These are the pillars of how I like to live, the truths that I've found so far.
Open, mature communication is the most important thing. If we can't have a conversation about subjects that are important to us without fear and with trust that we'll be heard, we can't grow healthy relationships. Open communication doesn't mean that there will never be conflict or that we'll always get what we want, but it does mean that we won't make personal attacks, put one another down, make one another question bringing something up, or resort to immature tactics such as violence, strong-arming, bringing up unrelated arguments, guilt-tripping, or other means of coercion. Mature communication is freely being able to talk about any topic, even those that may be uncomfortable. Mature communication is important, sometimes for the sake of maintaining your own well-being, sometimes for the sake of maintaining the well-being of those who are important to you and most of the time both.
When communicating, use Positive Reinforcement: this is the act of encouraging what is good or what you like with positivity and helps create an environment that makes us curious and outgoing. While you may need to voice your concerns at times about that which you dislike by using positive reinforcement to encourage those you love to do more of what you like, we can keep one another open-minded, curious, and explorative. That said, tell people when there is a problem, to what degree it bothers you, and what you think can be done to resolve it on both sides.
Don't take everything so seriously. Being silly, joyful, and even childish at times keeps things fun. We're all buffoons, bumbling around, trying to figure out what we want and how to make it through life. We're all works in progress and cannot avoid looking like utter idiots at times, so embrace it, own it, and laugh. Take important issues seriously, but know that fumbling, being vulnerable, and looking like a fool is okay.
Learning will happen if you let it. There are so many people in this world with so many experiences. There are so many different ways to look at things and so many stories to hear. You will never know everything, so say what you know is true today, even if it contradicts what you knew was true yesterday. Take everything with a grain of salt, but always be willing to put serious thought into that which is introduced to you and separate the ice cream from the bullshit. Keep in mind that what may be untrue to you, may be the pillar that someone else's life is built on and vice versa, so don't judge that which isn't harmful.
I love dancing, cooking, relaxing, and memes. I'd love to go for a hike, I'd love to see your favorite funny video even more.
My idea of a good date is me cooking something, us talking, and watching something stupid on TV.
I'm working on real estate investing, taking care of my duplex and helping my business partner get more involved. Basically my goal is to retire so that work can be more of a passion than necessity.
I consider myself really lucky to be where I am.
I'm here for some casual fun, chatting or otherwise.
Don't forget to be awesome. Stay curious.