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Joseph Hogan

Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Overview

  • 41 Positive References1 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, Irish; learning German
  • 27, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • travelling, flying, being awesome
  • ATPL
  • From Dublin
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Live righteously, have fun, spread love. (Move to Moscow)

ABOUT ME

I never know what to say here. send me a message with any questionsGerman phone number 0049 15788504558I DO NOT HAVE A FACEBOOK ACCOUNT.visited 17 states (7.55%)Create your own visited map of The World or Free ipad travel guide

PHILOSOPHY

My personal philosophy is a mish-mash of Confucianism, Warrior honour and The Categorical Imperative. I believe that everyone has a debt to themselves, and society, to do the most they can to change the world for the better. I have taken and held the Oath of Chivalry for the past 7years. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTJ7AzBIJoILadies and gentlemen of the class of '99"Wear sunscreen"If I could offer you only one tip for the future, "sunscreen" would be it.The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience.I will dispense this advice NOW!Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth.Oh, never mind.You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they've faded.But trust me, in 20 years, you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked.You are not as fat as you imagine.Don't worry about the future.Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum.The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4 pm on some idle Tuesday.Do one thing every day that scares you.SingDon't be reckless with other people's hearts.Don't put up with people who are reckless with yours.FlossDon't waste your time on jealousy.Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind.The race is long and, in the end, it's only with yourself.Remember compliments you receive.Forget the insults.If you succeed in doing this, tell me how.Keep your old love letters.Throw away your old bank statements.StretchDon't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life.The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives.Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don't.Get plenty of calcium.Be kind to your knees.You'll miss them when they're gone.Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't.Maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't.Maybe you'll divorce at 40.Maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary.Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either.Your choices are half chance.So are everybody else's.Enjoy your body.Use it every way you can.Don't be afraid of it or of what other people think of it.It's the greatest instrument you'll ever own.DanceEven if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.Read the directions, even if you don't follow them.Do not read beauty magazines.They will only make you feel ugly."Brother and sister together we'll make it through,Someday a spirit will take you and guide you thereI know that you're hurting but I've been waiting there for youand I'll be there just helping you outwhenever I can..."Get to know your parents.You never know when they'll be gone for good.Be nice to your siblings.They're your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.Understand that friends come and go,but with a precious few you should hold on.Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get,the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.Live in "New York City" once, but leave before it makes you hard.Live in "Northern California" once, but leave before it makes you soft.TravelAccept certain inalienable truths:Prices will rise.Politicians will philander.You, too, will get old.And when you do, you'll fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were noble, and children respected their elders.Respect your elders.Don't expect anyone else to support you.Maybe you have a trust fund.Maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse.But you never know when either one might run out.Don't mess too much with your hair or by the time you're 40 it will look 85.Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it.Advice is a form of nostalgia.Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.But trust me on the sunscreen

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I am the main organiser of the first Irish couchsurfing invasion (8th-13th March 2012). I will always do everything I can to help in an emergency situation to help a stranded surfer. When I do have a place for you I will try to get everyone a bed. I like meeting a different people from around the world and hearing their stories and philosophies.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I try to host as much as I can, couchsurfers are always great fun to have. I have never had a bad couchsurfing experience and I hope to share the feeling with everyone.
Since I began almost 2 years ago I have met wonderful and interesting people, who were so willing to share with me, a total stranger that it really changed my view of humanity.

Interests

travelling, philosiphy, engineering, science, flying, intelligent debate. Linguistics, classical music/architecture/styles, Swing dancing, fruit juices, good artistic expression, ranting.

Music, Movies & Books

MOVIESNosferatu, The General (Buster Keaton), fight club, Pulp Fiction, Shawshank Redemption, Anchorman, Good Will Hunting, Forest Gump, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Casino Royal, Momento, Kein Ohr Hasen, etc etc
MUSIC beatles, Les Miserables, White Stripes, The Streets, Bach, Dschinghis Khan, Those Dancing Days, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Madness, The Fratellis, Wagner, Camille Sant Saens.
BooksYes Man, and all from Danny Wallace, Pat Ingoldsby, Roald Dahl

One Amazing Thing I've Done

First Irishman to swim in a Moskovskaya lake.

Teach, Learn, Share

I have JAA ATPL with IR/CPL. Also know alot about Science, Psychology, Philosophy and Meteorology

Countries I've Visited

Australia, United States

Countries I've Lived In

Germany, Ireland

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