Her: They're eating each other y'know?
TD: Who is?
Her: The polar bears...
TD: Really? Seems a little drastic.
Her: I know, that's why we have to fight global warming... and you should sign up and join Greenpeace, the oldest environmental orgainization in the country.
TD: I already work for a non profit and feel like I do my part for the environment, besides, I don't think my 50 cents a day will make a difference to the polar bears...
Her: Suit yourself...
Truncated version of a conversation outside the Denver Public Library 7/2/08
Someone asked me recently what the top 10 things I want out of life are, thought this would be a good place to share it.
Financial Independence - I don't ever want to think about money ever again.
Success - not necessarily financial success, but success in a way that I feel like I'm making a difference, not just punching a clock and taking home a paycheck.
I'd like to step foot on every continent at least once, if not more than once and see 100 different countries, maybe before I retire.
Happiness, not just for myself, but for those that are close to me, I want my friends and family to be happy, that's what makes me happy.
Never stop learning, might even go back to school again some day, I like learning, I love academia, I could totally be a student again and just soak in the knowledge... something very appealing about teaching, not in a high school but at the college level, maybe even guest lecture.
so, 6? I'd like my 15 minutes of fame for doing something noble, or noteworthy, I'd like to be that guy who did that one thing that was really cool and made everybody stop and think for a few minutes about who they were and how they were living their lives.... not sure what it will be or when, but you know... it's a top 10er.
I'd like to write a book, I have all these great ideas, I just don't have the time or the patience to sit down and write all of it down. Maybe I need someone to write a book about me, that could turn into a movie... that'd be cool.
8... have my own business, in addition to making a difference, I'd like to be in charge of something that I started on my own, that I'm accountable for and at the end of the day could shut it down or take it public, this could be put more simply by saying have a really great idea that just takes off... something cool and dare i say ... unique?
9er - maybe have a kid? don't know on this one actually, something appealing about it sometimes, watching something evolve that your responsible for bringing into this world would be amazing - not now though, still a little too selfish I think, i'd settle for a dog for now.
Finally. World Peace... j/k, let's leave this one open maybe, or maybe just say I don't want to ever stop making new friends and sharing some amazing times together on a whim when nothing was expected. What good is having everything else you want when you don't have anyone to laugh about it with on the journey there?
Have a good holiday weekend kids...