websites.
I have a modest number of "Likes", but do not know who these people are as I am not paying OKCupid for that information. At least not until the Rand:Dollar exchange rate drops by nearly half of its current value. If you are about to click on the "Like" button, please consider sending me a message once you have read through my profile first. Thanks.