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Jeff Boucher

Yangon, Yangon Division, Myanmar (Burma)

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Overview

  • 36 Positive References4 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, French; learning Chinese, Spanish
  • 37, Male
  • Member since 2005
  • enjoying life
  • talking and listening to people arou...
  • From Quebec City
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

keep people around me happy and give them a chance to experience as much as possible

ABOUT ME

I have always been only going and going. I have never been a life into sth that one could grasp with his hands and never has there been an answer to the question "whereto?". I have been going on and on, a wanderer through many lands, a guest at many hearts, but the longing has never been stilled, and although I am a stranger no more, I have struct no root.

The meaning of all my wandering lay in a hidden desire to meet myself by meeting a world whose approach to the innermost questions of life, to reality itself, was different from all I had been accoustumed to in my childhood and youth.

My interests lay more in the direction of things seen and felt: people, activities and relationship.

PHILOSOPHY

Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won't have to hunt for happiness.

If water stands motionless in a pool it grows stale and muddy, but when it moves and flows it becomes clear: so, too, man his wanderings.

The education that has prevailed in the past is very insufficient, incomplete, superficial. It only creates people who can earn their livelihood but it does not give any insight into living itself. It is not only incomplete, it is harmful too -- because it is based on competition.

Any type of competition is violent deep down, and creates people who are unloving. Their whole effort is to be the achievers -- of name, of fame, of all kinds of ambitions. Obviously they have to struggle and be in conflict for them. That destroys their joys and that destroys their friendliness. It seems everybody is fighting against the whole world.

Education up to now has been goal-oriented: what you are learning is not important; what is important is the examination that will come a year or two years later. It makes the future important -- more important than the present. It sacrifices the present for the future. And that becomes your very style of life; you are always sacrificing the moment for something which is not present. It creates a tremendous emptiness in life.

There should not be any kind of examination as part of education, but every day, every hour observation by the teachers; their remarks throughout the year will decide whether you move further or you remain a little longer in the same class. Nobody fails, nobody passes

The idea of failure creates a deep wound of inferiority, and the idea of being successful also creates a different kind of disease, that of superiority.
Nobody is inferior, and nobody is superior.
One is just oneself, incomparable

Interests

travelling, people, smoking shisha/coffee/tea/red wine, soccer, culture, beach, languages, music/dancing, learning ...

One Amazing Thing I've Done

living my way!

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Hungary, Ireland, Laos, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, Tunisia, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

Canada, China, Israel, Myanmar, Serbia, United Kingdom

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