Saturday, December 18, 2010

20 Things I’ve Learned From Traveling Around the World for Three Years

Woke up this morning to a light dusting of snow. Rocky Point is always so pretty with a white back drop... Plus tonight is our traditional, nontraditional Christmas celebration with the fam.... this year with a little snow.

Gonna go out to break up the water we put out for the deer... maybe a little corn also. I'm afraid we, as well as the rest out our neighbors, have domesticated the deer. Now we feel responsible for them.

The title of this post is from an interesting article I read this morning that you may enjoy.

cut from Gary Arndt's blog

On March 13, 2007, I handed over the keys to my house, put my possessions in storage and headed out to travel around the world with nothing but a backpack, my laptop and a camera.
Three and a half years and 70 countries later, I’ve gotten the equivalent of a Ph.D in general knowledge about the people and places of Planet Earth.
Here are some of the things I’ve learned…

1) People are generally good.

Many people are afraid of the world beyond their door, yet the vast majority of humans are not thieves, murderers or rapists. They are people just like you and me who are trying to get by, to help their families and go about living their lives. There is no race, religion or nationality that is exempt from this rule. How they go about living their lives might be different, but their general goals are the same.

Interesting read that's continued on page 2.