I'm as wealthy as MC Hammer, as graceful as a dog at a fire hydrant and as modest as Kanye West. I drink hatorade for breakfast to start the day off right. I poo poo on science…It's a tool of Satan. The cosmos is hideous like your face. TED is lame as a duck. Not the metaphorical lame duck, but a real duck actually lame from stepping on a land mine. Compassion is for weak namby pamby fairies. Little old ladies that can no longer bake me cookies should be made into soylent green.
I work as hard as your mom on a Saturday night and my ambition is like the wings of an ostrich. I can't stand hiking, kayaking, swimming, tennis or any other activity that could mess up your manicure. Wanderlust is for hoity-toity yuppie douche-bags. Sapiosexuals are pathetic impotent Missionary Mary librarians. When they're bad in bed, I give them my best sargasm. I'm a bum as tight as a snare drum…Up tight! If you don't think this sarcasm is as subtle as a butt burp air biscuit in the bath…Tough noogies… We can get together the second Tuesday of next week to talk about it.
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SERIOUSLY... Life is school. I'm here to learn, laugh, and love. Friends say I’m a chummy, open, wholehearted, "happy go lucky" ducky. Hakuna matata...I'm a dreamer with a starry-eyed/poetic outlook on life...always romanticizing the cosmos and radical compassion for all humanity. Religious??? Nope. My religion is kindness!
I’m ceaselessly in awe and wonder as to how everything in life works and a sponge for such things. I aim to never be the smartest guy in the room and have a voracious appetite for people's fascinating life narratives and each person’s unique smarts. Music, sports, languages, nature are all just as fascinating as stereo-typically “brainy” stuff. A brainy fascination of mine is behavioral neuroscience, particularly the neuroscience of engendering cultural tolerance when it comes to religion, race, nationality, sex etc.
Do you seek a playmate for yoga, swing dancing, hiking, caving, skydiving or a cuddlebuddy to enjoy a film with? Let’s enjoy a moment! Be sure and skim my profile to see all the fascinations, smiles, laughs and playfulness we share!
Video messaging via phone (skype, glide, etc) and love of travel have afforded me amazing relationships at any distance. I wouldn't have some of my greatest enduring relationships had I limited my horizons to my local city! :-)
...I even met incredible people throughout East Africa via OKC! I totally had to cut a ton of Western culture humor out of my profile. ;-)
Now back in the States, I intend to visit lots of friends across the US and couldn't be more excited I'm free as a bird to settle in any metro, so we'll see which opportunities and beautiful souls steal my heart as my journey unfolds! I couldn't be more excited transitioning to even more fulfilling efforts investing in apartment buildings and social justice stuff.
On a serious note. When it said "doing with my life" I had a bit of déjà vu! www.tiny.cc/lifeaims
I'm a really autotelic, self-satisfied, independent person and gravitate to others with a great sense of self-efficacy also. I endorse the following aphorisms:
▬ "We're all dating ourselves everyday...Establish you’re happy by yourself, before sharing it with someone else."
▬ "Happiness" is not a destination..."Love" is not a destination
▬ "Emotionally invest in the experiential process, not a specific outcome." http://youtu.be/W7B_4zGHJQg?t=1m33s
▬ "An attitude of love towards oneself, and happiness by oneself, will be found in all who are fully capable of loving others.."
▬ "You are what you love, not what loves you." www.tiny.cc/adaptation
Amazing Things Seen/Done?
Spelunking Espy cave. www.tiny.cc/espycave
Synchronous fireflies. www.tiny.cc/synchfireflies
Skin diving w/ sea turtles in Maui. Day-hiking Appalachian mountains. Hiking sand dunes. Skydiving. Polar Bear plunge. Hiking the tropical forest in Maui. Cliff diving. Serving the Special Olympics. Psychedelic Phish at Bonnaroo. A lot of mountain peaks, zip-lining & rafting in Costa Rica. Kayaking & camping Canadian boundary waters. Swimming through raging flood waters when access roads to a friend's home were overtaken. Haleakala sunset.
Hang gliding Lookout Mountain
Rafting Ocoee River
Mountain biking Raccoon Mountain
www.tiny.cc/big5 ...................... www.tiny.cc/hfisher
www.tiny.cc/chemistry ............ www.tiny.cc/whyhim
www.tiny.cc/lovelang ............... www.tiny.cc/lutherggg
www.tiny.cc/pioneer ................. www.tiny.cc/attachstyle
Friends say my strengths are:
▀ that I sing in deaf children's choir
▀ being wholehearted/ unassuming/ pragmatism/ ambition
▀ my investing acumen/managing finances
I'm in a bromance with IWontMurderYou6. You can't not like the guy!
Literature??? Tom Robbins, Murakami, www.kurzweilai.net, Capital in 21st Century, Catherine Fitts blog, Go-Giver, Outliers, www.eatingacademy.com, Freakonomics, Brain's Role in Religious & Mystic Experiences, Art & Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance, Valuing Wall Street, Deliberate Dumbing Down of America, Man's Search For Meaning, Waking Up, Economic Facts & Fallacies, Pale Blue Dot, Life You Can Save, Psychology Today blogs, Stages of Faith, Millionaire Next Door, How God Changes Your Brain, Ethical Slut, Mating in Captivity, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn ... www.tiny.cc/lutherbooks
Comedians??? Jeselnik, Regan, Robin Williams, Gaffigan, Chappelle, Dunham, Impractical Jokers Comedy Troupe
SNL, Team America, Borat, Patch Adams, Dumb & Dumber, Brazil, Lego Movie, Happy Gilmore, Kickass, Napoleon Dynamite, Shrek, Meet the Parents, Holy Mountain, Intouchables, Kung Fu Hustle, Mary & Max
Before Midnight, Waking Life, Amadeus, Gandhi, Pay It Forward, Monster, Great Dictator, Reader, Mr Nobody, Treasure of Sierra Madre, Fountain, Schindler's List, The Sessions, Network, 500 Days of Summer, Mulholland Dr
Nonlinear/confusing/abstract/puzzle films, documentaries, www.Fora.tv, House MD, Vsauce, Cosmos documentary series, foreign films
iPod??? Audiobooks, more audiobooks, comedy, podcasts, EDM, jam bands, brainwave entrainment, orchestral soundtracks, Piano Guys, folk, African Tribal, calypso, soca, vocal jazz, acoustic vocals, simple soulful music, ukulele, spoken word, simple Spanish vocals, Lindsey Sterling, Flamenco, Apocalyptica, Sam Lin, Clint Mansell, LOTR, nature/ocean/rain sounds, scat, lounge music, classical (solo piano & violin). Soaring strings & vocals transport me to cloud 9!
...the amazing times we live in & the ever increasing precision with which we can explore the brain/consciousness/universe!
Promoting principles for self-actualization as a "happiness engineer."
Effective altruism & illuminating social justice issues.
I'm enamored with: ▬ www.tiny.cc/stage6 ▬ www.tiny.cc/perspective ▬ www.tiny.cc/happy75k ▬ www.tiny.cc/buyhappiness
Other than comedy, pop culture & mainstream media bores me. My favorite credos regarding media & history: "Every man his own priest" "Truth can be stranger than fiction" "Sunlight is the best disinfectant"
"I'm in a permanent state of an intellectual erection."
- Salvador Dali :p
...My worldview straddles the boundaries between neurology, psychiatry & psychoanalysis. Kind of like a House MD that warmly sees people & myself as “curious little creatures.”...but without House's condescension. (E.G. I like guessing people's digit ratio) www.tiny.cc/digitratio
In addition to aforementioned interests, I also enjoy reading about: happiness econonomics, biopsychosocial models, psychobiography, neurotheology, biopsychology, neurocriminology, epigenetics, biotech, noetic sciences, TDCS, pharmacology, psychonautics, synesthesia, low-carb & ketogenic dieting, sexology, oneirology, lucid dreaming, experimental psychology, global investing, neurohacking
If you want to know more, I've amended dozens of the OKC Q&As with pensive stuff from my blog. The Q&As gush with what colors my worldview.
BEEEEEEEEEEEP. We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming….
www.poweringpotential.org/team/staff ▬Yes, that's me :-)
You won't find me at the bar...I'm a bucket list kind of chap always seeking novel/variety of experiences:
TED conferences, Skepticon, film festivals, music festivals (Bonnaroo, Ultra Music Festival, TomorrowWorld, Dayglow, Electronic Daisy Carnival, Burning Man, etc), OneTaste/GGG, float tanking, hiking, yoga, swing dancing, trampoline gym, snowboarding, indoor rock climbing (I'm terrible at bouldering), cycling, kayaking, spelunking, ballooning, meetups/salons, swimming, snorkeling/scuba, poetry cafe, meditating, museums, Nordic skiing, tennis, disc golf, exercising, roadtripping, international travel/world heritage sites, ziplining, 4wheeling, bungee, zorbing, hang gliding, playing party games w/ friends, hosting couchsurfers www.tiny.cc/luthercouch, volunteering for brain research (www.researchmatch.org is amazing!)
▀ Have burning desire to lead change you wish to see in the world??!!
▀ You're most interested in musing with mindmates & any given day eager to share the novel somethings you just learned???
▀ You're an emotional Jedi and hunger for deep, wholehearted conversation with intimates??? www.tiny.cc/wholehearted
▀ You delight psyching people up to be the best they can be???
▀ You take pleasure in serving others/making a difference with helpmates???
▀ You have a mature understanding of "privilege" and appreciate that growing "affluent" can empower positive influence just as much as not growing affluent and giving time???
▀ You love hearing me habitually say "What do you think?"... "I respect that..." or "humbly I don't know, and I'd be curious to learn that..."
▀ You seek a yoga/acroyoga/swing dancing/hiking mate???
▀ You seek a runningmate/tennis/swolemate???
▀ You seek thrills, outdoors, world wonders with playmates???
▀ You'd love to muse over audiobooks while roadtripping???
▀ You'd love weekend trips to mountains for day hikes???
▀ You'd love to tent/sleep under the stars in national parks???
▀ Months travel in Tanzania, Bali, Costa Rica intrigues you???
▀ You love snuggling up watching films??? (foreign, indy, documentary, psychological thriller)
▀ You enjoy the intimacy of reading books aloud???
▀ You conduct shamelessly awkward social experiments E.G. candid camera to gather people's reactions???
▀ Modest, dreamer, well-read, great judge of character, radiate empathy, poetic, witty, generous, high-fiving???
I believe in reciprocal dating/taking turns and share Warren Buffett's prosperity mindset and ideology regarding conspicuous spending. I love the endorphins and euphoria of novel romantic interests as much as anybody AND a firm believer it takes a couple years to allow that stage to pass before considering greater secure attachments/greater commitments.
I can be very decisive and my philosophy is "different strokes for different folks" or www.markmanson.net/fuck-yes
Sooo...Are you excitedly thinking something I've shared is complimentary and more of "who you are?" If it's an emphatic YES, I'm eager to make your acquaintance!!!
My fellowsapiosexuals out there, this will undoubtedly make you smile :-) ... http://youtu.be/lmEbF2uhsZk?t=4s
Ignore all that follows, it's only for those persons using interest tags on the desktop PC version of OKC
Shambhala Buddhism social movements social issues political leaders public speaking author leadership social injustice social inequality social structure social equality political activism political campaigns political blogs occupy wall street the occupy movement anti-capitalists anti-capitalism altruism Secularism secular humanism The Perennial Philosophy Unitarianism Unitarian Universalism Universalism collective action cooperation economic justice Community Organizing young turks pale blue dot the pale blue dot self-actualization real estate investing positive psychology electro swing acro yoga imperialism pastafarian transhumanism pantheism socioeconomics behavioral economics behavioral neuroscience biohacking psychonautics self-actualization
Leaders: John Taylor Gatto, Catherine Austin Fitts, Louis Brandeis, Martin Luther, Martin Luther King, neurotheologist Todd Murphy, neuroscientists Alan Snyder & Vilayanur S. Ramachandran, Ray Kurzweil, Peter Singer, Tank Man, neurochemist Steve Fowkes, Naomi Klein, Charlie Chaplin, Ramsey Clark, Meb Faber, Jeremy Grantham, Warren Buffett, Thomas J Stanley, Ethan Nadelmann, Eckhart Tolle, Nick Hanauer, Daniel Amen, Werner Erhard, Simon Sinek, Elaine Aron, Mozi, Buddha's condemnation of the caste system, Ben Cohen (ben & jerry's)
Historians/Academics/Journalists: Carroll Quigley, C. Wright Mills, Glenn Greenwald, Antony Sutton, William Domhoff, Gary Webb
Whistleblowers William Binney, Russ Tice, Jacob Appelbaum, Charlotte Iserbyt, Smedley Butler