Friday, June 12, 2009

From a Different Perspective

Looking at the world from a different set of eyes. Up high, in secret places with smiling faces.

It amazes me that so many people are unhappy with their stagnant lifestyles and boring jobs. The only entertainment and pleasure they have is from fruitless endeavors such as drinking and watching way too much television. There are so many opportunities for adventure in our backyards. There are so many ways to entertain oneself by simply exploring the city, exploring the neighborhood, exploring the forest. Getting out and seeing the world through your own eyes, through direct experience, through positive interactions with friends and with complete strangers; this is a fun way to spend a weekend! It is easy to look at the world as simple objects which are there but have no effect on your life. Look again. Everything that is in this world is here for a reason, but you can never be sure what that reason is until you explore it! The big factory could be an old relic of the industrial revolution, or it could be the most beautiful playground ever designed. The abandoned mine could be an old relic of the gold rush, or it could be the cave you always dreamed of in your youth. Look at the world from a different set of eyes! Everything can be an adventure if you make it one. You don't have to plan out long expensive trips to far away countries. Some of the most beautiful places in the world are right behind you; you simply need to remember to do the double-take, and go from there...


Anonymous said...

But foreign countries can be cool places to wander about too!

Scott said...

I never said it was a bad thing! I love wandering around foreign countries :) My point was that you shouldn't dwell on something so far away from home, e.g. "I can't wait to got to ______", or "I totally want to visit here, here and here". Although it is fun to do these things, always looking to the future doesn't let you gaze upon the present.

This point isn't anything new though.