• Vipassana in BC?
  • Vietnam for a month after school?
  • OVERALL GENERAL DREAM TRAJECTORY:
  • First, go to Vietnam and teach English. (if you can do folk fest before this, ideal)
  • Save money.
  • If you can get a couple grand, go to Europe for a WorkAway tour. (maybe Camino w/ dad if time works out but probably not enough time to save money)
  • Find out, through the different jobs you undertake, what in this world you are good for/good at. Explore all avenues and open as many doors as possible.
  • Maybe get involved w/ psychedelic healing in some capacity, in some place. Even if it's just mopping the floors of the temple.
  • Vipassana maybe?
  • Wisdom from Anthony Bourdain:
  • (on Hanoi, Vietnam) It is one of the great pleasures of my life to join a river of people in the streets (via motorbike) -- Vietnam grabs you and doesn't let you go. Once you love it, you love it forever.
  • Kikagaku Moyo
  • FLOAT TANK
  • Places that look interesting via Anthony Bourdain:
  • Swiss Alps
  • Quebec City
  • Sicily
  • Mexico City
  • Thailand
  • Hue, Vietnam
  • Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Tehran, Iran
  • Port Antonio, Jamaica
  • Seoul, South Korea
  • Glasgow, Scotland
  • Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • PRAGUE
  • BUDAPEST
  • Look on Facebook for a place to rent for 30-60 days while you're there, possibly take CELTA course in Vietnam
  • Be at peace and accept you will have some tumult. And remember Mr Rogers -- smile others into smiling, laugh others into laughter, sing others into singing, love others into loving <3
  • The universe helps the bold
  • Meditation teaches you not to give so much control to your mind. Your anxieties and fears are just mind things. This applies to death - everything we're afraid of around death is just mind stuff. What happens after you die? Shut up and live here.
  • "I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
  • Wisdom from Chris Ryan to inspire you into travel: (and when you make it out there, write him a gratitude letter)
  • The whole point of life is that you can't predict it. You have to experience it. It takes you places that you can't have imagined until you experience it.
  • This society functions by taking away everything that gives us real happiness so that it can sell us those things that give us fake happiness... we're fish in a poison river and we're all trying to figure out how to swim towards health and safety.
  • There is nothing more attractive than not needing anything. 'You always want to pet a fed dog because he's not barking at you'.
  • Monkey trap: put a mango in a box. Small hole. Monkey puts his hand in there, grabs on to mango, and cannot take his hand out of the hole as long as he's holding on to the mango. Hunter approaches with his gun, monkey still doesn't let go, gets shot. Stand at a crossroads long enough, you might as well build a house there. Remaining indecisive is a decision in and of itself.
  • If you can find pleasure in more accessible places, you're going to be happier than the guy who has to get to the top of the mountain to be happy. The best work is work that doesn't feel like work.
  • Read Unbearable Lightness of Being: there is an essential conundrum in our lives between seeking lightness/freedom and seeking commitment/heaviness/solidity. Might seem obvious to choose lightness but that can be emptiness/lack of substance/having 1000 acquaintances and no real friends/lots of lovers and no real love, rootlessness and substancelessness. On the other side, heaviness can mean never leaving hometown, marrying your high school sweetheart, never getting up and out. How to address the 2x extremes. Life is always going to be partial and incomplete. Every choice you make you say Yes to something and No to something else.
  • What's the riddle they ask you when you're young and you say I don't know, but that some day you will know the answer to? The riddle they ask when you're old and you say I don't know, and that's the answer: I don't know. At a certain point in your life, "I don't know" becomes the answer. (the trajectory of aging is learning to embrace ignorance gracefully... or as bob dylan said, he not busy being born is busy dying)
  • It's all temporary, so enjoy whatever brief pleasures you have as deeply as possible. Everything passes.
  • Stop swimming against the currents. Let the currents take you where they will.
  • Run from what's comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. From now on, I will be mad!
  • My house burnt down. Now I have a better view of the setting sun.
  • So many of us wait until we see a path before taking a step. We must take a step first and the path will show itself.
  • None of this shit matters. Culture tells you you're going to live forever and it's a joke. So I guess you sort of have to choose your allegiance: is it going to be to the truth or to the message of your culture? If to the latter, you're going to have a problem. The older you get, the more obvious it becomes that the team you're on is the team that's going to lose. It's a smart move to declare allegiance to the truth as early as you possibly can.
  • Ayahuasca might be on your foreseeable horizons. It has a unique ability to show you exactly the parts of you that need attention. But you must establish a strong foundation beforehand. Find the Spanish WorkAway host who combines extreme sports (surfing, etc.) and ayahuasca. Develop as a person.
  • Buy a fake diploma
  • Possible covers:
  • Shuggie (Foxygen)
  • David bowie I love you
  • I don't wanna grow up, tom w.
  • Clay pigeons, blaze
  • Five stop mother superior rain, flips
  • Quinn the Eskimo, dylan
  • Weighted down
  • Goin nowhere fast, beck
  • The Twilight Zone (hurley)
  • Lullaby (Wainwright)
  • You got a friend in me
  • Spend at least 15 minutes drawing/colouring
  • USB/MIDI interface tonight
  • Buy your first legal weed tomorrow :)
  • Renew YMCA
  • Something to make you smell good
  • Perform or exhibit within 12 months:
  • Maybe music, voice, art, video (mb that collaboration whatever that is)
  • Read
  • Cheap TEFL certification, 7 day free trial. If you can complete in 7 days you get your TEFL cert. for free
  • CONTACT STUDENT CENTRAL, CANNOT DROP CLASSES
  • FASCINATING Tangentially Speaking about animals, humans, death, ayahuasca, spirit, diet, health. We're living longer but we are keeping sick people alive longer. Criticism of modern society. Best thing I've heard in forever.
  • Green Carrot
  • Tennessee accent
oct 13 2018 ∞
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