If I did Not Work I Would Go Crazy

I need a project, a job, or something to occupy my brain, or my mind would wander off into never never land.

Man walking down Santander Street in Panajachel, Guatemala.

I have spent the last 12 years talking and living with people on vacation or retired, and finally have to admit, the majority are searching for a job.

Panajachel, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala --- Sunday, May 23, 2010
By Andy Graham of HoboTraveler.com


A picture of Sai Baba hanging on the wall in an Apartment in Panajachel, Guatemala.

When the Mind Wanders
1. Search for God
2. Search for mystical, but refuse to call it God
3. Drinking or Drugs
4. Shopping
5. Fashion
6. Sports

I think is natural human nature to work, and I think it is unnatural to not, that is to day, people will work at keeping busy all day, and that is healthy.

Give a person a lot of time, and they will sit around and think about how to make money from the people around them.

If I did Not Work I Would Go Crazy


One of the major differences between cultures is whether they choose a "work to live" like tribal cultures and those living tropical climates or "live to work" like those in colder climates or in weathier nations in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. A certain percentage of people raised in each culture can cross over, adapt and prosper. Many previously hard working expats relocate to sunny climates where there work ethic slowly fades away, replaced as you mentioned by other choices. And locals who grew up fairly idle depending on their families to support them without much work ethic when emigrating or becoming an overseas contract worker change, work long hours and integrate into the hectic, productive culture. I have chosen to live each way, swinging between the two attitudes living a carefree, work free lifestyle for a few months until boredom sets in then create a project with goals to complete over a 6 month period until I fell it's time to lay back again.