There is no need for me to live vicariously. I touch, taste, breathe and see my surroundings. I enjoy all cultures and all societies. I have no religion, yet I learn about yours. I know about Apple pie and baseball but I also know about Schnitzle and Fussball. A geocentric approach will not get you anywhere in life. I don’t call Iraq, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia the Middle East. I don’t call Asia the far east. If I’m standing in China then I am not in the east. I learn languages and try to speak them in the places I visit. I like to eat and drink what you are drinking in Prague. My mind is open. I am no different than anyone else in this world, therefore I am no better. Put me in Haiti and I shall live among the poor. Put me in Venice and I shall get around by boat. Put me in India and I too will ride a bike. I am open to possibilities. I continue to grow and shape my mind. When I am older I will not be who I am today. I will be much wiser! Open your mind. Experience the world first hand.
June 11, 2009