Beasyouwishtoseem, Male 57
I am impressed what lovely ladies I have encountered here so far - what a wonderful world!!!
First up ladies - if you choose to contact me and have an opt in flag "This member has chosen to only be contacted by members that match their criteria" and I do not match your criteria and you still want a respond from me then please lift and/or change your criteria - I am NOT able to get in touch with you otherwise. – I’ve had several instances already!!!!!
"An honest man is always a child - © Socrates 469 - 399 BC - in a nut shell this is me ;-)"
Thank you for reading my profile ladies - very much appreciated.
Please be aware - no photo(s) NO FEEDBACK! - My listed/private photos are ALL current - a couple of month to two years and a bit old - i.e. I look apart as a 53 year old!?!?!? I also speak Spanish ;)
An excerpt from The 100/0 Principle by Al Ritter
What is the most effective way to create and sustain great relationships with others? It's The 100/0 Principle: You take full responsibility (the 100) for the relationship, expecting nothing (the 0) in return.
Implementing The 100/0 Principle is not natural for most of us. It takes real commitment to the relationship and a good dose of self-discipline to think, act and give 100 percent.
The 100/0 Principle applies to those people in your life where the relationships are too important to react automatically or judgmentally. Each of us must determine the relationships to which this principle should apply. For most of us, it applies to work associates, customers, suppliers, family and friends.
STEP 1 - Determine what you can do to make the relationship work...then do it. Demonstrate respect and kindness to the other person, whether he/she deserves it or not.
STEP 2 - Do not expect anything in return. Zero, zip, nada.
STEP 3 - Do not allow anything the other person says or does (no matter how annoying!) to affect you. In other words, don't take the bait.
STEP 4 - Be persistent with your graciousness and kindness. Often we give up too soon, especially when others don't respond in kind. Remember to expect nothing in return.
At times (usually few), the relationship can remain challenging, even toxic, despite your 100 percent commitment and self-discipline. When this occurs, you need to avoid being the "Knower" and shift to being the "Learner".
This may strike you as strange, but here's the paradox: When you take authentic responsibility for a relationship, more often than not the other person quickly chooses to take responsibility as well.
Food for thoughts!?
Music: While I have a vast range in music taste from classic, blues, jazz, pop, rock, new age (definitely 70's & organized a 70's party!) - I do not like heavy metal or heavy rock.
Reading: Mainly technical literature and addressing the Y-Generation.
Movies & TV: I do not watch TV - don't have one (not a couch potato either), but like to watch a classic movie in our home studio or cinema/outdoor. Those are extended with new release thrillers - like to know what's happening next while clinching on my seat, foreign films and I do like comedies occasionally. Not into new age vampires! ;-)
Sport: I like to stay fit which I accomplish outdoors while riding on my road bicycle regularly, jogging, fencing and basketball coaching. During Australian and European winter seasons I try to go skiing with my two little girls. I am an active person so hardly watch sport on screens/play grounds.
Other Interests: While throwing the occasional (dinner) parties I enjoy being outdoors, combine this with camping, bush walking and strolling on the beach. I like traveling, sightseeing, window shopping, mingling with friends and dining out while having a glass of red wine.
Playing with my kids,
Basketball coaching/fencing/Scuba Diving,
Sippy Downs, Queensland, Australia