"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms." - HDT
Movies: The Professional (Leon), The Dark Knight, Gladiator, Love Actually, 500 Days of Summer, LOTR, and Aliens.
Food: I can eat anything, but my favorites are probably Japanese, Indian, Italian, and Korean.
Music: The Civil Wars, Beatles, Shovels and Rope, The Lumineers, The Head and the Heart, Of Monsters and Men, Mumford & Sons, Dark, Dark, Dark, and other indie folk/alternative rock/country rock. Also Johnny Cash, Frank Sinatra, My Chemical Romance, The Section Quartet, Apocalyptica, Dropkick Murphy's, and Flogging Molly, Dubstep, and industrial metal.
Sports: Football (NFL - Patriots and college - Terrapins), basketball (college - Terrapins), and rugby.
Favorite Countries to Still Visit: Turkey, Greece, Egypt, India, Ireland, Peru, and Norway/Sweden.
(1) a family that cares
(2) decent health (so you can actually do something)
(3) an occupation that pays the bills
(4) some form of continuing education (internet, etc.)
(5) some sense of purpose (mutable)
(6) an interesting mix of optimism and pessimism.