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Jake Armitage

Woodburn, Oregon, United States

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Overview

  • 22 Positive References
  • Fluent in English
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Previously I would take you all hiki...
  • High School Graduate and some univer...
  • From Southwest Pennsylvania in the United States. Pittsburgh.
  • Profile 65% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

The mission I have undergone is to reverse the role of ego, lose attachment to the weightiness of judgement, and demand those in my life and my surroundings come alive from the deepest parts of experience..

ABOUT ME

Who could better describe me than you... Am I not a compilation of all that I have experienced? There would be no Me without You. I stand as a representative of YOUR interpretation. So, please, let's talk, meet, and you can form your own conclusions "about me". I recently found out that I have a severe issue. It may be a serious condition; Self diagnosis has it RDS (Random Dance Syndrome), oh and I just can't stop smiling.

PHILOSOPHY

This information should be able to be gathered from the previous boxes.

But for the sake of organization... We come into this world with all of the opportunity to be happy, and from that point are educated to the brink of absurdity, teaching children to lose sight of who they are; ultimately becoming "normal".

As it happens, I did not choose to grow in the world in which we live, but I do what I can to make it the world we can love to live in.

"Be yourself, everyone else is taken"

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I participate in life (couchsurfing being a part of my life) by propounding themes of service/gifting, love, and radical self expression/acceptance. I will house a traveler, pick up a hitch hiker, feed the hungry, and (try to) heal the sick. Participation lies in my effort to see a smile on all faces, being a wandering prophet of unvacillating happiness.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have not lived at home since I was about 17, and have been surfing couches ever since (apart from renting my own apartment on occasion). Some of the most influential and amazing people in my life have come through such random experience.

I look forward to creating new ones with you all. I have surfed couches via the website, as a technological alternative to the conventional and traditional couch surfing, all throughout Europe and some here in the States. Looking forward to continuing the trend in all countries!

Interests

Love (making, creating, cultivating), Survivalism, Permaculture and food forestry, Entheogens, the mind, absence of mind, abstract thought, philosophical conversation/progressive debate, cookies, pleasure progression, laughter, smiles, happiness, truth & honesty, Hiking/camping, reading, ART (all forms), people (I get a high from meeting good people) ... the unknown

Music, Movies & Books

All music is tolerable apart from a days worth of country.

I search for movies that inspire challenging thought and inquisitiveness.

Books can range from fantasy to study texts. I will never stop learning.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

After traversing the everchanging vistas of 20 plus countries, I hold one thing as the most amazing thing I've done/seen.

BURNING MAN - hands down the most momentous event/experience of my life.... EVERY TIME I go.

Teach, Learn, Share

Coming from a life of a traveler, my steps have led me to realize that being a return-worthy guest proves to be a difficult task. This is simply due to the fact that you can't please everyone to the degree that you might hope to. I yearn to depart the place of my fortunate accommodation with the hosts request that I please return at some point. I would like to know that my company is welcomed, and even sought after (so as to ensure that I was not imposing). AS A HOST, YOU ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO ACCEPT ANY REQUEST... SELF RIGHTEOUS ATTITUDES SHOULD BE LEFT AT THE REGISTRATION PAGE.

My rules for surfing: 1. Be kind, NO MATTER WHAT - These people host you, it is not your right to be allowed a space to sleep in their home. 2. Maintain organization - Keep your belongings contained to a space that is not intrusive to the host. Too much clutter leaves a bad taste in people's mouths. 3. Be respectful of noise volume 4. Offer help around the house, even if they say to not worry about it. 5. Leave the place cleaner than when you arrived. **offer to cook a meal if there is a convenient time **Take the address of the home before you leave (in secret), and send the host(s) a thank you card.

Countries I've Visited

Bahrain, Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I've Lived In

United States

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