The Anti-Tourist

I like to beat new paths for myself.


By 01:45:00

I'm at a point in my life where it feels like so much is going on, but at the same time, nothing's moving forward. 

I'll be a graduate this December, but I'm still unemployed and have another three years of studying before I can find myself a decent job which will earn me a living and a higher degree of freedom. 
I'm understanding myself better and trying to live life the way I want it, but I also know I'll be disappointing some very important people in my life. 

What I do know is that I don't want to be one of the myriad adults working the 9-to-5 daily grind and waste the years away. I want to live. Have you ever asked yourself why it is we do most things? Why does the average person work so hard to earn money and run into debts to buy things which could eventually outlive him? Why is man so power-hungry and inclined to conquer, when nothing is ever permanently his? Why is it that we seek to be a cut above the rest, when we know that someday we will all become ashes?

What happens when you come to a point and realize that you are finite, that you have approximately 90 years of life on this planet, and that time wasted can never be regained? 

You eliminate the superfluous and start to live, that's what happens.

That's exactly what I've been doing these past few months. Cut the crap, enjoy the better things in life. For me, that means love, literature, the ocean, and above all, travel.  

It's not exactly the easiest of times, but I'm trying to keep myself focused; this blog will be my means to achieve this, so it needs some serious rekindling, if only for my own sake! Summer's been a (philosophical) blur, but now it's time to get down to business. 

Join me if you like!

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