I have fancy pretentious degrees, like a BA in Philosophy from Yale and an MBA from Harvard. But I have no arrogance about them and I'm convinced that almost everything that happens in life comes down to chance--or at the very least--things entirely outside of our control. I'm also convinced that the more success people have, the more likely they are to attribute it to themselves (erroneously). I don't make that mistake and have very little patience for elitists.
I like my job a lot, but my real passion is learning. I think everyone has something to teach me, and that life is full of amazing mysteries. I shoot for reading at least 20 books a year, mostly non-fiction and heavy on the science and philosophy, and I always appreciate new book recommendations. In my ideal life I would be a perpetual undergrad taking survey courses for no credit.
Movies: Pan's Labyrinth, Life is Beautiful, Avatar, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Aladdin
Music: Seu Jorge, Mariza (Fado), Cesaria Evora, Pavarotti, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Years and Years, Sean Paul, Hozier, Banks
Food: I like most foods
A difficult challenge
You agree that the worst thing that should ever come from an online date is a pleasant conversation with an interesting and respectful stranger.