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Personal experiences, insights
I like to reflect on life, sometimes a bit too much. It's funny,
the older I get the more I seem to ponder the world around me. With
age I seem to be concerned more with life and quality of life in
general, issues of peace, concern for our environment, getting along
with our fellow human beings and similar issues.
Age does seem to confer a certain sense of spirituality. When I
was younger, a career, building my business and working to build
financial security were the prime motivators. That seems to be changing,
so today I would rather achieve a healthy balance in my life and
make a bit of a positive contribution if I can.
You may wonder what this has to do
with travel. Well, the older I get the more I view life itself as
a journey. A journey full of joys, sorrows and learning experiences
that are meant to make us just a bit wiser as we get up there in
age. Events like the Indian Ocean tsunami as well as personal tragedies
in my circle of friends and acquaintances make me realize that we
should all treasure each and every day and do our best to make this
beautiful world a better place to live in.
Here is a bit of a cross-section of the types of things that I
mull over in my head: