One of the greatest gifts of travel is that it forces you to interact with the world. I’m a lousy “interactor” but I love to watch people. I like “interesting”. I can sit in an airport for hours just watching people as they go about their lives. It redefines what is “normal”, although I’m beginning to believe that “normal” doesn’t even exist anymore.
My problem is that there is not enough time to talk to everyone that peaks my interest; I’m curious about everything and I want to write it all down. Also, I assume that others are just as curious as I am. Wrong! Unfortunately, I also haven’t figured out a way to approach people and ask, what can sometimes be difficult questions, without bothering or offending the person(s).
The truth is that the people that I’m interested in don’t have to explain their choices or decisions to me or anyone else. But I wish they would. I would like to truly understand and learn as I’m certain some of their answers would be fascinating and very enlightening. I would love to spend at least 5 minutes, with each of the three listed below, and just listen…
Three different stories, three different sets of lives. What they appear to all have in common though, is that they are each very passionate in guiding the direction of the life they’ve chosen to live. We should all strive to learn the “why” and then maybe, we too would understand.