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Do you ever think of other places and things you could be doing?

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Re: Do you ever think of other places and things you could be doing?

Postby tommy525 » 02 May 2012, 23:20

sometimes I do think of other places I could be and other people i could be doing.
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Re: Do you ever think of other places and things you could be doing?

Postby Abacus » 03 May 2012, 00:09

Charlie Jack wrote:I'd like to hike the Appalachian Trail one day. I guess I'd have to quit smoking for that one.

I saw a few smokers when hiking the Pacific Crest Trail 5 years ago but it would be better if you weren't. I also think the PCT is better although I haven't hiked the AT yet. Perhaps I'm partial but the AT is hot, muggy and rainy while the PCT is only hot(ter). The PCT also offers fantastic views almost every minute of every day and is less traveled. Here are my galleries from my trip (the Sierras were the best). The next trail that I want to hike is the Continental Divide Trail thru the Rockies but I'm not leaving Asia for a few years.

I'm trying to get setup to just spend my time traveling endlessly. I think I have a plan but I will be very busy this year making it happen.
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Re: Do you ever think of other places and things you could be doing?

Postby divea » 03 May 2012, 00:24

I'd like a job in some snooty exclusive club of like 30 members, no kids allowed, where I'm the lifeguard and all I'm supposed to do is drink those fancy drinks with umbrellas and say hello and goodbye to people who don't even see me. I can swim, lounge, and go home.
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Re: Do you ever think of other places and things you could be doing?

Postby Super Hans » 03 May 2012, 02:13

I guess it's pointless to think about what and where you could be, because unless you have a lot of money, it's impossible to change where you are and what you are doing. I try to change the perspective a little. Instead of : I could be a millionaire, sipping wine on my yacht in Monaco, I change it to: I will be a millionaire, sipping wine on my yacht in Monaco.
It doesn't work, of course, and it never will. But thinking like this at least gets me motivated enough to get up and feed the dog. Then I make every effort to fill my day, which is why I have just got back home - it's 0211 now and I haven't been in that long.

Then there is the other problem of Taiwan. Taiwan is like quicksand. You can sit there and be perfectly OK, but any attempt to move seems to swallow you even more. I think it is too easy to be comfortable here and not worry about too much. The trouble is, as you get older your options run out and you get left thinking things like: Do you ever think of other places and things you could be doing?
I have a plan anyway, and I'll try to stick to it. For once.
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