“I beg young people to travel. If you don’t have a passport, get one. Take a summer, get a backpack and go to Delhi, go to Saigon, go to Bangkok, go to Kenya. Have your mind blown. Eat interesting food. Dig some interesting people. Have an adventure. Be careful. Come back and you’re going to see your country differently, you’re going to see your president differently, no matter who it is. Music, culture, food, water. Your showers will become shorter. You’re going to get a sense of what globalization looks like. It’s not what Tom Friedman writes about; I’m sorry. You’re going to see that global climate change is very real. And that for some people, their day consists of walking 12 miles for four buckets of water. And so there are lessons that you can’t get out of a book that are waiting for you at the other end of that flight. A lot of people—Americans and Europeans—come back and go, ohhhhh. And the light bulb goes on.”
—Henry Rollins (via creaturefearrr
(Source: runouttheguns, via healthyisalwaysbetter-deactivat)
Think I’ll be going on a bit of a tumblr break. It’s just not my cup of tea anymore. I’m absolutely sick of the provincial, brooding, self-centered people. There is so much more out there. There are real relationships to be made, not this cyber bull shit where people don’t give a damn about you. Go out and meet people. Enjoy life. Thank God for all you have. You never realize how truly blessed you are until it is gone.