Archive for November, 2011
Eric Hoffer: The Obstacles We Face Daily Present Our Greatest Opportunities
As a young, struggling college student in the 1960’s I became entranced with the life, philosophy and writings of the great American thinker Eric Hoffer. Hoffer’s life story was almost mystical, his thinking so lucid and the concepts he presented were so fresh that I could not get enough of this great mans ideas. Only now do I fully realize how my adherence, to the thoughts of Mr. Hoffer have positively affected my professional life to this very day.
Eric Hoffer was born in Germany. His family immigrated to America when he was a toddler. He could read English and German fluently by the age of five. His earliest years were spent in poverty, living in tenements in New York City. He lost his sight at the age of seven after a fall that ultimately took the life of his mother. Inexplicably, at the age of 15 his sight returned.american thinker, camps in california, eric hoffer, farm camps, learned men, life philosophy, longshoreman, mass movements, tenderloin neighborhood, true believer
There are many ways to Meet People Washington DC offers thousands of events each year. Whether your intentions are meeting single people or just making friends, keep in mind that hundreds of couples meet at events that are not just for singles, and hundreds of people meet new friends at events that are designated for singles. You should not only attend events that are geared toward singles (and singles who share your common interests), but you should also attend events that are meant for single and not single people, too. You can assume that there will be at least a handful of single people at similar interest category events, and one or more of those people could be potential romantic interests for you.
Try attending events that are organized by alumni groups, the company you work for, faith-based organizations, civic groups, educational classes, dance/art/theater chapters, historical societies, book clubs, political party, sports leagues, and even support groups and volunteer associations. By attending a variety of events based on your personal interests and hobbies, you will be sure to meet people in Washington DC who share your interests. So, if you attend a singles event for people who affiliate themselves with the same political party that you do or are a part of the same faith as you, even if you do not meet someone you would like to date, you will definitely meet people who you can have a conversation about politics with or someone to bring to church with you. Likewise, if you attend a sports event such as a beginners golf class, or a book club meeting, even if that event is not specifically for single people, there is a good chance that you will meet someone that you would like to date who also shares your similar interests.alumni groups, beginners golf, common interests, dc events, educational classes, interest category, interests and hobbies, romantic interests, sports event, sports leagues