When you have no responsibilities in life (and you think you’re a pirate), if you see a crazy big building ominously perched on stilts, you climb it.
Then you take photos to send your Dad (who hates heights).
When you find walnuts, tasty tasty walnuts, the most important thing that you have to do is open them and take a photo while throwing the shells into the air.
“Are you focused… are you sure?? We only have one shot at this thing, if you miss it, we can’t do it again. Are you focused?”
And when you find a wooden sword, you know without a shadow of a doubt, you are a pirate.
This is my life. It is no better or worse than any other. But I like it.
Stay tuned mate, got a big post coming soon about all this stuff. Makes me so sad, and makes me feel so helpless, but at least we can say our bit and raise the profile just a little more.
I love my life, and I love the way you live yours.
A question remains though as to whether or not they are or are not better than others?? I would argue they are better, not because of what we do to make them exciting, but because we are lucky enough to have the opportunity to do so. Some people just aren’t as fortunate, maybe growing up in a restrictive environment, or hailing from a country that doesn’t permit freedom (North Korea, Chinese occupation of Tibet to name 2 of far too many).
We’re the lucky ones, and I know that both you and I will never take that luck for granted.
Check out my post below for information on the harrowing issues in Tibet.
That’s true, the opportunity does make us very lucky. Our passport is an open ticket to the world which gives us the option to live a conventional life or to live it as we both do. One day, I hope and believe that this freedom will be a basic human right for all of humanity. The state of Tibet makes me sad.