The Outside World Lome, Togo West Africa Saturday, August 11, 2007
Quote - Through travel I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it. - ------- Eudora Welty
Introspection takes work, it is easier to get angry, kick the dog, get in a fight with all my girlfriends, or better yet go find a new one.
Happiness Formula - Do more things in a day that makes you happy, than things that make you sad. -
The formula is easy to understand, difficult to remember.
I know I am an endorphin addict. I need my rush. How I will get the rush, I can be a good boy or a bad boy; I am sure my body does not care, however with introspection, I can make the choice and go learn about the outside world.
We live our lives on a small precipice, we dream of escaping, we sit and plan our escape, then we continue to sit on the small the small ledge, and if we were honest, we do not want to fall off. The modern buzzword is to say, think outside the box, the problem is this, outside the box is dangerous, because this so-called box is on the precipice, and if we leave the box we can fall into the outside world.
I have prodded and provoked people to try to see the outside world, to accept they are not aware of the outside world. People hear what they want to hear and disregard the rest, we see the inside wall of the box and think we are looking at the box.
I am delusion, and I am very clear, I am sure I am somewhere close to the edge of the planet, I can see the Dragons. There is nothing insane about West Africa or the outside world, the problem is all the rules of my culture I find are of no value, I am aware of the outside world.
“C'est l'Afrique” or “Bienvenue l’Afrique”
The happiness formula is easy to understand, difficult to remember.
For me to be happy, I need to learn, solve many problems, meet new interesting people, read a good book watch a good movie, surf on the internet, flirt with a couple of girls and travel to the most dangerous country I can find.
I am not doing any of these things, so I become frustrated and aware of the outside world.
I watch normal African people act normal in Africa in the outside world, I think I am bored.