Humor- to be funny some one has to be intelligent and easy going enough to make light of themselves and their surroundings. I like that humor can make tragedy into something less crushing, I think it makes it easier to learn. Telling jokes with people is sort of like "jamming". They get a feel for you and you for them and you can really sort of get in the same mind space.
Curiosity- going beyond the standard way to either do something new or better. A constant evaluation an attention to the world actively exploring the world and avoiding self absorption.
Kindness- I think all to often this trampled by ideas of coolness, justice or self righteousness.
A man builds. A parasite asks 'Where is my share?'
A man creates. A parasite says, 'What will the neighbors think?'
A man invents. A parasite says, 'Watch out, or you might tread on the toes of God... '
My husband and my children. It's probably instinct and also, I see them as extensions of myself.
I also value being entertained and amused, physical and emotional comfort, predictability and ethical behavior, altruism and practicality. I assume I value those things because they either bring me pleasure or they prevent/reduce pain.
“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.” ~ John Rogers
My health, happiness, my parents, my friends, the choosen few, books, rest periods, sleep, gym, money, revemge or hearing about assholes suffering damage, women, finery in all things, power used for righteous purposes, peace.
I like to slough off my personality as snake sloughs off its skin.
And what better place to slough off my personality than a site devoted to personality.
Personality is not taken for granted on Central. In fact we obsess about our personalities. We gorge on personality until we can gorge no more, and we search for the zipper that will undo our personality and allow us to slip into something more comfortable.
Something that has been waiting patiently for us all along, sometimes hidding behind our personality, sometimes afraid to come out, shy with delight.
And so with a kiss, a tender kiss, we welcome our delight into the world.