|Eat your heart out, we are in Bali!|
Why so many people are working their asses off throughout the year to afford themselves some exotic holidays?
a) to impress their peers
b) to solve the problems of the miserable life in three week vacation
c) to absorb all the wisdom they missed so far
d) or just to boost the pleasures of their lives a notch more
OK, as nobody (especially not me!) admits a, b or c are proper answers, so d is the answer.
Ad a) For instance, I would never do something just to impress somebody. Stupid! Really stupid! Probably, dear reader, you are much the same.
I would rather very casually remark in conversations: “Oh, this coffee is almost as good as at Costas’ in
Doha…” or “This meal is close to Anka’s reunion feasts…”, or “Changi in Singapore is The Airport and not that “Schlamperei” in Frankfurt…”
Those who’ve been there and done that will nod approvingly; those poor devils who have never been anywhere or done anything will just stare at me, quasi God of trendsetting.
Yeah, here we go…:)
Ad b) If I manage to salt away a couple of thousands of Euros, change the climate, environment, everything… yes! My problems will dissolve, my closest will really appreciate the effort and money I’ve put into this curing holidays. I will be understood, loved, respected by people I care about.
The only slight problem with this method is, it doesn’t work.
Ad c) I know wisdom is just waiting for me. Frankly, she is really anxious to embrace me!
With all the tasks from my job, family obligations, social obligations, there is just no opportunity for wisdom to get in touch with me.
Well, pure wisdom can choose to meet me (or not) when I am watching my maid cleaning the windows, when I am trying to make my rebellious computer to work again, while enjoying a delicious spicy meal or when I am meditating somewhere below the surface…
Ad d) I enjoy most if not all of the moments in my life.
From a walk in the rain to the empty waterfront, smell of fresh coffee during the break, a road trip with my friend on a weekend, shopping in a village store, hectic and amusing activity at work…
And to boost the feeling “Life is good…”, I just immerse into
Bali way of life for a while…
Yeah, d should be the answer leading us to
Bali or any other holiday destination :)