From There To Here

25 05 2009

In choosing what was best to share in a blog, I repeatedly came back to what I knew best…expatriation.  Years of living in far off places exposed me to different ways of seeing the world around me.  Initially I thought that expatriating only included physical expatriation, but have come to now understand that expatriation is more than just moving somewhere, it’s a state of mind.  It’s deciding not to be just another sheep in the pen. I won’t go into all that has made us all line up and happily give up our ability to think out life and just follow.  No, I’m not a conspiracy theorist.  I just see that I along with so many others for so long gave up our free thought, followed the crowd and had aspirations of being “the fat, bald man in the red BMW convertible.”

In the world of my Dad, you grew up, got the best education possible, worked 20-30 years, got the gold watch and then retired (sat down & died!).  Sound familiar?   I don’t know about you, but that didn’t work out exactly as advertised for me.  The world changed, the cheese moved and I mentally expatriated, how about you?  

We will explore what mental expatriation looks like.  We will look at resources gathered over time and new ones from the bleeding edge of technology.  

Have you been looking for like minds that refuse to be another sheep in the pen?  If so,  join me in an exploration of life and thought that you may have only suspected existed.  Let’s lock arms, look life right in the eye and give it a belly laugh!