Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Around the World in 27 Days

My ticket home, Vietnam to Tokyo to DFW. Oh and the best part, I'm on the waiting list for business class, please-please-please-please!Wheeeeeeee!


crackers and cheese said...

Wow, this is amazing. I can't wait to see the videos!

And I'm jealous. I better be self-employed at some point in my life and able to do things like this. I guess I have time to now, but it would take away time from family and friends. So, I either need to be self-employed, or selfish and independent, haha!

Anton said...

Oh no! Don't be selfish, it's ok to be fairly independent but don't buy into the young and selfish thing, I'm very against that. Ayn Rand wrote a book a long time ago called The Virtue of Selfishness and I used to buy into the philosophy. But now I realize how destructive it is. The first part of my trip to Montana and Wisconsin is actually to go VISIT family, first my cousin's wedding and then my grandmother in Wisconsin who can't travel. After that I'll be visiting orphanages in Kenya and India to do some work. The other stops are just personal travel, but I figure since I'm already going half way around the globe, might as well just keep moving in that direction!

I'm not just defending myself, I really believe that selfishness, that mentality of "I just want to be selfish right now," is absolutely detrimental to our generation.

Martha Elaine Belden said...

amen to this comment, anton(io).

and sorry i haven't been commenting much lately. i still come by every day... but the idea of you being gone so long is sad, and i don't know what to say.

but i'm sincerely happy for you, too. i look forward to reading about your travels along the way, and hearing more stories and seeing all the pictures when you return :)

crackers and cheese said...

Oh, agreed, I definitely don't consider selfishness a virtue. I'm somewhat familiar with Ayn Rand's philosophies, and remember arguing with a friend in high school about them, haha. But I think it's a shame that our society tells us, "You're young and single, this is the best time of your life, this is the time to live for yourself, discover yourself, do what you like, while you're youthful and unattached." There is truth in that, but taken to the extreme, that mentality leads to selfishness, which is ugly, and like you said, destructive.

And I did not mean to imply that you're being selfish with your travels! I definitely don't think that.