Disclaimer: This post might trigger ideas and thoughts that might be dangerous for your job.
Thenix and I were discussing unemployment rates in Europe (57% in Spain for those under 25 and 27% unemployment rate overall) and that brought up our decision to go on this trip for a year. When I looked at all the people in the world who were suffering due to the recession or due to wrong decisions on the part of their governments; struggling because they themselves do have a job to support their families with, it made me feel guilty that we were able to go off and live our dream.
We both realize as do a lot of you, that the world is becoming a more unstable place as time goes on. Nothing can be relied upon. Neither the banks, nor the governments. Neither your job or your schools. Because of this instability, I know that we have to act now or forever hold our peace. Think about this – how many times has this scenario played out: a person decides he is going to live out his dream next year and next year never comes – due to war, famine, death, destruction, circumstance or whatever it might be.
The world needs people to be quiet, do their jobs and not rock the boat. The government needs that so they can have a peaceful economy that keeps on moving forward. The retailers need that so they have bored people purchasing their stock. The employers need that so they can keep on declaring profits on their statements.
NO ONE is looking out for you and your dreams. No one cares about your life and how you wish to live it. No one gives a damn about your hopes and aspirations. No one, but you. If you don’t do it now, if you do not start living your life right now, tomorrow might never come. You might be sitting here planning to start living your dream in 5 or 10 years, but that time never comes.
Eventually, you are sitting on your deathbed, and it is too late. I know this is dire thinking, but if you ask any person over the age of 60, they will all tell you one thing. Do not leave your life till too late. Live it now. Right now. This very second. Go start working on that dream that you’ve had since you were 10.
If you haven’t heard of the Big Trip yet, you are in for a treat. Boom and Thenix are travelling to the southern most tip of South America, through the West Cost of US, Mexico and parts of South America and back up the East Coast. We are planning on leaving on or around June 21st. We have made a detailed budget for the trip and we have included it here for those of you who are curious about how much a trip like this would cost. We will travel for a total of 50,000 kms to around 22 countries. If you have any other questions about the trip please see our post on The Big Trip.