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I'm on the pursuit of happyness and on a mission to find out everything there is to know about the human condition. I know this isn't possible, but that's no reason not to try, is it? I'm an avid reader and I write quite a lot. I'm an idealist and proud of it, and I always cheer for the underdog. I travel light - and always with my backpack. I enjoy watching people, and watching people watch people. I break things and i lose stuff regularly. I wish there would be no cages for innocent beings in this world. I hate shopping malls with a passion. I dig music; I play guitar in a rock band and used to play drums in a punkish band. I consider having a beer with a friend (or an interesting stranger) to be one of the greatest pleasures; such a good way for a heart to heart, living in the moment, cultivating and celebrating friendship. Big fan of inside jokes and inside jokes about inside jokes. Allergic to goodbyes.
I haven't chosen to be here but I am fucking glad that I am. I am not looking for one big purpose in life, because that would be a waste of time. Life is rich and beautiful enough without a manual and a manual can only limit you. I try to enjoy every moment and be the best that I can be. Not only for myself, but for everyone around me, for the environment, for all beings on this planet. In order to do that, I want to constantly improve myself, learn new things, get rid of blinding ideologies and never stand still. I want to be committed to the things and people I love, but still be independent. And I'm always trying to be aware that everything I do has consequences, and these consequences should do as little harm as possible.
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Reading, writing, singing, guitar, drums, music, movies, alternatives to capitalism, good stories, sports, hugs, languages, poetry, people, society, equality, the environment, the future of humankind.
Music, Movies, and Books
I listen to a lot of music, but mostly to punky and rocky stuff (because your first big love has always a special place in your heart). Among my favourites: Frank Turner, Flogging Molly, Against Me!, Crazy Arm, System of A Down, Dead to Me, Rise Against, Lawrence Arms, Alkaline Trio, Dylan, Springsteen & Cash, NOFX, Die Toten Hosen, The Gaslight Anthem, Jimmy Eat World, Foo Fighters, Patent Ochsner, Los Pantis, Cat Stevens (I'm only a little embarrassed), The Menzingers, The Cure, Placebo, Favez, Rancid, Bad Religion, The Clash, Ramones, TV Smith, Muff Potter.
Good books and writers: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, 1984 + Animal Farm, The Catcher in The Rye, Brave New World, The Hobbit, Crime and Punishment, Herr Lehman, Wo die Wilden Maden Graben, Snow Crash. Michael Ende, Tad Williams, Walter Moers, Terry Pratchett, Haruki Murakami, Martin Suter.
Some of my favourite movies: The Big Lebowski, La Tigre e La Neve, Forrest Gump, Memento, Lost in Translation, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, High Fidelity, Amélie, The Matrix, The Nightmare before Christmas, Motorcycle Diaries, Eternal sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Reservoir dogs, Pulp Fiction, Twelve Monkeys, Trainspotting.
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Countries I’ve Visited
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexico, Peru, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States
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