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“I Wish I Could Travel the World Like You”

In: Feeling Dead and Uninspired, Feeling Disillusioned With Life

“I wish I could travel the world like you.”

It was a comment left on a recent Facebook post, and admittedly, a comment I get often—but not one I like to receive.

It depresses me, more than anything, how powerless most Westerners feel over their own lives. Anything is possible, in modern Western society, and yet, there’s a widespread perception that nothing is.

I know you’ve got kids. And I know you’ve got a job. And I know you’ve got debt. And I know you’ve got responsibilities at home.

But you also have the ability to save. And plan. And start small. And say yes to your desires a little more every day. My best girlfriend Kyle, for example, just got to Chile after traveling through Puerto Rico, Panama, Cuba and Mexico…with an 8-month-old baby in tow. Why?

Because she values new experiences more than she values comfort.

So when I hear, “I wish I could travel the world like you,” what I really hear is, “I wish I had different priorities.”

Because even the least fortunate have the good fortune of freedom.

And in that sense, wishing is inappropriate when doing is your privilege.

Nov 5

2012

Where’s Your God Damn Pineapple?

Nov 5, 2012

There’s always a reason why you shouldn’t. Shouldn’t spend the money. Shouldn’t be so frivolous. Shouldn’t miss work. Shouldn’t be irresponsible. Shouldn’t act so hastily. And a million other reasons why you shouldn’t do what you’ve been wanting to do. The real question, of course, isn’t whether you should or you shouldn’t. Because when it […]

In: Feeling Dead and Uninspired

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Aug 28

2012

Are They Telling You You’re Crazy?

Aug 28, 2012

My best friend since the first grade (a brilliant graphic designer) just surprised me with this ever-so-cool poster, out of a post I recently wrote titled, “Battle Cry of the Crazies: For Anyone Hustling For More.” Had to share. And now, it’s Tuesday afternoon. I have a meeting with Miss Lit Agent (big plans coming […]

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Oct 23

2012

How to Be a Human.

Oct 23, 2012

I sat in a plaza yesterday, behind La Moneda–Chile’s version of The White House. Diagonal paths come from all directions and meet up in the center, before darting off in opposite directions. People walk gruffly, generally ignoring one another–cell phones, busy faces, stern looks, fast paces. And just like in plazas everyday across the world… […]

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Jun 22

2018

Sometimes You Fall Into Things. You Fall Into People, Fall Into Places, Fall Into Patterns, Fall Into Deep Dark Obsessions With Red Velvet Cake. (AHEM.) 

Jun 22, 2018

The other day I tweeted about how I watched The Notebook and so CLEARLY I was living my best life. And then I started thinking about how much I love that phrase, because it’s a good reminder, isn’t it? Am I really living my best life? What does that even mean? Sometimes you fall into things. You fall into people, fall into […]

In: Feeling Dead and Uninspired, Feeling Disillusioned With Life

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