Sitting in a little cafe, trying to think of something interesting to write
about, but I am distracted by the two Italian men arguing at counter a few
feet away. I find it so interesting how, no matter what they are talking about,
whether they are happy or sad or bored, Italians express themselves with
100% of their emotion all the time. And now after 5 minutes of lashing out at
each other, the two men are now friends again. I have a hard time relating to
this Italian trait, but I hope that I will pick it up while I am here :)
"I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells."
Make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty."
-Jon Krakauer (Into the Wild)
"Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted." -John Lennon