“So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.”
― Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild
I came across this passage from one of my favorite books of all time late today, and it really struck a nerve with me. The angel on my shoulder whispers more often than not: Follow me. This way is always safe. However, the devil on my other shoulder speaks loudly at just the right time: Just do it.
Insert light bulb picture.
I now know what I have to do.
How’s that for a cliffhanger?