I am a math teacher at a local public high school, a Quaker (Religious Society of Friends, pacifist), a gardener, animal lover, kite flier, kayaker, husband and father of two wonderful daughters. I couldn't live without my family, regular meditation and my community of Friends, regular kite flys, a job that is ever changing and creatively inspiring, fresh air.
As a guest, I would expect to be treated like a friend, certainly with respect for me as a person, my things, and my privacy. But I would want to be able to make myself at home while respecting the same things of my host. We are all creatures living on this planet we call Earth. We must coexist. We must be open and flexible with each other.