"Mr. Fennyman, allow me to explain about the theatre business. The natural condition is one of insurmountable obstacles on the road to imminent disaster."
"So what do we do?"
"Nothing. Strangely enough, it all turns out well."
"I don't know. It's a mystery."
--- Quote from the Movie "Shakespeare in Love."
Impermanence and change are the undeniable truths of our existence Andy. If you live life understanding that everything will change and nothing lasts for ever you will be a happier person. ... Hopefully.
You are so right in your thinking. It is a proper and well adjusted, pragmatic, and realistic approach to life. I applaud you. You are stronger because of your background. I always thought that any day we did not have a plane crash or loss of life on the ships I was on was a good day.
You and I are two fortunate individuals who know what it takes to make us happy. So few people ever even suspect whats important in life. We end up being slaves to the dreams of people we do not even know. Keep up the good work.
Well Said! I have always had faith in Mankind's ability to fix what's broken and the change any of their habits or behavior which lead them the brink of destruction or extinction. I've had my share of bad days when "sh- - happens, facing 15 years in prison at 19 years old, ending up with misdemeanor conviction and suspended sentence, followed up by a 2nd possession bust which sentenced me to a halfway house internment where I was allowed to work and get 19 semester hours of college credit so within a year after the original was able to leave the state of Iowa for a warmer seaside climate in the Florida Keys on Big Pine Key and Marathon. I grew UP and matured in a short time at a young age while facing such circumstances choosing and accepting my fate by the choices I made and rejecting the narrow and short list of lifestyle choices I was taught and guided toward choosing by my parents, teachers, counselors. and peers. The film "Zorba the Greek" with Anthony Quinn has come to mind in recent months and various song lyrics, I feel like dancing in the moonlight, I feel like dancing in the morning, I feel like dancing til the sun sets. LIFE IS GOOD!
This is a good post, I like the way you think. Thank you for that.
Andy if you can get your hands on a book then please read Shantaram.
One of you better posts in a while.
hola, andy I like the idea of you writing a book about how to live and travel for five hundred bucks a month very much hope that you do it as I will get a copy or twelve when you do but make sure to tell me how to get the money!!! really anyone can travel on a budget but where to get the dough??
"Right thinking does not leads to right actions, right actions leas to right thinking." I can sit and think all day and think about something important I need to do, in 1985 I had survived a 'relpase', stays in hospitals, homelessness and slow recovery, an option was presented to me in 1985, come to Mexico and Guatemala and reinvent myself, or stay stagnat where I was, I bussed it from New York city to Mexico City, within 2 weeks was in a new life with a new social network, and as rents were rising in in NYC with 'gentrefication' did not see any future there for me, I opened a bank account in Mexico and the monthly interest paid my room rent, I took a risk, I took an action, when I arrived in Laredo Texas, on the US Mexico Border..this was 1985..not recently...thoughts of turning back, well took the step over the border and went south.still here, have an appointment at 4 pm, can't think about going, have to walk there myself, yep I had decades where even 'down' looked up to me. As well, failed in love, failed in a small business, got up and kept going. Life on lifes terms. for first time long term travelers, the guidebook is theory in blacka nd white, advice from strangers on internet forums is cheap, expereince is priceless. Thanks, Dave, Ex pat and survivor,
I dont want to overanalyzize anything but can relate in entirety...the last sentence sums it all up. Life. For me the mantra was-tomorrow morning is going to be here before you know it and we are going to be on our way to work. A good thing.