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  • MY SENSIBILITIES: I am a positive person, but not the sort of phony positivity that you watch on television. However, I do consider myself to be one who seeks out the positive side of a situation while not denying that things might actually be dire.

    I feel the need to want to help everyone. I used to think that was because I was a nurturing, helpful being, but I've since realized that though those qualities do define me to some degree, I'm simply too controlling and I'm working on that.

    ON CONVERSATION/COMMUNICATION: I enjoy engaging conversation. It does not have to be profound to be engaging. I am quite loquacious. I have always been, but I do allow others to speak and intercourse within a conversation. I do know when to be quiet and when to allow the topic at hand to run its course and come to a natural end. I am learning to value silence in conversation, and that not every single space in a dialogue needs to be filled with words; that silence IS, in fact, part of healthy dialogues.

    I am neither intimidated by nor afraid of conversations regarding the "tough" issues of our day. I am perfectly comfortable with debating with most people on issues regarding race & ethnicity; love & romance; politics and religion. Though I abhor frivolous conversation, for example, those regarding television shows and the personal lives of celebrities, it doesn't mean that I won't listen in; I probably will not participate, however.

    ON LOVE & ROMANCE: I do not believe that the pursuit of love is a passive ordeal. And so, love is not going to simply fall into our laps. We must get out there and pursue it. I often hear people say, "Oh, if it happens, it happens". I beg to disagree. Of course, there are those who have been fortunate enough to happen upon love, but most of us do have to pursue it, and frankly, there is no greater pursuit than love. No other enterprise, therefore, pursuits of education, entrepreneurship or any thing else, is tantamount to the pursuit of love or long-term companionship.

    ON RELATIONSHIPS: Like anything that requires growth and nourishment, relationships must be maintained. Once again, it takes an active approach to keep relationships healthy and thriving. With that said, however, I do believe that once a relationship has reached it's "natural" end, all parties involved need to recognize that and allow it to end as amicably as possible.

    ON POLITICS:
    I am a Liberal and quite proud of it. I am a card-carrying member of the Green Party. To learn more about my party affiliation and our principles, I encourage you to visit www.gp.org.

    ON RELIGION:
    I am a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church. I am a seeking atheist. This means, essentially, that though I no longer believe in a deity, I am a seeker of truth. I believe that spiritual inspiration can come from anywhere, i.e.: nature, a song, a poem, a conversation with your lover, while walking down the street... wherever. Spiritual inspiration does not have to be attached to a deity or religion, but I do respect those who adhere to religious orders as a way of forging their spiritual paths.
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