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 me.
I am not always successful in achieving any of these passions--like
anyone else I frequently fail--but I consider them to be the
highest things worth striving for and the compass points by which I
find my way through life.
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 this world.
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
Having spent much of the past several years living in various
places around China and Southern Africa, I'm now working on
advancing my education and continuing to fashion my life into a
force for good in the world around me.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Listening. As an anthropologist I'm endlessly fascinated by the
stories people have to tell about themselves, and the ways that the
events and experiences of their lives help shape them into the
people they are today. I believe that every person and every
culture have unique and valuable perspectives on the world and what
constitutes the good life. One of my personal goals is to discover
and learn from as many of those unique perspectives as possible. I
look forward to hearing your story someday.
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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My job basically boils down to me getting paid to read 2-3 books a
week and to then write extensively about what I've read. This is a
good thing and a bad thing. The good news is that even at their
most obscure and difficult these books are constantly challenging
my beliefs and pushing my mind in new and important directions. The
bad news is that I have as a result little additional time for
pleasure reading. That being said, I do love fantasy or a well-done
history. A Song of Ice and Fire are particular favorites.
My favorite movies are ones that leave me at the end with something
to ponder over that I never would have considered otherwise.
Examples would include Her, Schindler's List, Whale Rider, Little
Miss Sunshine, Moon, and Annie Hall.
Finally, 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!
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 all that private at all, 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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