I am probably a lot like everyone else on here: into travel, outdoors, fitness, sports, food, culture, music, reading, and meeting new people. I feel that putting yourself outside of what is comfortable and familiar imparts a degree of wisdom that you cannot gain in equal measure from any other learning experience.
I live by five principles, which I cannot put into better words than these... Be mindful: If you have one foot in tomorrow and one foot in yesterday, you're bound to find yourself pissing on today. Be humble: Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple. Be informed: Those who do not read good books have no advantage over those who cannot read them. Be exceptional: Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people. Be bold: For those who fight for it life has a flavor the sheltered will never know.