I am ingenious, inquisitive, and rational
My lifeblood is knowledge. Without a constant influx of learning I feel like I would shrivel up and die. This comes in the form of news, yes, but also things like TED talks.
Friends. Knowing things are cool, but the next step is talking about what's cool with a friend. A sounding board for ideas, yes, but I really need to share my excitement and energy and let it be real synergy.
A goal. If I don't have a goal to which I'm struggling, I'm miserable. fixing problems, optimizing things, making life better for other people, etc. these are things that keep me sane.
A guru/mentor/guide. This one is getting harder and harder to find in my life, but without someone whose opinion I respect, whom I can go to to help determine if I'm on the right track is someone I really value and need in life.
Technology. In the big northeast blackout several years ago, I was quite out of sorts. Luckily i found a battery operated radio, but I'm a huge futurist and technologist. I do enjoy intentional time in nature, but life requires tech.
Fantasy. My dreams are not enough. I need those science fiction writers, fantasy writers, poets, tv and movie creators, etc. They keep me inspired.