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Ben Bernstein

Oakland, California, United States

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Overview

  • 5 Positive References
  • Fluent in English
  • 67, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Composer, psychologist
  • Ph.D
  • From New York City
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Live a good life of health and service

ABOUT ME

I'm very lively, bright, committed, great listener, funny and hugely creative. No one believes I'm 64 because I look like I'm 44 and have that kind of energy. My wife, Suk Wah, is amazing: a novelist, a cook, a meditator and totally dedicated.

PHILOSOPHY

Each of us is on this planet to contribute something. We're built to be givers rather than takers.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Would love to surf and host, both!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

We've hosted a few people and have excellent experiences.
I surfed in Pittsburgh for a couple of nights and was very welcomed.

Interests

People! I am a teacher, psychologist and a composer. I love being with people, working with people, creating with people.

I love music, sports (watching mostly!), great food, historic places.

Music, Movies & Books

Music: just about everything.
Movies:all kinds
Books: historical biographies.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

When I got married and saw my wife come around the aisle in her bright shining red wedding dress (she's Chinese).
When my book was published.
When I sat in the audience and watched the first opera I composed come to life.

Teach, Learn, Share

I learn from everything and everyone. Whenever something happens in my life--"good" or "bad"--I think, "What am I supposed to learn from this? How is this contributing to my growth?" When I pay attention and follow through: transformation!

Countries I've Visited

Brazil, India, Israel, Italy

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, United Kingdom, United States

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