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PLATOTLE

Boise ID, USA
 
  • Male
  • 64 years old
  • 5' 10" tall
  • A few extra pounds
  • Dark Brown hair - Green eyes
  • White / Caucasian
  • Non-Smoker
  • Other Profession (occupation)
  • Degree (education)
  • I'd rather not say (income)
  • Looking for: Marriage, Serious Relationship, Travel Partner, Casual Relationship, Friendship, Pen Pal
  • Divorced
  • Has 3 children
  • Agnostic (religion)
  • Very Liberal (political affiliation)
  • pet: Fish
 
Greeting

A little about me...
OK, I'm alone on this one but I suspect today's fiscal cliff settlement is but a side-bar. I fear conservatism has prevailed. It seems a majority of democrats, too, are no longer willing to pay what it takes to keep entitlements going. And that makes them conservatives at heart. They want their 3% tax cuts, now, even if those cuts mean much more lost later, at a time they'd once hoped to retire with dignity. We've become grasshoppers with no thought of tomorrow.

True, incomes have fallen these past thirty plus years since Reagan. Perhaps we've become too poor to fight for taxes that allowed for New Deal days. But, you know, in the ‘50s Americans weren’t so very rich either. But they were willing to pay what it took to keep entitlement programs going because they remembered what life was like before. There was so much destitution resulting from Social Darwinistic, pure capitalist times, that mothers were even sending their young kids into mines.

I think our president could be influenced if liberals ever came up with a long-range plan that had objectives beyond low tax rates. But I fear the Mayans may have been right. Perhaps we no longer have a future and are destined to live for, but, today, as New Deal days come to an end.

About the one I'm looking for...
I would love if you're smarter than me, just so you're not arrogant about it. If you were to insist, for example, it should rather have been, 'smarter than I,' to be grammatically correct, that would be a bit much. I like the thought, "This is good, but I think there is something more," or "I"ve learned a lot but there is so much more to take in." I'd like to find a partner who is still trying to figure things out and with whom we could mutually challenge each other to the advantage of each but in a constructive, explorative mode rather than competitive, at least, most of the time. Still, if you play me in chess and can kick my butt, please do. You'd only be helping me improve.

If you're a bit provocative, that's OK, just so it's not driven by anger, or at least, not hateful anger. I did once have a love, though, who could be angry and yet never in a way that made you feel you weren't loved at the same time. It's hard to say about what's desired in love because we're all unique and I, at least, have tended to fall for a woman who is completely different from any woman I've known. Hence, beforehand, I wouldn't have said she was who I was looking for, since I didn't yet know she or any such woman existed.

I'd just like to add...
If there really is an afterlife for us, the rest of eternity, I wonder. Would we retain our limited brain cells or would we become gods with ever-increasing knowledge of the universe as trillions upon trillions of what we once called years passed? If we aren't to become gods, how long before we begin to forget this existence? We seem to have about enough brain space to last a lifetime. So what of a hundred trillion years from now after we've been in heaven a trillion times longer than our time on earth? Wouldn't this existence be so thoroughly forgotten, we may as well call our putative, future, eternal selves reincarnated? And if we do that, how far a stretch would it be to consider that baby in someone's arms, as we die, but ourselves, in another form? When you take away memories and once-familiar bodies, what distinguishes between you and me?