I think there is almost nothing so precious as learning to see the world in a new way, because each time you do, the universe becomes a more expansive and wondrous place. I will never let any idea or person intimidate me. I have a playful disposition and ruthlessly analytical mind. I'm creative to a fault and I constantly challenge myself with new ideas and experiences. I find myself gently undermining any dogmatic ideological system I bump into. I deconstruct status quo beliefs but also combat the malicious hypocritical narrowness of those that disdain standards. This includes the ideologies I love and value.
I have a great deal of interest and concern in politics but I have to admit that I'm sickened by the bestial viciousness and willful ignorance that pervades contemporary affairs. I was raised in a fairly liberal family and that is where my heart still finds moral sanity, but my views have become tempered by some of the harsh realities that I have come to accept from my studies. Still, I enjoy helping people because thoughtful compassion is its own reward.
My general manner is stoic and patient, but I am a deeply passionate person with an indomitably playful side. I feel you get the most out of what you give the most. I'm poetically enamored with the idea of the anima and animus. I don't dream of many conquests but instead of finding one passion so deep and honest that through my love of her I touch that essence which is all women. There is nothing more compellingly erotic to me than the ecstasy of a woman experiencing the full sensuality of her femininity. I tend to enjoy those things that my lover enjoys the most. I feel that honest communication and nonjudgmental exploration is key both in and out of the bedroom. I have had friends and lovers but the best relationships are ones that forge a synergy out of both these possibilities. Passion adds depth and vitality to friendship while trust unleashes the true potential of romantic love.
I am creative, open-minded, and intelligent
More mundanely, I think I have good days in which I can sing and cook well.
b) Brazil, The Princess Bride, Crash, A Clockwork Orange, The Wicker Man, Schindler's List, The Evil Dead Pt 2 (don't judge a book by its cover), Fight Club (ditto), Pulp Fiction, Spirited Away, A Fish Called Wanda, Ground Hog Day, Thelma and Louis, Bulldurham, The Gods Must be Crazy, The world according Garp, Life of Brian, The Thing (John Carpenters), Blade Runner.
XTC, Poe, Laika, Crash Test Dummies, Pink, M and M (some stuff), Indigo Girls, Simon and Garfunkle, Jefferson Airplane, Shriekback, Beck, Beatles, Byrds, Peter Gabriel, Dead Kennedies, Tori-Alanis-Sheryl-Shakira-etc... Living Color, Public Enemy, Evanessence, Cat Stevens, Beethoven, Bach, Dvorak, Vivaldi, Walter/Wendy Carlos, Stranglers, Oingo boingo, Missing Persons, Romeo Void, Laurie Andersen, Divinyls, Siouxie and the Banshees, Frou Frou/Imogen Heap, Dover, K's Choice...
Some individual songs - Walking on the Sun, Days Go By, Scatterlings of Africa, For What It's Worth, Open Your Eyes, Carmina Burana, Pachabel's Cannon, Lakme, Homo Sapien, Europa and the Pirate Twins, Video Killed the Radio Star, Ganster's Paradise, Manchild, Voodoo, Bela Lugosi's Dead, What I Am, Land Down Under...
D) Well, there is a difference between the foods I love and the foods I will eat because I am health conscious. Foods that fit both criteria are: Pomagranites, Kiwi, Mangos, Strawberries, marinated charbroiled chicken breast, gormez-sabzi, stuffed grape leaves, hummus, broiled salmon, sushi, spinach chef salads, ...
I like to take subjects of which people tend to hold dichotomous views and figure out how they can be synthesized. Sometimes this takes the form of finding common ground but often it take the form of a fresh deeper look at the underlying issues the renders the conflicy moot. Random examples would be nature versus nurture. Have aliens visited us? Moral absolutism versus relativism. rductionism versus synthetic views.
On a less modest note:
I don't own a gun
I don't drive a big car
Wear size 13 shoes
In other words I am secure in my masculinity.