When I take a look around the world, I am violently sick to my stomach. To be honest, escaping the world’s path of self-destruction is part of the reason I travel. I want to dig deep and find the last remnants of the world’s culture, before it’s all diseased and gone. Then, I want to escape to the furthest, most remote place on this earth - just to spare myself from the shame and the influence of what humankind has turned our precious planet into.
When you look at the ‘big picture’ in life, (that many only slow down enough to see once upon their deathbed) you will realize that the ONLY things that are important in life are those you love, the experiences you shared with them, those you’ve had it in your heart to help and potentially the growth of self-discovery. I urge you, NO... I PLEAD YOU to see reason, to quit wasting your time and happiness on the faux shackles keeping you from living your life the way you want to live it. Life is SO DAMN SHORT - for F#%K sake, just do what makes you happy!
Do you want to lead a different life? Then do something about it! Want to travel? Think it’s too expensive? Well, newsflash - it’s not! Remember this quote by Benjamin Franklin, “You can do anything you set your mind to.” It may sound cliche, but it’s the truth. You may have an ultimate goal, but the path to reaching that goal may not be exactly what you think, and it may not be as glamorous as you imagined, but with enough thought, passion, drive and tenacity, I believe you can accomplish anything! For me personally, my entire family judged me and believed that I would fail at opening a photography studio - fast forward to one year later, I was 20 years old, running a profitable high-end studio that was worth well over six-figures.
You have a choice - get your head in the game or continue living a dying life of unfulfillment.
(Photo via http://www.onslowcountync.gov/Landfill/)