The Difference: Living Well vs. Doing Well

Rolf Potts, autor del –para algunos– esencial Vagabonding, ofrece algunos apuntadores para liberarse del ciclo interminable de producción-consumo y obtener el tiempo necesario para vagar por el mundo.

This notion — that material investment is somehow more important to life than personal investment — is exactly what leads so many of us to believe we could never afford to go vagabonding. The more our life options get paraded around as consumer options, the more we forget that there’s a difference between the two. Thus, having convinced ourselves that buying things is the only way to play an active role in the world, we fatalistically conclude that we’ll never be rich enough to purchase a long-term travel experience.

Fortunately, the world need not be a consumer product. As with environmental integrity, long-term travel isn’t something you buy into: it’s something you give to yourself.

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