Hi back, HNL808,
No offence, but I can't relate to "mystery" people. Please have a complete profile including a profile photo if you want me to respond to you seriously. If you do that, you may contact me again.
I figure my place in the world, in the grand scheme of things, has got to be in the front car of a roller coaster taking the ups and downs of life with adrenalin and excitement.
I'm the patriarch of my social circle and it's a lot of work! Not a cult, mind you, but we welcome all. I have found the balance of work and fun, and I do both very well. I've achieved the divine state being devoted to celebrating fun, my friends, myself, and my life that I have here and now. You know what I mean: I am hanging with my friends, feeling relaxed, smart, funny, and just a little full of myself <shaddap>. I am in the moment -- my groove thang, wearing something bad and talking boss. Then, when life could not possibly get any better, KA-BOOM, my favorite song pops on the radio. Total Party Life Force! I'd shake my booty and feel the love all around me. Found bliss in the party of friends, hit my nirvana, and that's when the honking horns do not bug me, chaos turns to confetti, and life is grand. -- Stop laughing, it happens to me A LOT. I am without chemical inducement.
Alcohol yes, but not much thereafter. Don't get preachy, my 12 steps took me to a bar, but best of luck with yours. Bottom line, I do not use alcohol or drugs to cope, ignore my sorrows, or to have a good time. How is that for awesome!!<shaddap Atlantis, you've seen me past drunk many times.>
I mean everyone has baggage, but let us keep it to a one carry-on bag limit, please. THEY CHARGE FOR EXTRA BAGGAGE AND SO DO I. Put all the mental baggage you are carrying around in a dumpster and get rid of it!! I am not Oprah so do not tell me your problems. Don't be rude or argumentative, as I am sure there are other opinions in the world. I'm not your mother, so I can't kiss it and make the pain go away.
I am a modern man, self assured, stand tall, with confidence. I will rise to all challenges and am a very charismatic leader. BUT, Lord knows I am still crazy, fun loving, traveled, versed, and educated. Basically I look like a mess, but my brain is a well manicured Japanese garden - please don't litter.
Now if you're in tuned with yourself, and you're living the feel-good life, choosing to celebrate whatever makes you happy, we've got to hang!! You will LOVE my friends!
Now I challenge you to celebrate your hair, your butt, your laugh, your smile, your eyes! Celebrate your imagination, your past, present, and future MISTAKES (yes, we all make them). Celebrate your weirdest behavior and your strangest fantasies and you naked body. Most of all, celebrate your personal power to choose; your friends, your job, your food, your drink, your mood, and your fun. Be just a little full of yourself, but be a good person!! Damn, I'm almost out of space!!