So maybe you spied my pic and decided to check me out. If something here interests you, please feel free to drop me a line, and we’ll take it from there. Otherwise, “there’s plenty of fish”, right?
It seems that everyone wants to start with how a person earns his daily brie, so I’ll tell you simply that majored in neuroscience and psychology at U.C. Berkeley, but ended up running a computer consulting business, which gives me sufficient money to treat my potential partner well, but more importantly, later on I hope to generate enough capital to help others who haven’t had the good fortune I’ve enjoyed. Specifically, I’ve traveled all around the world, and seen a lot of people who are in extremely dire straits in addition to entire communities which don’t have so much as a single doctor. It just really upsets me, because with just a little bit of help it could be a lot better.
Once I raise enough money from my business, I want to travel more often to third world countries and see what I can do to help there. I hope I can help get a grant for a program that will send USA doctors to various third world countries to train mid-level healthcare workers to help treat sick people. One indicator of successful people is their ability to choose a greater reward that takes longer to achieve versus a lesser reward that takes less time to achieve. I typically wait the longer period of time to get the greater reward, and this philosophy applies to relationships as well.
I was raised Jewish, but I would not say that I am religious. I did have a Bar Mitzvah when I was 13. I feel like there are parts of many religions that have value, but I don't know of any religion that I would say I am in 100% agreement with every aspect of. As far as my personality, I would describe myself as a caring person who is young at heart, but also hard working and ambitious.
Speaking of travel, I’ve visited England, most of Europe, Germany, Ukraine, Italy, India, Vietnam, Cambodia, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. Ukraine was amazing because, among other things, the young people are really easy to meet.
In India there was a lot of poverty. Why are there entire shanty towns containing thousands of people with no running water or sewage system? There’s all this corruption where you have a lot of people, a few of whom enjoy a towering pile of cash while the rest have absolutely nothing. What can I do to change this?
Vietnam, on the other hand, is really alien. It’s totally different than what I expected. For example the streets throb with a stream of motorcycles, their masters driving Hell bent, traveling within about an inch of each other like blood cells going through your veins or army ants on the march. God help them if something goes wrong, but fortunately, I’ve never seen the result of catastrophic error or drunken madness on the teeming roads of that tropical dynamo.
Here are some other tidbits about me I hope you’ll find interesting, or at least mildly amusing.
Another way I like to "give back" to the world is letting people stay for free in some of my rentals if they need a place to stay for a bit. There is an organization called "Couchsurfing" which basically lets people list their "couch" and then people who need a place to crash can ask those people if they have availability on particular days to accommodate a couchsurfer. I've hosted quite a large number of people, as you can see on my profile there: https://www.couchsurfing.org/profile.html?id=FRH7TXF It's been a cool way of making new friends as well as helping out those in need.
One of my favorites is “Memento” who’s main character can’t remember. I loved it because it examines folks trying to deal with extreme situations. They’re floundering on the edge.
Remember “Lost”? I enjoyed it because, like “Memento”, it brings us people who struggle with a life they simply don’t understand. I got hooked and had to see the next episode, because I needed to solve those damn puzzles and wished I was there in the scene to help figure things out. If I had been, I would have done things differently. I wanted to be a part of it, to help people along and make it better. It’s the same feeling I have about creating a better life for less fortunate people in the real world.
I also like Star Trek and Star Gate SG 1. These shows talk about what the future’s going to be like. One day, we’ll be there, hopefully. Maybe you can learn from it, how things can go right or wrong. We can shape it in positive ways, or not. If I want to help get us on a path to a better future, what do I have to do now to build up to that? Will creating medical facilities in the developing world do?
Now for some things I’m looking for in you. I’m neither controlling nor jealous and hope you’re the same. Do you know the difference between directly stating your needs and wants, which is great, and trying to manage your partner’s life, which is decidedly not? I would like you to be willing to spend time together to get to know each other and see if we get along and take things naturally and day by day without counting how many dates we’ve been on to determine at what point in a relationship we should be. I’m not afraid of something serious, but I don’t want you to be in some sort of “rush”. I want you to be an independent thinker and not blindly subscribe to societal norms or religious or political ideologies. I would like to you also have a sense of humor and be optimistic. (the glass is half full)
Other random facts:
1) I am a sucker for animals and used to have guinea pigs.
2) I love growing plants.
3) I used to sky dive a LOT. However, I stopped after one of my chutes didn't open. Fortunately, the safety chute did. Close call.
4) On the side I help out with my family's vacation rentals and here's a video of me doing a walk through of one of them. The video is kind of boring, but I'm in it and a video is worth a thousand pictures, right?:
5) I am not into watching sports on TV.
Feel free to ask me anything. I look forward to talking in more detail in person.
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