Hey, futilethewinds, is he boring or are you bored?
Interesting that you would take the time out simply to post this... as Tom rightly asks, are you sure you aren't just bored in general? Or is that a boring question? ;)
Oooh - that's a mouthful to answer, friend. I would propose beginning a new discussion with this at the heading, you'll generate more traffic!
Well, if it's a question as to what I like, I'd have to list to list the following:
-Scotch whiskey (the older, the better)
-Xbox (only occasionally)
-Steaming hot pizza in a pub
-CBS' "Big Bang Theory" and Discovery channel's "The Colony"
-Silent reflection (I usually grab a Rubik's cube to play with and think about what was in the news on any given day)
-Shooting fashion photography (sans the societal breakdown of our image of women)
-'70s rock (Pink Floyd, Allman Bros, Zeppelin, Neil Young, etc)
Great question - I enjoy finding out things about the people I meet on here that aren't strictly academic.
I don't think I'd ever consider myself interesting or intriguing whatsoever, but I value knowledge of any kind, irrespective of how useless someone else thinks it may be, and I'm perfectly happy with my life.
Alex, rather than answer your questions, I'll comment on the use of words such as "should" and "should not".
A bumper sticker-type remark got my attention; it said "Don't should on yourself."
Does it get your attention?
I believe there is a place for shoulds in life. A relatively peaceful society is based on the concept of the greatest good for all involved. In order to realize this in practice there are things we should do and things we shouldn't do (though there are exceptions to the rule of shouldn't). For example, we should follow the axiom treat others the way you like to be treated. A shouldn't would be you shouldn't kill anyone (but there are exceptions to this rule, such as defending your own life or the lives of loved ones). Religion does not hold the exclusive right to these shoulds and should nots. Morality preceded religion. One doesn't need to have a religion to be moral.
"...there are things we should do and things we shouldn't do...."
In the world I would like to live in, I agree.
In the world I live in, there are things we do and things we don't do.