Lessons learned while traveling
Just recently I had a conversation with a friend which inspired me for writing this post. I learned many things while traveling and also a few principles which I use every day.
Don’t be to organized
A long time ago I’ve been a person who loved planning everything and always knew what was going to happen in the following days. Nowadays, sometimes it’s still like that. Planning my world trip I realized that it’s impossible to plan everything before hand. This led me to act more and more spontaneously and today I usually solely buy a flight ticket (and visa). Of course there are some activities that need to be planned or tickets that need to be bought. But I always try to minimize that.
It’s the final line of all my posts and turned into a philosophy of life. Every time when something could go wrong, I ask myself the following two questions: “What’s the worst case?” and “Can I life with it?” And in most of cases I can totally life with the worst case which doesn’t mean that I would like it. The actual bad thing sometimes isn’t the thing itself, but thoughts made about it.
Living, not dying
Before most of my trips friends and relatives tell me about concerns they have. I mean it means that they probably kind of like me… At some point I read the following sentence: “Fearing death isn’t keeping people away from dying, but from living.” And that’s really true I guess. I’m only 26 years old but already identified many situations where I had this “problem”. Of course there are risks in life which shouldn’t be underestimated, but the opposite shouldn’t occur as well.
Of course this wasn’t everything I’ve learned on my way, but the most basic or fundamental principle.
Is there anything you’ve learned on your way?