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Reality check: I'm not a rich man, and probably never will be. I am real, however. What you see is what you get. I'm a very loyal person & would do anything for those I truly care about. I feel I have a great sense of humor (though off beat at times), and I enjoy making others laugh. I volunteer as a friendly visitor at a couple of nursing homes in the area. Seniors make me smile, and I hope I have the same effect on them. Just being around them usually brightens my day. At heart, I'm an introvert and pretty quiet if around strangers. However, if you have similar tastes, views, morals, or a great sense of humor, I will easily open up. I'm a movie & TV nut, though my tastes can be rather selective. The same goes for my musical tastes, though I'm not totally closed minded and will give anything a listen to at least once. Personally, I can't wait for summer to arrive. I love to be outside when the sun is shining, and you can usually find me walking along the Oshawa Creek trail quite regularly.
Who I'd like to meet?
I value someone who is:
-strives to be a better person
I feel that I really need to say this, and I'm sorry if it offends you personally. BUT....If you're the type of person who is on their cell phone NONSTOP, to the point that it should probably be surgically grafted to one of your hands, please don't contact me. That's a huge pet peeve of mine, people need to get off of their damn cell phones and take a look at what is going on around them. Seriously, please stop the madness.
(D E S I D E R A T A)
Written in 1927 by
Max Ehamann (1872-1945)
Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
And remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly
and listen to others,
even the dull and ignorant
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing future of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labours and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Strive to be happy.
Something casual, that doesn't feel like a job interview. Perhaps a nice walk amongst nature, like a conservation area or the like. Preferably in the summer, spring or fall though, I'm not a fan of the cold.