Seeing…

Seeing something with your own eyes is always better!

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I came across this image earlier today, and I just had to share it because it’s so great.

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“Don’t listen to what they say. Go see”

If you’re even remotely considering traveling abroad, just go.

  • Don’t ask people for their opinion, unless they’ve been to that country and they love traveling, or else you will get discouraged before you even book your ticket.
    Go form your own opinion while being in your chosen country!
  • And, although it is a good idea to be informed about the country you are going to, don’t watch too much news about that country.
    News people love to create a good story, so chances are they’re exaggerating some of the details.
  • Be informed, but keep some learning for when you arrive in the country.
    Don’t learn everything before you go because learning abroad is much more fun and rewarding.
  • You also need to pick a country that you really want to visit, so no one can discourage you from going.
  • And, then, don’t think about it too much, just go see for yourself because anything anyone says is a biased opinion about their experiences or thoughts about that country.
    You will probably (most definitely) have a completely different experience.
  • Lastly, travel is a personal decision and only you can decide if you want to or not because only you will be changed in your own specific way in the country you choose.
    It’s your adventure!
    But, one thing that I can say from experience is, that once you decide to go see another country, you will never be able to un-see it. The experience of traveling and exploring that country will stay with you forever. Luckily, it’s an amazing experience and the memories will will leave you wanting to travel even more!

So, as the picture says:

Don’t listen to what they say!
Go see for yourself!
Go travel and explore a new & different country!

Thanks for reading!
I hope this post inspired you to travel and experience something new!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Free Love! (your Sunday reminder) 

* * * Please read ’til the end! Thanks! * * *

Jesus, the son of God, literally stood in front of death to save you!

Think about it this way: Jesus was just walking by and he saw you in trouble, so, he came over and stood in front of you to protect you from what was coming. And, that was death. He acted as a one time human shield for you, so that you could live forever and get to know HIS father.

Jesus took the bullet for you to live to get to know HIS father!

What are you going to do about that? Are you just going to sit there and wait for your mediocre life to be over? Or are you going to do something about it?

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Imagine if that person that took the bullet for you wasn’t Jesus; maybe it was your best friend or a complete stranger; the fact remains that, they did it out of pure love for you to keep living because they knew it was worth it! Their perents should hate you for letting them do that for you, but no; instead their parents love you SO much!

That’s God’s love for you! He let his son take the bullet for you, and now all he wants in return is to love you and get to know you like his own son/daughter!

So, will you accept this free, grace-given love? 

In my opinion, you totally should (after all, it is free), all you have to do is love him back (which shouldn’t be that hard, given his son died for you).

However, no one (especially not God; He is the most patient person ever) is forcing you to accept this (free & grace-given) love. But, trust me, if or when you do your life will be completely changed for the better!

So, now it’s up to you.

Will you accept it? Or will you continue to live in guilt & fear?

Before you decide: Just remember; He wanted his son to die for YOU; & all he wants in return is to love you and get loved back! 

Thanks for reading!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Growing-Up…

I hate adulting! Growing-up Sucks!
Yes, sure, sometimes it’s cool, but sometimes it just sucks!

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Yes, it’s not the funnest thing ever, but you must learn to embrace it because saying ‘it sucks’ isn’t going to make you younger; you’re always going to be growing-up.
So, you might as well accept it and move on, and start to create a great life for yourself. 

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In high school, we think we know exactly what we want to do when we graduate, but once we graduate college, we realize we still really have no idea what we’re doing with our life. We just start winging it and waiting for something big to happen that will distract us from the fact that we’re growing up and everything is changing.

~No one teaches you what’s waiting for you in the real world!~

We aren’t innocent little children anymore, with our whole life ahead of us.
We are responsible for every decision we make for our future self. We have to seriously think about our future before making any decision.
Our relationship with our parents is changing. We don’t think we need them, but, deep down, we know we will always need them. But, we have to grow up because being an adult, society wants us to think about so many things without anyone to influence our decisions.

When we’re young, all we want to do is be older so we can be free to make our own decisions, but once we are adults, we understand what it really means; we don’t want to make any big decisions because it’s scary to have our whole future in our own hands; if we make just ONE mistake, it’s literally ALL our own fault (there’s no one to blame).

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Anyways, I’m not here to make you afraid of growing up and adulting (I know it’s scary enough); I’m here to tell you that:
Instead, of being scared and saying that growing-up sucks, you should learn to accept it, and learn who you are and what you really want. So, when you do make big life decisions, you are sure about them because you know it’s what you really want.\
I know it can be a very difficult task to figure out what you really want, but once you start winging it and trying new, different and scary things, you will find yourself very quickly and your life will become what you imagined as a child.

So, next time you find yourself saying: “growing-up sucks” or “I hate adulting” or “I wish I could be a kid again” or “this is a lot of work” (all those sentences are valid feelings); remember that saying those things is only making it worse for yourself.
Instead, you should work on discovering who you are and what you really want in life! Start learning how to make your kid dreams come true as an adult, because…

…Once the adult you makes one of your childish dreams come true, you will start loving yourself and your life as an adult!

One suggestion that I have for discovering yourself & what you want, is; to take a trip abroad because I’ve found that it’s the only sure way to find yourself.
Finding yourself in another country & culture will really show you what you really want for the rest of your life.
It will open your eyes to so much you didn’t know about yourself (& the world around you, which is a bonus).

 

Thanks for reading!
I hope this post inspired you to find yourself and your true happiness in adult life! Remember:

~Do what makes YOU happy!~
&
~Make sure that you’re living YOUR life, and not someone else’s!~

 

-LiveForAdventure! 😊

 

Dear millennials,

 

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Do you remember this computer? If yes, then the following letter is for you!

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Disclaimer: For you non-millennials out there, a millennial is defined as:
someone born between 1980-1990, and reaching adulthood in the early 21st century.
Let me reassure you that even if you are not a millennial, you will want to read the following letter.

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Dear millennials,

     WAKE UP!!! THIS IS, YOUR WAKE UP CALL! Calling you back to reality!

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The internet is costing you, your life!

Yes! We know, you grew up with internet access at all hours of the day, but that doesn’t mean your life needs to depend on it. Trust me, You can turn it off for a few hours; and you won’t die.

~LET’S STOP THE LABELS!~

You can turn off the Wi-Fi and read a book, or write a letter to a friend (yes, those are still a thing that people do), especially if your friend lives far away or you haven’t seen or talked to them in a while (letters are better than just texting: “hey, sup?”. It means much more). I hope you agree. 

And, if it’s too difficult for you to turn off your internet at home, go somewhere far away where you won’t have internet access at all, for at least a few hours.

I recommend, going to another country, so you aren’t tempted to turn it back on, and where you can get outside and explore a new culture and have an amazing adventure, off the internet.

The reason I’m writing this letter and trying to wake you up is because, while researching what the media says about millennials for this post; I realized that most of the things they say are not very positive. The media thinks you rely on the internet for everything and that, if the internet disappeared, you would be completely lost (for some people that’s definitely true); Some of you millennials are taking this thing too far, you are using the media as an excuse to be on the internet all the time.

But, What if, the internet really did disappear for a day (or longer)? What would you do then?

I know what the media would do. They would rub it in your face and tell you “I told you so!”.
And, when that day comes you won’t be able to use it as an excuse anymore because they will be right and your life will actually become exactly what the media predicted.

Do you really want that to happen? Do you really want the media to control your life? Do you want the media to be right?

I hope you answered “no!” to those questions because you need to start taking charge of your life and ignoring the labels the media places on you. The media only places labels on you because they know you will agree and go along with everything they say.

~So, I say: “Let’s start ignoring the media and take charge of our own lives.
Let’s set ourselves and our futures up for success!”~

Whether you’re a millennial or not; If you’re with me on this, get off the internet for a few hours a day and go enjoy the world around you. It’s truly a beautiful world & you can learn a lot more than you can on the internet!

LET’S PROVE SOCIETY/THE MEDIA WRONG!
Let’s prove to them that we don’t need the internet for everything!
(because deep down we know they are actually wrong and we know that we actually can survive without internet for at least a few hours a day)

Sincerely,

A Fellow Millennial that doesn’t agree with the labels society has placed on us (they’re not all 100% accurate, but some definitely are) & I think we need to change that.

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Thanks for reading!
If you agree with anything stated above, share this post (if you want)!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Where’s the love? 

You know, I think everyone in the world should listen to that song…
It speaks the truth, and it’s so relevant for the current state of the world right now.

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There’s so much terrible things happening in the world right now; we all just need to look past it and start to love each other! Because…

Love is the only thing that will prevail ’til the end! 

Love always wins!

Why is it so hard for us to just love our neighbours? Why do we always have to be at war with each other? Why do we seek to make enemies with other people? 

We are all just human beings anyways, why do we treat one another SO differently?

Seriously though, we might be different but we are still all human beings, and we should start treating each other like we want to be treated.
The world would become such a better place if we all treated each other with love & respect! 

Think about this:

People are drowning in the water that you drink everyday or People in another country are paying for you to go to school for free! 

What if, instead of going to school, YOU spent all your days working/slaving just so someone on the other side of the world could go to school for free to get a much better job/income than you? 

How would you feel if that was your life?
In other words: How would you feel if you were looked down on because of where you live in the world?

We need to stop discriminating between race and cultures because we are all human beings here on earth to live our own lives.

Yes, it’s true that life looks different in each country, but that doesn’t mean WE (humans) are that different! We’re actually quite similar, we just have different views of the world from our own perspective, and we have different ways of seeing/doing everyday tasks.

So, next time you take a trip abroad, take a look at the people around you (locals) and what they are doing. It’s probably something similar to what you would do back home; It only looks different because they do it a little bit differently than you! 

Love is the key!
Love is the answer!
Love is the solution! 

-Verse taken from this song: Where’s The Love?

They (the media/society) don’t want us to love because if we all loved each other, they wouldn’t have anything to talk about anymore! 

Do we really want to let them win or Do we want to live in a safe and happy world? 

It’s OUR choice! We decide what type of world we create and want to live in! Let’s make it one that we’re proud of; that future generations will thank us for! 

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The world is broken, and the only way to fix something that’s broken is with glue!

Love is like glue for the world! Once we start loving one another, we will be glued together by love & understanding for one another! Love (glue) will bring us closer!

And, if you don’t understand how you could possibly love someone on the other side of the world; I suggest you take a trip abroad because it will really open your eyes; because

That’s what the world needs right now: OPEN EYES & HEARTS!

&

                  MORE ACCEPTANCE & LOVE! 

 

Thanks for reading! Remember to always choose love and positivity! They are truly the secrets to life! Let’s remove hate from the world and turn this world upside down!

Share this post (or the song) with someone you care about.
Let’s start spreading love now!


Also… if you read this post ’til the end, I (sincerely) thank you, it means a lot!

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂 

The Grocery Store

The most interesting & culturally diverse place in the world! 

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Seriously though, grocery stores really are the most interesting and culturally diverse places in the world! 

See it for yourself, next time you are in a new country.

Just go visit the local grocery store because you can learn a lot about a culture just by visiting a local grocery store.

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Grocery stores are quite different in every country for multiple reasons. 

Here are a few differences that I’ve noticed:

1- Currency!

Visiting a local grocery store is an easy way to learn the worth of the currency; The different currency means that the prices look different (this helps you better understand the exchange rate).

2- Set up!

Each country has a different view of which foods go where; Based on popularity of that item in the country, and the size of the store area. This also differs between outside markets & inside stores because some countries only sell fruits and vegetables in outside markets while the other items are inside a general store, and vice versa.

3- Items!

Visiting a local grocery store is a great way to learn the popular local food items. It also shows you new and/or different items that you might not find in your home country because grocery stores around the world carry different items that others wouldn’t have, based on; item availability in the country.

Those are just 3 of the main reasons why I love to visit local grocery stores in new countries because you can learn so much!

Grocery stores are kinda like free museums; except better because you actually get to experience the culture, while being completely submerged in it.

And, you get to see new things that you wouldn’t normally see in a normal grocery store (one that you’re accustomed to)

What you know is not all there is in the world!

There’s so much out there to learn about & explore! 

So, next time you visit a new country, visit a local grocery store and take a closer look at those 3 things because I promise, you will already feel like you know a lot about the culture of the country. 

Thanks for reading! I hope this post inspired & encouraged your wanderlust!

P.S. If you notice another cultural difference in grocery stores; Please comment below, I would love to learn more! 

 

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Generations…

“Wow! The next generation is gonna ruin this world that we worked so hard to build for them!”
Says: people born in the 60’s

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The following letter is for people born in the 60s.

Dear elder & wiser human, 

     Please don’t be offended by this; just read through to the end; and try to understand our point of view for once, please & thank you.

I don’t understand why you say that we are going to ruin the world because no one obviously wants to ruin the world; maybe we were just not told how we should actually treat the world.

I mean, let’s be honest, people have told us to respect the world, but those same people are always complaining about how we are gonna ruin it anyways.
So, why are you wasting your time telling us to take care of your world, but then, also complaining about the state of our world?

We just don’t get it! If you’re that worried, take initiative & teach the next generations things you learned to take care of the world, and then you won’t have to complain anymore because you taught the next generation, so you will be more confident in the future of the world with a generations that you taught.

Some of you will say: “but they don’t listen anyways, they just do their own thing.”
To you, I answer: “maybe if you stopped complaining about us, to us, we would listen to you better and actually start taking your advice. But, as long as you keep complaining about us ruining your world, we won’t take you seriously because we don’t think you really care.”

Because, to us, if you cared, you would stop complaining & give us real tips and tricks on how to treat the world because most of us are clueless (some of us realize that the future is important because we were raised with good advice, but others didn’t have older and wiser people in their lives to take advice from), so we need you to teach us things from your past that will actually help us in the future of our world! 

In conclusion, please stop complaining about the next generations (us) and start doing something to better the future of our world!
Because it is OUR world and I promise you that the next generation wants to respect it as much as you, we just (sometimes) don’t know how because we are newer to this world and need to learn from our elder and more experienced humans! 

Sincerely,
The next generation
that cares about the future of our world
just as much as you!

P.S. Thank you for what you’ve done so far in our world. Please teach us things from your past to help us continue to keep the world spinning!

 
Thanks for reading! 

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

#Blessed…

Lemme guess… You read that title: “Hashtag Blessed”.
That means you have more than you need & you are truly blessed… 

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Think about it, the only reason you know that this symbol # means hashtag is because you probably learned it on the internet (did know know that less than half of the worlds’ population has access to a good internet connection daily).
That means that, you, being able to know that this symbol # means hashtag demonstrates that you ARE already more fortunate than half of the world.
Crazy right! I thought so, hopefully you do too.

 

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So, next time you use a # or say the word hashtag, remember that you are more fortunate than more than half of the world.

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That’s also why I think everyone should travel to a new/different country; to see first hand that more than half the world does not live like them.
And, also just because traveling is awesome! & you can learn A LOT!

 

 Thanks for reading!

 

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

The woman on the street…

What is she doing?  Why do I always see her in the same spot?  How long has she been here?

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Those are all questions I ask myself on my commute to work.

You see; I always walk by the same way to get to work. And, everyday while walking on this street (I’m not actually going to tell you the street name, duh) at 7:00am, I always pass this lady with four or five suitcases, a few grocery bags and a blue tarp.
I promise I’m not stalking her; I’ve been taking this street for months to get to work; when all of a sudden, one day, I see this random lady with all her belongings inhabiting the sidewalk.
So, I become very curious, and now, every time time I go to work and see her still there, I wonder things like: Where did she come from? Why did she choose this street to “live” on? Why does she have so much stuff with her? Does she have family? I even find it interesting that she isn’t asking for money or anything from anyone passing-by (she just sits there reading the newspaper)?

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To be honest, I kinda like seeing that she is still there because it gives me a sense of relief (she seems to be doing fine),  it triggers my curiosity (but, why is she there) and it helps me remember to be thankful for everything I have (like the job I am walking to while looking at & questioning this scene).
However, some days, I wish I could walk down that street, & not see her there because then I would be even more curious and ask questions like: where did she go? is she ok? did she find a better spot? did she find a home? did her family come?

I think the worst part of this scenario is, that most people that walk by probably don’t even Look in her direction because they’re scared that she will ask them for something or even worse they’re scared that they will Feel sympathy/empathy for the woman.

I think this is also something that happens in most cultures in the world and that needs to change! (if you agree like this post) (maybe even share it, if you want)

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I don’t exactly know how to change it but; If you stop questioning it, and look at the big picture; The woman obviously knows her own story and we know ours. And, sometimes that’s enough but, sometimes we need to learn about others to understand our story even better.

Don’t be too quick to judge; try to talk to someone before judging them.
You never know what you could learn about them & about yourself!

 

Thanks for taking the time to read this post!

 

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Age…

In society, since the beginning  (since, like, forever), age has played a HUGE role in establishing societal rules.
But, Why?

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Think about it: since forever: people have been slaves to their age. Waiting to be a certain age to: be king, drink, drive, get their first job, etc…
And, I think that the worst part is that:
1-the age to do certain things has changed drastically throughout the years
AND
2-it changes from place to place (even within the same country).

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I know some people say that the answer is: Maturity. But is that really THE answer.
So many other factors can influence the “legal” age of a place.
(Maturity is and should be a huge defining factor, but should it really be the only thing people think about when you tell them your age).

For example; If someone is 16-17 and has their first job, why should people treat them differently than someone who is 35 and has their first job?
Think about it: They are both being trained to do the same things for the first time in their life, so, Why should age matter?

And, after that, we have to look at education of a country.
For example; If the 16-17 year old in that scenario is still in school, but the 35 year old dropped out and never went back; Does this change the answer to the previous question?

And, lastly, we have to look at general background (criminal, family, culture…).
For example; If the 16-17 year old is an A+ (honor) student with a lot of volunteer experience, but the 35 year old dropout has a not so good record; Does this change the answer to the previous questions?

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All this just to tell you that; Next time you are talking to someone and you are surprised by their age (young or old); Ask them general questions about their education, culture, life goals, motivation, etc…

Remember: Education, Culture, Life goals and Motivation 
can tell you A LOT more about a person than their age!

 

Thanks for reading!

 

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂