I am constantly tempted to lie to people, I want to tell them,
"I am on vacation and I will return to the USA soon."
This is just my desire to make them happy, the truth confuses them.
I know this quotation, which tells me, I never need to take the easy way out, there is always a good answer, let me paraphrase it,
"No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man, you will not be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation you will also be provided the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it." Quotes
I am becoming keenly aware that generally, people in poor underdeveloped countries value long-term friendships. While, the people from highly developed modern countries avoid close friendships.
People know that a dog will never leave them, and never betray them, a dog will be loyal, loving and provide a lasting love relationship.
Ho, Ghana West Africa --- Monday, December 20, 2010
I used to own a Real Estate business in the USA, and would meet every Thursday with for lunch with a group of business players in the community. Jim Seltzer, a much older man often took me under his mentorship to steward me through the chaos of dealing with local business.
One day, he slipped a note across the table,
"You will always have trouble with women, you are uncontrollable."
"Love is never being able to find a good excuse to leave."
- Andy Graham, the HoboTraveler.com
I accepted I was powerless over people, places and things 22 years ago, and ever since that spiritual awakening, that epiphany in my life, I have been free.
I know this Ghana girl here in Ho, she is nice, mature, and I said to her,
"Let us go eat together?"
This question put her into a state of emotional turmoil for the last five days; yesterday I finally put my hand on her arm and said,
"We are just friends, and I will leave soon."
She could deal with a relationship where I left, she could deal with a relationship where I stayed, but a "maybe" was driving her crazy.
I could care less, whether a person says, yes, no, or maybe to me, it is what they do that matters. Life is incredibly simple in a way, there are people that come bouncing into my life and never leave, the rest just run in fear.
I am not a good pet dog, and either are you, or anybody on the planet, but that is why pets are more important to people than humans are.
What are you afraid of today?
I could say,
"Get busy with living…"
I never left, I am just in a different location today, hopefully one day you will accept you are powerless over people, places and things.
My Perpetual Traveler Lifestyle Scared a Ghana Girl
As I age the MORE sure I become that LYING to people is what they want to hear and relieves them of the often painful truth. Living life spontaneously is a fate worse than death for a majority of humanity who feel more peaceful and comfortable with living life with daily routines making them feel more secure and happy. We who feel trapped or imprisoned or just plain bored by daily routines with little or no fluctuation embrace the unpredictable free flowing ever changing current of life always in motion. I'm getting anxious to get back on the road as I type this with a mental chanting going on saying KEEP MOVING KEEP MOVING GOTTA GO GOTTA GO GOTTA get outa here.