Look around

Unfortunately, most of the people don’t try to look around when they look for something. Sad but true. Tourists pay money to experience new emotions, but they spend their time making pictures. Rich people donate money to charity, but they don’t see poor people right next door.

I can bet 10$ that everything you’re looking for is just one step away from where you’re standing. Of course, not literally. But if you think, you’ll realize that there is no need to start a Great Search before you carefully looked at the most common places.

You can argue, that we are dreamers and even use F. Rabelais’s verse: “Don’t know who’s walking under the window, but see the stars in the sky”. Well, still…if you want a fast result, try to shut Dreamer-inside-you up for a second.

There is a reason why I write this. Just today I saw a couple goy kicked off the train because they didn’t have tickets. It happens, nothing serious. Next 5 minutes I was watching then counting money to buy a ticket. Before doing so this young lady decided to “clean” the screen of the ticket machine where I had put a new ticket just few minutes ago. Believe me or not, they bought 2 tickets and took the next train to the Center. My ticket was still on the screen. “free ride to the stranger”, I wrote on it with black pen. My random act of kindness remained unnoticed.


Sacrificing now for the future

Backpacking is awesome. It really is. Not only hiking and traveling, but living your life with only few things you need. Unfortunately, I haven’t traveled that much in my life, but, every time I stayed somewhere, I knew that someday I will leave. Knowing that you don’t want to buy to much things, you give away your comfort for freedom and future. If there is a possibility of going somewhere ahead, you try not to stick to anything and to be ready to sacrifice something if you cannot put it in your backpack anymore.

And it is the same thing with your life: we all are strangers here, we came here for some time and now we desperately try to do something, try to make it count. Once you understand it, it makes sense. None of us is Almighty, none of us can do and try everything. So, instead of whining and complaining about problems… try to give up someting you have now and fill this gap with things, people and emotions you like.
Someday we all will come to the point of being totally fulfilled with different experiences and emotions. And after that you will have to carry it for the rest of your life. So instead of becoming grumpy, selfish and inflexible in the future, try to work on yourself now by living not only for yourself but for the people you love and care about. The only rule you have to remember: you can’t have it all, so having something goes hand in hand with sacrificing.