A Heros Journey

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I am 18 years old and just graduated high school a couple of months ago. I was ranked top 5 out of 750 kids in my class, but unlike many students that have a high GPA I decided to do something different. I decided to take a year off and live abroad in Europe.

One week from today I will be on an airplane, by myself, on my way to Italy, in small town just south of Milan called Cremona, to learn a great deal from a different culture in hopes of opening my mind a little more to marvelous things and expanding my horizon. The international organization that is sending me abroad is called Rotary. I will be there for 1 whole year, staying with 3 different host families and will be enrolled in a language school (not apart of a university).

Many people don’t agree with this decision and are concerned that I am taking a year off from school. I always wonder why people can possible discourage me from traveling the world. I am not in any rush to finish school and work 9 hours a day for the rest of my life.. I am trying to enjoy my youth years. Today is in fact the youngest day of your life so take advantage of it. Also, people forget that students go to college to learn and gain knowledge, but by traveling abroad you can learn more in one year than you can in possibly all your 4 years of high school. And yes I’m talking about learning more about life and not just parabolas and that the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell.

You have to be able to experience life a little bit and experiment whats around you and not only whats in front of you or else you don’t know what your missing out on. I have heard many millionaires say that one of the key factors of success is having the ability to adapt to different and shifting environments. If you can’t do this you will not be successful; and traveling the world teaches you to be adaptable. You have to be able to adapt to a different culture, language, custom, environment, climate, people around you and much more.

On a deeper thought, do you know what one of the most common questions asked in human history is?  I’ve asked this question before and I’m sure you have too. It is “What is the purpose of life?”
Sigmund Freud says in his book ‘Civilization and its Discontents’
That this question has been asked countless times without receiving a satisfactory answer and probably will remain so. So he says that we must turn to the less ambitious question based on human behavior and we do what we do.  That question is “What do people demand out of life and wish to achieve in it?”
The answer to this question is easy..                                                                  Happiness. People strive for happiness. We want to become happy and to remain so. That’s why I chose to do this exchange. Not only will I grow more as a person and gain a better understanding of the world around me but it will make me happy. Probably the most happiest I have ever been in my whole life. And it will be a lesson and memory I will cherish forever.

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Go Pro Editing

I have been recently starting to edit Go Pro Videos on different adventures I have been going on. I take pride in my work and will only continue to get better on. If anyone doesn’t have the time or doesn’t know how to make their travel/adventure videos of you or your family look presentable, I can edit your videos for you. Here is a link to the 3 recent videos I have uploaded on youtube and if you are interested don’t hesitate to contact me! Thank You!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMDqfIpUgKGCirJ6YtQprHw/videos

What do we know?

No one fully understands the world we live in.  There is so much going on in the universe it is nearly impossible to process the information.  I mean don’t get me wrong, we are brilliant in comparison to cavemen, but in comparison to understanding the true nature of the universe, we don’t know anything.  I am trying to figure out what this all means.  Trying to pay attention to every detail around me.  One thing I have come across recently just by observing everything and everyone around me is how we are living.  What is reality?  Dreams are as vivid and real as what we feel when we are awake?  Dreams take place in our mind and so does the reality we live in.  Everything you see in this world was once perceived in the human mind.  It was once just a thought that manifested into reality.  Every object had to be invented and to be invented it had to be thought up.  So, what does that mean?  I don’t know.  For all we know, we could be living in your imagination or my imagination or everyones imagination put together.  I mean what is consciousness?  I am pretty sure there is a whole new level of our minds we have not figured out yet.  But who knows what this really is.  You could pretend that things you can’t physically see or physically hit is not real and it’s just your imagination.  Or you could pretend that you know what is going on, but I don’t and I want to find out!

Personal Branding: Are You Curious?

This Much We Know

Curiosity is the number one personal attribute to possess.

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Curiosity will enable you to deal with change, even embrace it. Furthermore, curiosity will enable you to drive the change; sponsor it; own it. And dealing with change is the number one business demand to deal with.

I am always on the hunt for data on curiosity. You could say I am curious about curiosity. This is from Diane Dreher:

Curiosity…

“is positively correlated with creativity, intelligence, problem-solving ability, autonomy, a sense of personal control, and a willingness to challenge the status quo. It is also associated with positive affect, subjective well-being, better long-term health, longevity, and positive interpersonal relationships.”

For such a reason, curiosity is the start point of the TMWK Manifesto.

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1. Cultivate – Curiosity

It all begins with curiosity.

“Our number one value isn’t in any of the skills we have. It’s that we’re essentially…

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I Want To Know things…

I created this blog as a chance to let everything buried beneath me escape.  I no longer want to hold things in.  I’m not talking about secrets and drama happening in my life.  I’m talking about the real world… reality.  I want to know things, and it’s killing me inside.  I am curious and want to find answers.  With this life I have, I will search for answers through adventure and discovery.  I will do things unimaginable to the ordinary mind.  I will change the world…

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“Imagination is…

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

– Albert Einstein