“Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them” – Francisco Guicciardini
“I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because of all things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship” – Pietro Aretino
I feel the above quotes reflect my own ideas on the virtue of friendship. My circle is small, but of great quality, which is why I am reaching out through this site.
I have been incarcerated most of my life. My wisdom comes from prison and the hard knocks it offers. I try not to appear to give advice, but put my view forward discretely in conversation. I ask that you read carefully and not interpret what I say too deeply. The view is always clearer on the surface.
Yes, I am Italian-American. I look Italian, more importantly, the expression on my face, the visible results of thinking like an Italian, is Italian.
I am a regular guy with normal likes and dislikes; cars, gadgets, good beer, football and good people are foremost as likes. My road trip music is Classic Rock.
Peeing on my leg and telling me it’s rain usually results in forgiveness – once. I don’t try and prove anyone wrong. I just try to prove something to myself. I respond better to principle than to threat.
My favorite food is Italian–Mexican. Yes, there is such a thing! Professionally I am a Paralegal. I have degrees in Computer Information and Law. I never judge those who suffer misfortune, but are genuine. Parasitic people are non grata.
My search is for a like soul; intelligent but understanding, educated yet imperfect, compassionate but strong, confident and helping, honesty and open mindedness are essential.
Do not sell yourself short thinking you are not the one because you are soiled, fallen or have a hobby. Great friendships all begin with a chance meeting of understanding strangers.
“The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved” – Cornelius Tacitus.