You might be wondering why my writing and topics are so all over the place, so I’m going to get into the heavy. Why? Because the heavy is what drove me to start this journey. Also I’m inherently lazy and only want to have to write all of this once.
The hardest part about writing anything is trying to figure out why you started writing in the first place. Mine usually comes from a very dark place. Was I unsatisfied with my life? Yes. Did I start planning this journey for selfish reasons? Absolutely. Did I arrive at a mental state that I never imagined I’d get to? You got it.
So what is this current mental state? To avoid writing an essay, I’ve condensed it as much as I can.
Between 50,000 and 10,000 years ago, the human race lived in collectivist units. Acts of intelligence, bravery, strength or kindness were rewarded if they were perceived as doing greater good to the community, and acts that generated individual gain were frowned upon. This is how we survived and thrived.
Since the dawn of the agricultural revolution, the paradigm shifted in favour of the individual, and today, the majority of the western world functions in an individualist society where we compete with, rather than support, each other. Some may contest this, but many others believe that this has resulted in the degradation of our environment, and created a complete disconnect from what it means to be human. I agree with this sentiment.
So, you may ask yourself, what can one apparently powerless individual do about this? Well, I’m so glad you asked.
I genuinely believe that I can have an impact. But there is so much I don’t know or understand. The world is a living, breathing organism in its own right, and I believe that if I don’t understand how it works, I can’t help to make it better. It’s that simple. I believe that we can all make a difference. Not through giant selfless acts, but through small ones, individual to individual.
So why the blog? Well, if through my experience I can enrich just one other person’s knowledge of the world, then that’s my first real contribution to planet Earth. I’ll put all kinds of information here – some of it shallow and materialistic, some of it a bit deeper.
No one is unidimensional, everyone is flawed, and I’m no exception. So if you like randomness, realness, and a little bit of crazy, then welcome to She Travels.