It’s one of humanity’s more interesting characteristics that many a person will go beyond the known and the ordinary.
The force of habit, the readiness to do things signaled by activation potentials in the brain before it has ever entered into our consciousness… neuroscience has been looking at the matter of free will, and it looks as though “how to truly live in this world” is a silly thing to ask. We live here anyways, as the bodies we are, tossed and turned by reaction patterns – but without quite as much conscious control as we believe ourselves to have. Continue reading
The age of adventure, the era of explorers – it all seems a thing of the past.
Now, the best you can do is action sports and extreme travel – but there’s a big difference: The earlier explorers didn’t quite know what they were getting themselves into, and went to the white spots on the maps not just for the heck of it, but also to increase knowledge.
Or at least, that’s what also happened and was the reason given to their supporters…
These times seem far gone. Continue reading
It’s quite common to ask travelers about their travel philosophy – Or get travel writers to simply expound it.
You are, more and more, asked to dream, to aim high, to fly. I’m increasingly taking my cues from running, keeping the feet firmly on the ground, and I think it’s a good lesson.