Listing the Things We Cannot Live Without

Never travel, never wander the world freely longer than six months, or you will learn what you can live without.

Travel is the grand experiment: the journey, diving head first into our souls to discover the meaning of life, a plug-and-play epiphany. Arguably, when asked what we cannot live without, our first answer would be our wives or husbands.

What Things Do We Truly Need?

1. Food
2. Water
3. Shelter

Do not travel longer than six months because the longer, the farther you travel, you change forever. It is frightening to sit and listen to your friends complain that they need so much. Needy people are emotionally burdensome. Yet nobody should be a hermit; we need people. But travel often makes loving others an act of grace.

Andy Graham, with 15 years of continuous, perpetual travel – too far! – and keeping my mouth shut at parties. ...


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