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Overview

  • 2 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, French, Portuguese; learning Spanish
  • 43, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Designer (sustainable development field)
  • University
  • From Beira Baixa, Portugal.
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

End war and hate! Find Love and harmony!

ABOUT ME

I am...They say that I am... a nice person. Well... I try to be!
Everything resumes to this: I Love You All!!!

This is what I consider myself to be:

Someone who likes to talk, to listen, to help.

PHILOSOPHY

My life has no value or meaning, if it is not for fighting for Peace and Love, WITH LOVE!
I wouldn't still be alive, If these were not my philosophy of life!

One day I wrote

"I will never feel myself happy, as long as there is still someone suffering, somewhere, somehow.
The feeling exists, it is real! But it is also inevitably surrounded with utopia. Will I be able to harbour it in my heart?
And those tears of joy. I wish I could already see them, from here, from now, on they're way to the Day!"

Gonçalo 01/02/2012

But I am enormously happy most of the time! Quite a controversy isn't it?
I believe that this "relative" happiness results mostly
from two fundamental personal philosophies.

First:

To Forgive! Always! No matter what! Because if I don't, the first victim of that hate and thirst of revenge will be my heart, myself!
This helps me to be in peace with myself, so I can be in peace with everybody.
There is no other way!

Second:

Because in the deepest of my heart I believe that that day, where everybody will be in peace with each-other, WILL ARRIVE! Sooner or later!
If it doesn't happen during my lifetime, it doesn't really matters as long as it happens.
I feel myself in harmony with everything, in terms of space and time, the only infinitely constants I know.

To finish I would like share something with you all!

One day my mother told me:

"I only care about you, about your sister, about your brother, about my family. I don't care about the others, if they are fine or not! I just don't care!
As long as it doesn't concerns me or my family. That's not my problem!"

I call this, the "Tribal State of Conscience".
Near horizons, global passivity.

I care about all the species living in this tinny planet.
And that's not an extraordinary thing, if you think right.

Another day I wrote:

"... because we are all vulnerable, armless, dependent and loving creatures when we arrive to this world.
What we have become, depends mostly of the trip we all made from birth, until NOW."

Gonçalo, sometime during the last decade :p

Haven't published anything yet, one day... maybe :D

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Unfortunately at the moment, I don't have enough conditions to host. I hope that soon, things will change!
I can do quite a lot of things. If you need some help with bricolage. I am very manual. Please feel free to ask. It will be a pleasure :)
Cooking is also one of my passions!

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I am enjoying a lot!

Interests

Environment, Humanities, Geopolitics, Mythology, Music (all kinds), Nature.
Sailing, fishing (not has a sport) , hunting (not has a sport), gardening, everything concerning the nature and the wild!
And then... it is time to cook everything and to get delighted. With a glass of good wine, or water :D , around the table, with friends and time, lots of time! Time to talk, to taste, to share... Or just me, it feels nice to be alone sometimes.

  • humanities
  • environment
  • cooking
  • wine
  • gardening
  • music
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • sports
  • geopolitics

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, Vivaldi, Chopin, Enigma, U2, The Cult, The Doors, Boss AC, Valete, Sam The Kid, Luis Represas, Daft Punk, Prodigy, Bob Marley, Rage Against The Machine (against the system), Babylon Zoo...

I could hear this one for hours,an improved version from the Ian Ritchie's original "Lonely Planet"

Couchsurfing spirit, I would say.
(Not available in you tube any more :(
So... here comes Dailymotion :DDD
Enjoy...I really like the sound!
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xl3w3u_docu-fr5-planete-insolite-les-balkans-mar-29-mars-2011_travel

Films: Some.But I am more documentary kind :)

Maybe you have already watched. If not, please have a look at what we are doing to our planet, to our selves:

In French (The Original):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNGDj9IeAuI

In English:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqxENMKaeCU&feature=watch-now-button&wide=1

Books: "O Ultimo Segredo" of Jose Rodrigues Dos Santos; "A Mentira Sagrada" of Luis Miguel Rocha and Paul Hoffman's Trilogy: "The Left Hand of God " and "The Last Four Things" (waiting for the third:), are some of my favourites.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Done: Nothing yet! Still trying :)
Seen: Everyday! The all world is amazing!

Like this, as an example:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0fKbjwv_5o&feature=relmfu

Teach, Learn, Share

Difficult question :)
I would love to learn how to...save the world!
To teach:
Love your fellow humans (that's already something, don't you think?) :)

Countries I’ve Visited

France, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

France, Portugal, United Kingdom

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