I’m an ancient traveler and seeker looking for my way. I believe that it is far better to be the best person that you can be than to follow any official doctrine or book of laws. There is a place for all of us in this world. Live in balance with the other beings with whom you share the planet. Competition is a sucker bet. The house is always going to win.
I have lived in various guises over the course of my life. Among these were underachiever, neophyte, Lutheran, U.S. Marine, semi-pro chef, retailer, Jetski salesman/ beach bum, technical support person, door to door salesman, bartender, and drunk. I think that aspiring bodhisattva sounds appropriate to complete the list.
Be kind. Be Loving. Be happy! Namaste!