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Johnny Ferreira

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Overview

  • 124 Positive References2 Neutral
  • Ambassador
  • Fluent in English, Portuguese; learning French, Spanish
  • 44, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Living!!!
  • MBA / pos graduate
  • From Rio de Janeiro / RJ / Brasil
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Just make friends and be happy...

ABOUT ME

I've joined CS when I started to think about visiting France, on October 2007. I thought at first that it would be a nice way of travel spending few money and maybe knowing new people.

But rapidly I saw I was TOTALLY, COMPLETELY wrong. CS IS MUCH MORE THAN THAT. On my first day I got a welcome message from a CSer that I've never met, who also registered me in my city group. From there I started knowing several very nice, polite, friendly, happy and lovely people from all over the world, and making new (and really good) friends. Today I try to be the most active as I can, getting in touch with CSers from where I live and from other places, hosting whenever I can and respecting the best practices to keep CS safe and growing.

Today I consider myself a pretty active member of Couch Surfing in Rio de Janeiro. Actually I act like a preacher!

PHILOSOPHY

Sometimes it is hard to introduce yourself because you know yourself so well that you do not know where to start with. Let me give a try to see what kind of image you have about me through my self-description. I hope that my impression about myself and your impression about me are not so different. Here it goes...

I am a person who is positive about every aspect of life. There are many things I love to do, to see, and to experience…

I love my wife Marcela and my family. I love make Friends, travel and know other cultures. I love animals and I love to live with respect for all living creatures.

I love science and documentary channels on TV. I love to read, I love to write; I love to think, I love to dream; I love to talk, I love to listen.

I love to get my Harley Davidson and traveling with my wife on a good road and without a certain destination. I love to see the sunrise in the morning, I love to see the moonlight at night.

I love to feel the music flowing on my face, I love to smell the wind coming from the ocean and I love swimming there. I love to look at the clouds in the sky with a blank mind, I love to do thought experiment when I cannot sleep in the middle of the night. I love to sleep late, I love to get up early.

I love to be alone, I love to be surrounded by Friends. I love Rio de Janeiro, I love Petropolis; I love Coke, good wines, delicious food and comfortable shoes; I love good books and action movies. I love the land and the nature, I love people. And, I love to laugh.

I always wanted to be a great writer, like Richard Dawkins who wrote "The Greatest Show on Earth", or love Charles Darwin who wrote "The Origin of the Species" and changed the world. I also wanted to be a great psychologist, llike William James or Sigmund Freud, who could read people’s mind. Or Steven Pinker, Stephen Hawkins, Carl Sagan, Daniel Dennett… Of course, I am nowhere close to these people, yet. I am just someone who does some teaching, some research, and some writing. But my dream is still alive...

We believe respect to the next one is the basic and most important rule to live together. Our personal philosophy?

1 - Follow the three res. Respect for self, Respect for others and all living beings, and Responsibility for all your actions.

2 - Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

3 - When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

* Being Friend!
* Hosting a lot! (but with quality...)
* Volunteer
* Event Organizer
* Group Moderator
* Rio de Janeiro Ambassador
* Leader Teams
* New Ambs Mentoring
* New Member Welcommer
* Portuguese Translation Group

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I joined the project in Feb 2008 and my first activity was a host some wonderful CS friends, and since then I didn't stop participating anymore.

Interests

Visit more places, know other cultures and make new friends!!

Music, Movies & Books

Music: Blues, Rock, Jazz and Blues again!!!
Books: C. Darwin, Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Carl Sagan, S. Hawking, James Trefil, Martin Gardner, B.F. Skinner, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris...
If you dont realize yet, i'm evolutionist and atheist (But I respect all religions and human faith...).

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Be a father.

Teach, Learn, Share

My skills: logistics and business.
I wish to learn speak more languages: Français, German, Italian, Mandarin...

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela

Countries I've Lived In

Brazil

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