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Craig Smith

Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand

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Overview

  • 305 Positive References4 Neutral
  • Fluent in English; learning Vietnamese
  • 43, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Full time Musician/Author
  • school of hard knocks. Left school a...
  • From Queenstown, new zealand
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To get up in the morning, get to the couch and then lie back down again. Continue to be creative. Stress less. More pleasure. More pleasure. More pleasure. No box's.

ABOUT ME

I was in the corporate world for a while {10 years},.Thought that making tonnes of cash was the answer. Ran my own business for many years. Scaled my lifestyle back a few years ago to pursue music and storytelling as a career and have not looked back ever since. I now realise I am a hedonist at heart. My life is now VERY relaxed. check my website

http://www.craigsmith.co.nz/

I was born in Clyde central Otago but grew up in Queenstown, OOOOOtago , New Zealand

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PHILOSOPHY

Hug everyone.
To not be afraid of conflict. In discussion/arguement/conflict is where we learn new ideas and learn from each other. {of course this excludes physical conflict}
NO BOX'S/FENCES {this is big for me}
I think the idea someone earns respect/trust is the wrong way round. Everyone should get it immediately, and then they can "de earn" it if they wish.
Personally, I live as much in the now as I can, but in terms of effecting future generations I try to think about the long term effects of my actions, and our actions as a collective. I try include the REAL cost in the equasion and try to spread this ideal as much as I can.
Everyone can change.
Most people desearve a second chance.
Loyalty.
Sticking to your word.
Being devils advocate is a great way to learn.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

No; 1 for me is to continue to host CSers {when I'm not surfing myself} and make that "connection" learn/teach, converse,have fun and make friends. To "change the world one couch at a time"..... spread the good will and the CS spirit {which I believe is inside everyone}
No; 2 to welcome new hosts/surfers and indeed, try to encourage non CSers to join couchsurfing.com . To contribute to my CS community by organising events, answering questions,keeping an eye on the groups I moderate or anything else I can think of that will help bring us all a little closer together. To make it easier for us to look after each other, either directly or by the "pay it forward" system.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

It takes a a special kind of person to trust another 100%... to be able to leave any baggage you may be carrying or profiling out of your judgement. To say "here's my spare key", make them a cup of tea and think... "although I don't really know you I respect you , want to help you and give you a place to rest your weary head". I love that people can think the best of someone else and immediately give that person a chance to live up to that expectation. Even people with a "reputation" given the chance to shine, more often than not will do so. This is a wonderful thing and is why I think that WE truely are changing the world one couh at a time.

visited 20 states (8.88%)Create your own visited map of The World

Interests

Seeking pleasure in all it's forms. ie;
Music,
writing music,
writing books for kids,
Paragliding
doing something I've never tried,
A good laugh,
FOOD... {I love to cook and be cooked for}
lazing in bed for hours just because I can,
a good movie,
watching the ALL BLACKS play,
a good conversation, {enviroment, politics, system failers, religion, ideoligy, where the human race is headed, science} can you think of anything else ?
WINE ,
being taught something new,
travel,
non fiction books,
eating life,
HUGS,
Kisses,
Touch,
Peoples best sides and even a little of their dark.

Music, Movies & Books

Music ?. Yes please. Love to listen to stuff I've never heard before... Bare me you soul in a story or song...,If you want to laugh, click here. This is me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDeQT9zCvi4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBrb6eptVgk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-uQu7uZlFs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrCXwMMeHoA

love the movies..... how far down the rabbit hole do you want to go ?? for some reason I only read non fiction....... with the exception of "the wonky donkey" and "willbee the bumblebee"

One Amazing Thing I've Done

open ocean sailing. 14 days at see, Sailed from nz to Tonga. got caught in a storm where 8 boats sunk and 3 people lost their lives, however it was a new begining for me.
After we got to Tonga spent another 3 month Island hopping,swimming, watching whales and meeting the locals.. what a great adventure

Teach, Learn, Share

can teach how to play guitar, song writing, harmonica and even writing for children.
Cooking.
How to get a couch easier.
How to get the most out of CS.
Philosophies

open to all learning really, I'm very interested in learning more about sustainability, clean and green energy and how we can live on this wonderful planet and leave it in a space so that future generations can enjoy it too.

Countries I've Visited

Australia, Cambodia, Canada, China, Indonesia, Ireland, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, Thailand, Tonga, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Australia, New Zealand, Viet Nam

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