Monday, December 19, 2016

Nomadic Lifestyle vs "Traditional" Lifestyle

Have you ever wondered why we do what we do? Why we get up every morning to work away our day at a job we hate? Time is our most precious commodity and day after day, week after week, we trade vast amounts of it for a couple pieces of paper, and more times than not, astonishingly low amounts of it. Most jobs work you like a modern day slave and in return, you are given just enough money to survive. This, to me at least, is incredibly insulting and borderline insane on the receiver's end.

Now, I understand that most of us don't have a choice in the matter. You have to have money to survive in this society, and the cost of living is increasing as you read this article. But is that really what life is about? Just surviving? What about living? What about freedom? Well, read on and I'll show you how to get there.

Imagine waking up to a beautiful vista atop a monstrous mountain-top. Or sunbathing on the glittering shores of Brazil. Perhaps praying at a mosque in India is more your style. These are just a few examples adventurers all around the world are doing right now. Don't believe me? Just look on YouTube, you'll find hundreds of travel channels in which people are doing just that. It is a traveler's dream, and to most, it stops there. But dreams are meant to come true, so why can't yours? Some believe its out of their reach, that they are tied down with bills, or they have a family to take care of, which I totally get, but it's never too late to chase your dream.

Going nomadic is no easy task, especially if you already own a house, have a family, and manage many responsibilities. But for us younger folks, we have a prime opportunity to venture beyond our comfort zone and really explore the world. I am a firm believer that the best time to travel is when you are fresh out of high school or college. Most newly grads, from high school at least, continue to live with their parents for the next couple of months and often rent free. This is a perfect time for younglings to save up and travel. And if they are into it, create a life of travel before they take on the responsibilities of a parent or homeowner.

For older, more established people, it's significantly harder and will take a bit more time and energy to get to a life of exploration, but it's possible. It's always possible.

So really think to yourself, what do you prefer? To live a life of limited freedom, 9-5's, and bills, in which every day is the same? Or pursue a life of nomadicy and explore the world, unbound by the restraints that come with a "traditional" lifestyle?

The choice is yours. Happy travels nomads!

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