Meeting quite a lot of people during my journey, the most common comment they made to me is “You are crazy! “, another adjectives they used are “You are lucky, man/You are rich”. Thanks for their interesting comments, but I have to announce that I am just a poor nomad, with no responsibility but living his dream to travel around the world in an affordable way.
Along the way, I have met travelers doing things even more unbelievable, on a bike for 5 years, hitchhiking from Europe to Asia, spending zero money everyday… I don’t regard them as “crazy”, it is just different ways of living, and definitely a matter of choices. For me, I can say people who work a hell of their ass, and only take short vacations are “crazy”, but again I won’t label them as some of my friends really enjoy working.
Crazy or not doesn’t matter that much, as long as we are joyful doing what we believe our lives should be, and not being forced or trapped in situations which are not our own choice. Remember, if you don’t live your own life, somebody will plan it for you, in their ways.
I have to admit that I am a bit luckier than people living in the third world, that I don’t struggle for getting enough food or medicine, nor worry being killed by soldiers in warfare. If we have a decent job, we can live a happy life ever after. That requires a bit of luck. However, honestly I don’t have rich parents, nobody left me any inheritance, I just spend my money very carefully, and don’t chase for superficial items which make me look good. I believe one looks good when he truly care about the world, about one another!
If you are following my blog, you can imagine I travel in a very budget way, but absolutely not starving myself!
We are all lucky to be ALIVE, and embrace what we have in such blessed lives.
A quote from Passenger’s song “Things that stop you dreaming”:
If you can’t get what you love, you learn to love the things you’ve got.
If you can’t be what you want, you learn to be the things you are not.
If you can’t get what you need, you learn to need the things that stop you dreaming…all the things that stop you dreaming.
Time to dream BIG, and take the next STEP!