The Uncommon Life

Uncommon Personalities: Meet Matthew Monsees

February 24, 2016

Matt MonseesMatthew Monsees, UncommonGoods Online Marketing Manager

My hometown…
Asheville, NC.

I’m inspired by…
People who are stubborn when it comes to standing up for what they believe in while being open to understanding alternate viewpoints.

My favorite food of all time is…
Eating fresh mango with my hands in the grass after exercising.

The cheesiest thing I’ve ever loved is…
The film Love Actually – I cry every time.

The best luck I’ve had in my life so far…
After sparking a conversation with a stranger on the subway, I was given a job that eventually led me to work in Nigeria and Ghana supporting communication campaigns.

The most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen was…
With friends on a high bald mountain called Max Patch. There had just been a forest fire below, so the ground 4,000 ft below was glowing red with embers, and the Perseid meteor shower was peaking during sunrise.

If I could meet anyone, living or not, I would choose…
Gandhi.

If I could throw the perfect party…
I would invite the 1% to a field under 100 degree sun where we would all dig holes before eating bland rice porridge and drinking potentially infected water together.

If I could travel back in time…
I’d go back and stop whoever invented a way for me to travel back in time. The world is complex enough without time travel.

If I won the lottery…
I’d found a 501c3 that would use PR, business development and lobbying to help improve energy efficiency, preventative healthcare, and critical thinking at the household level.

An uncommon fact about me…
I chose to squat (live without a home) for about three months one summer, mostly on roofs and storage areas.

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