Life is short… Live life to the fullest… Live like you’re dying…
We’ve heard ‘em all before. The timeless antidotes supposedly said to motivate those who have lost focus. To jumpstart those who are fading into normalcy. And ultimately, to provoke inner growth and personal change.
But are these statements enough? Do they serve justice for the ideology behind the light-hearted quips?
No. Not in the least.
Because words are only words. They are mere allusions to a greater philosophy impossible to articulate.
In turn, we hear these thinly motivating structures of thoughts, ponder them deeply yet rarely take action.
Words – no matter how powerful – seldom motivates action. We are simply animals. We evolved from tribes. And we follow whom we revere.
But we don’t follow other’s words. Instead, we follow their actions, their motives and their mentality.
Unfortunately, with that said, the 1st world society has collectively conditioned themselves into believing the fallacies and preconceived notions of a normal lifestyle, with materialism ever increasingly in tow.
And with this typical lifestyle of bigger is better, more equals meaning, and shiny toys reflect wealth, we’ve lost focus on what truly matters in life.
“People say that what we are all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think this is what we’re really seeking. I think what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive.”
Introducing the CouchSurfingCEO
As of today, I am publicly launching a new persona. A travel persona, to be exact. Cheekily named after my new vagabond lifestyle.
The travel blog is going to serve as an outlet for cool lessons learned on the road (travel hacks), recounts of my adventures, and documenting my ever increasingly experimental lifestyle.
But as I mentioned above, a blog is useless if it is mere philosophy. Of things I could do, instead of things I am doing. And the CouchSurfingCEO will be a real-world case study into the search for a meaningful life.
So hopefully my actions speak louder than words, and that my posts of real-life lessons and stories evoke you into pursuing a life worth living.
I hope you will join me on my new blog as we together search for the ideal lifestyle.
Update: 9 Months Later
With the launch of New Methods. And with the realization of a higher-order, I have flipped the switch on the couchsurfing experiment. But don’t worry, I’ll still be traveling, experimenting, and sharing with you all that I learn. It will simply be more centrally focused on this website as a personal brand (not a persona) and throughout the web in various forms.
It was exciting, fun, and eye-opening. But bigger things are calling my name now :)