My Old Profile

I strive to be as genuine as possible. To do right in the midst of adversity. To be a gentlemen and a leader. To expect success and embrace responsibility. To keep an eternal perspective on the good things unseen, and be wary of being caught up in tangible, short lived things of this world. To have an eye for beauty and goodness; a heart for people.

-My Personal Creed

“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.”

– George Bernard Shaw

“What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think. This rule, equally arduous in actual and in intellectual life, may serve for the whole distinction between greatness and meanness. It is the harder because you will always find those who think they know what is your duty better than you know it. It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.”-Emerson

Press on. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing in the world is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. -Calvin Coolidge

“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

‘The first and last thing required of genius is the love of truth.’-Goethe

God
Learning, reading and writing
Traveling and experiencing new places and cultures
Meeting new people
Nature

My Long list of Interests:
God
Truth & Wisdom
Integrity, Values, and Good Character
Reading & learning
Personal Development

Business & Finance
Real Estate & Investing
Philosophy
I/O Psychology
NLP

Music
Quality Literature
Writing
Being Creative
The Beach
Surfing
my guitar
art
health, wellness and Fitness
Muay Thai & Jiu-jitsu
sleeping naked
Free Love
dreaming
anything new and exciting
Conversations and coffee time
smiling :)<

My LiveJournal

“Here the ways of men part: If you wish to strive for peace of soul and pleasure, then believe; if you wish to be a devotee of truth, then inquire…” -“Nietzsche

To Name a Few:
Nirvana
elliott smith
bob dylan
Deftones
simon and garfunkel
the beatles
pink floyd
led zeppelin
neil young
Daft Punk
ATB
Thursday
Jedi Mind Trick
red hot chilli peppers
sublime
smashing pumpkins
THird Eye Blind
Our lady peace
deathcab for cutie
Bright eyes
Vivaldi
Yann Tiersen
radiohead
slightly stoopid
the pixies
Metallica
30 Seconds to Mars
air
sound garden
pearl jam
brand new
prodigy
everytime i die
Heavy HEAVY Low LOW
modest mouse
cursive
mae
deftones
nadasurf
Jack Johnson
unwritten law
the used
RANDOM HARDCORE MUSIC

“In the highest civilization, the book is still the highest delight. He who has once known its satisfactions is provided with a resource against calamity.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson,

Letters and Social Aims: Quotation and Originality, 1876

“Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?”
-Leonardo Da Vinci

“..Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” Luke 11:9

Jesus

A positive mind anticipates happiness, joy, health and a successful outcome of every situation and action. Whatever the mind expects, it finds.

To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.-unknown

“Pessimists see difficulty in every opportunity. Optimists see opportunity in every difficulty.”-Churchhill

“…What the fool cannot learn, he laughs at, thinking that by his laughter he shows superiority instead of latent idiocy.” – The Life Everlasting by Marie Corelli