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Fred Shaykis

Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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Overview

  • 4 Positive References
  • Fluent in English; learning Danish, Russian, Spanish
  • 21, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Human being, student
  • High school graduate, currently in u...
  • From New York City
  • Profile 90% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To meet cool open-minded people and see new things. And travel!

ABOUT ME

I'm pensive, curious, and accepting but with a healthy dose of skepticism. A lot of my friends would say I'm "chill" because I go with the flow and it takes a lot to get me angry.

I am open to and interested in meeting all different kinds of people because meeting new people can teach you a lot or even give you a different perspective on life. I am not very experienced as a traveller, as I haven't had many opportunities thus far, but I hope to travel the world in the next decades of my life and see lots of places because I love learning about and experiencing new cultures.

My passions are learning new things and I want to use my knowledge to help others, and of course myself :)

PHILOSOPHY

"Do not do that which you would not have known." and "A long life may not be good enough, but a good life is long enough." - Ben Franklin

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." - Albert Einstein

Basically, don't be an asshole, live life to its fullest, and don't be (too) afraid of failure.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Can't host people currently as when I'm not in school I live with my parents, who are not willing to host

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Not much so far, but the couchsurfers I know are very cool and I have heard great things about it.

Interests

Friends, family, music (making and listening), movies, animals, food (especially when it's free), travelling, walking, biking, poker, sports (playing, watching, and discussing); arguing, learning, seeing, feeling, doing, relaxing, sleeping, eating, living!

Music, Movies & Books

Books: The Catcher in the Rye, 1984, Portnoy's Complaint, This Side of Paradise, David Sedaris, Kurt Vonnegut,

Movies: LOTR trilogy, Batman trilogy, Will Ferrell comedies, Napoleon Dynamite, The Artist, Moonrise Kingdom, Woody Allen, Coen Brothers, Pedro Almodóvar, many others

Music: Most types but especially alternative rock, hip hop, rock. The Strokes, Weezer, Muse, Nirvana, Jack Johnson, Eminem, Kanye West, Blu, A$AP Rocky, Action Bronson, Dispatch, Nas, Macklemore, Ratatat, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, Kendrick Lamar.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

The Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Park are both pretty incredibe

Teach, Learn, Share

I want to learn (obviously it will take time) what the purpose of life is and what I should aim to accomplish with mine.

The world can be an ugly place as well as a wonderful place. We have to take it for what it is and make the most of our time here.

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