Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Hey there, I'm Justin. I'm a driven guy who is passionate about
those things that interest me and who tends to ignore those that
don't. A few things that I'm passionate about: treating every
person I meet with the compassion and dignity they deserve.
Tackling the worst forms of human misery in the third world.
Spending the 80 odd years that I am likely to be in this world
experiencing anything and everything it has to offer, so that the
day I die I will have no reason to say "I wish I had done that."
Learning from the multitude of cultures that inhabit this planet
and recognizing how their insights can help me grow as a person.
Forming deep and powerful relationships with the people around
A few things I'm not passionate about: wealth, social prestige. To
me, these things either come or they don't. To strive for them is
to have misplaced one's priorities in life.
What I’m doing with my life
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Like Thoreau, I want to live deep and suck out all the marrow of
life. I travel, write, and seek truth and adventure wherever I can
find it. Recently returned from three years of Peace Corps service
in rural China, I am also working on advancing my education and
planning my next steps in making a positive difference in the world
I’m really good at
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So many things. I'm a world-class listener. I love learning about
other people and the stories they have to tell. No matter what
experiences have brought them to the person they are now, every
person has unique and valuable perspectives on life that have been
informed by those experiences. One of my many goals in life is to
discover and learn from as many of these unique perspectives as
possible. If the two of us are conversing together, you will me
find me in rapt attention, asking interesting questions, and
generally getting to know all about you there is to know.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm an adventurer at heart and I'm always looking for new
experiences. People usually notice about me that I will be the
first person to try some strange new food, have a crazy animal
climbing up my arms, or go climb a mountain just because it's
there. My personal philosophy is to experience as much in life as I
can: life is too short to spend time doing things I already did
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I have an abiding fondness for drinking great beer, and can often
be found traveling around touring breweries, visiting brewpubs and
trying out some really fine brews. If you have any favorite
drinking holes, definitely let me know!
My current studies involve me reading 2-3 books a week. The good
news is that each and every one of those books is fascinating and
pushes my mind in all kinds of new directions. The bad news is that
it leaves little time for pure pleasure reading. That being said,
when I have the time I love a good fantasy book. A Song of Ice and
Fire are particular favorites.
My music tastes are eclectic but mostly center around classic rock.
Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Stones, Aretha Franklin, and Johnny
Cash are all personal favorites.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. My friends
2. Work where I can make a positive contribution to the lives of
the people around me and/or to the world at large.
3. New and fascinating places to seek out.
4. Delicious food
5. Delicious beer
6. Did I mention my friends?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Ways to keep making my life interesting/exciting/DIFFERENT. Also
philosophy, history, politics, literary-criticism, and a wide range
of other intellectual topics.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
When I'm home in Davis it would be chilling with friends. Enjoying
a few beers at a craft beer bar, at someone's house playing board
games, watching a movie, etc. Other nights I might be on a camping
or backpacking trip in the great outdoors, or driving down the
interstate looking for a motel on my way to some interesting place
I've never been before.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Not actually very private, but in our society it's unfortunately a
little uncool for a guy to admit to being a feminist. I am proud to
be a passionate (liberal, sex-positive) feminist, and during the
periods of my life in which I've lived in deeply-patriarchal
societies (South Africa, rural China), raising awareness of women's
issues has become a central part of my work.
You should message me if
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Message me if you want to. But this is how I describe most women I
She is attractive, quick-witted, mature - yet irreverent, and
Educated and street smart, she is open to new things. She hasn't
decided if California is where she wants to live for the rest of
her life, but she loves it here. She laughs a lot.
She has good friends and prefers discussing Ideas and Events rather
than People. She has a passion. Traveling is a must.
Has similar interests, but can show me something new. Considers
herself a challenge.
Okay, so before this becomes a Billy Joel song, if you think this
describes you or or are just really fucking cool, you should
message me. I'll take it from there.
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