Show Notes: Ep #2 Live in a different country every year with George Walther
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What Are Your Passions?
My passions feature travel, with an emphasis on global adventures in exotic cultures.
Whatever your passions may be, life’s richer when you pursue them with vigor.
It keeps you young, interested, and interesting. I’m not out to persuade you to travel like I do, and I’d actually advise against it for almost everybody.
You see, I specialize in discomfort. I’m passionate about relishing whatever exhaustion, unpleasantness, or hardship is necessary to meet and commune with people whose cultures are very, very different from my own. My idea of a perfect night is hiking to a remote mountain village, conversing in sign language, sharing an unappetizing meal, and being invited to sleep on the floor of a thatched hut. Seriously. Next best is a dorm room in a youth hostel.
Sure, I like comfortable hotels, too. It’s just that I feel most alive, and most passionate, when I’m visiting someplace that almost nobody else would enjoy. The people I’ve gotten to meet “out there” never show up in Marriott lobbies.
Go Where Your Passions Take You
Western media may make you think you should aspire to own a yacht, or hob-nob with influential politicians, or buy this year’s best new car, or live in an impressively large home in an exclusive neighborhood.
Has that “normal” path led many to a happy and meaningful life? Who’s to say that the rice farmer living in a thatched hut on the banks of the Mekong, or the coffee plantation worker watching a sunset with his family on a bare concrete balcony in Medellin is any worse off than an advertising executive who lives on Park Avenue and whose limo driver is delayed in a mid-town traffic jam?
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