Came across your blog today. And I think it’s super fucking great, but I wonder… Would you be so informed and interested in the world and life in general if you didn’t have the means to travel or see the things you’ve seen? What are the rest of us supposed to do?
Hi! I hope I understood your questions. E-mail me if something’s terribly wrong:
I started backpacking because I was informed about, and interested in the world. I read, read, read, read, and read. My parents, who are big-time travelers, pushed me to explore everything. I grew up with in-depth discussions on current events, philosophy, classic literature, history… I guess, even without all the traveling, I would be the same; maybe less fun, though.
Travel is great and important and all that; but travel merely enhances what you already know. People who say “that trip changed my life” don’t know much to begin with. People who say “that trip was useless” don’t know how to reflect.
What I’m saying is: Right now, you have everything you need to experience the world. So experience the world.
This is how people ought to relate to what they see/hear.
This is also, by far, the best radical thoughts I’ve read put simply.