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Eric Schechter

"to save the world (or at least help in that effort)"

Nashville, TN, USA
male, age 67
single, 2 children
Speaks: french, english
Joined Nov 15, 2006

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I've joined this website for two reasons – political activism and dating. I'm new here, so I don't know whether it's appropriate for both purposes. For me, those two purposes are closely connected. After all, as Saint Exupery said, “love consists not in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.”  Will you carry your protest sign beside mine?

Politically: I'm pretty far to the left; I think I might describe myself as a Buddhist socialist. I attend meetings, lectures, rallies; this year I went to SOA Watch. My heaviest political activity is my blogging. I believe that the world would be a better place if more people were introduced to the ideas of Lakoff, Lerner, Waldman, et al., and so I've written about their ideas at In order to encourage more people to look at that page, I've been actively recruiting MySpace “friends,” inviting anyone who I think might be receptive to the ideas. I now have over 10,000 “friends,” though I'm sure most of them have read only a little of my writing.

Personally: I was married for 23 years, but now I'm single and a little lonely. I would like to meet a woman who lives in Nashville, who has compatible interests and chemistry. I don't care for travel, sports, fine dining, or other self-indulgent entertainment; I'm looking for someone who can share my nonmaterialistic view of the world.

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Joined Nov 15, 2006 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Meeting Friends, Dating, Support a Cause 
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Birthday Aug 01, 1950  
Languages french, english  
About Me Reclusive, altruistic, and monomaniacal.
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Pets 2 Cats  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Very Liberal
Religions anarchist, socialist, Worldwide Progressive Movement, Blessed Unrest, Unitarian-Universalism, spiritual, earth religions, buddhist, atheist, Agnostic  
Eating Habits Vegetarian Wannabe (I Try!), low carbs, Aspiring healthy eater  
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My Philosophy We're all in this together.
What Gives Me Hope The progress has been excruciatingly slow, but if you look through the past centuries, we *have* made progress. And Hawken's book BLESSED UNREST (video available online) says that understanding is breaking out all over the place; the Worldwide Progressive Movement is *real*.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Free broadband internet for everyone. (Once we have real freedom of speech and the press, the rest will follow.)
What/who changed my life and why Lots of things. Probably the top two were discovering George Lakoff on Booktv, and discovering on my cellphone.
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What Scares Me nuclear war, peak oil, global warming, being alone, "Big Brother"  
Role Models Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, John Lennon, buddha, Barack Obama, Dennis Kucinich  
Quotation We're all in this together.
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