Of course this topic would come up. Long distance relationships. Because let’s face it, more often than not, we are forced into having one of the most dreaded conversations a relationship could trigger.
“Well, I really want to go on exchange…”
“That’s great!…But what about…?
You probably dread this conversation as much as I did. Or if you’ve already had it, you understand why it has an aura of both mystery and fear from most couples. The temptation of commitment versus the alleged freedom…
A very popular term in a lot of travel communities is “gypsy”. The romanticized and even idealized concept of gypsy involves a nomadic lifestyle, few material possessions and perhaps most importantly, a free spirit. While there is nothing wrong with ascribing to any of the above, it is however a misnomer to call oneself a gypsy.
Why? Let’s look at the definition of the term:
Gypsy: A member of a traveling people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and traditionally live by seasonal…
“We all want progress. But progress means getting nearer to the place where you want to be. And if you have taken a wrong turning then to go forward does not get you any nearer. If you are on the wrong road progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road and in that case the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive man. There is nothing progressive about being pig-headed and refusing to admit a mistake. And I think if you look at the present state of the world it’s pretty plain that humanity has been making some big mistake. We’re on the wrong road. And if that is so we must go back. Going back is the quickest way on.”—C.S. Lewis (The Case for Christianity)
“We live in a spectacular society, that is, our whole life is surrounded by an immense accumulation of spectacles. Things that were once directly lived are now lived by proxy. Once an experience is taken out of the real world it becomes a commodity. As a commodity the spectacular is developed to the detriment of the real. It becomes a substitute for experience.”— Lawrence Law, Images and Everyday Life (via ellephanta)