Life is a Daring Adventure | The Inspiration Thread

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- Nassim Taleb, Skin in the Game wrote:" is sacrifice and risk taking, and nothing that doesn't entail the former, under the constraint of satisfying the latter, is close to what we can call life. If you do not undertake a risk of real harm, reparable or even potentially irreparable from an adventure, it is not an adventure."
George bernard Shaw wrote:"This is the true joy in life:
being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one;
being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.
I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live.
I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no "brief candle" for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations."
Francis Drake wrote:“Disturb us, Lord, when
We are too pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true
Because we dreamed too little,
When we arrived safely
Because we sailed too close to the shore.
Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
To venture on wilder seas
Where storms will show Your mastery;
Where losing sight of land,
We shall find the stars.”

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Post by SavingWithBabies »

That Black Family Abroad:

The experience of a black family moving from Chicago to Mexico. Doesn't go into the financial details (except affordability of food and medical care). Makes me wonder if they are ERE/FI or more on the spectrum of take a couple years off. Fairly quick read as doesn't have too many posts yet.

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An epic road trip with some of the original dirtbags:

Mountain of Storms -

A look at the life and legacy of Doug Tompkins. His life was heavily influenced by the trip described in Mountain of Storms, and is a good personal reminder to dream bigger. An inspiring practitioner of deep ecology.

Jeff Johnson, inspired by the Mountain of Storms trip, replicated the journey in 180 Degrees South:

Hoping your new year is filled with many daring adventures!!!

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Post by Western Red Cedar »

I watched the documentary Given a few years ago. It's really interesting as it is told from the perspective of a small child, and their journey is portrayed as a multigenerational myth playing out in real time. Recommended for those with young kids, those who love travel, or surfing, or fishing, and who aren't put off by a hippy vibe.

Unfortunately it isn't currently available for free on a streaming service, but it will probably be there at some point. Here is the trailer:

Their website documents the trip with some amazing photos and posts:

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Post by Ego »

Two architects re-purposed a 100 person marine survival lifeboat; Stødig, into a self sufficient expedition home and travelled 5000km from the UK to the Norwegian Arctic.

Architects Guylee Simmonds and David Schnabel bought a marine survival lifeboat in February 2018 and after a year long conversion left on four month voyage to the Arctic. Along with Shackleton, Guylee's dog, they travelled from the UK to Tromsø, far north in the Norwegian Fjords. Situated at 70o north, Tromsø is the largest city in the Arctic and having arrived, the lifeboat and crew are spending the winter there, and exploring their surroundings. The aim of the expedition is to explore this wild and isolated landscape, demonstrate the ability of design innovation to facilitate self sufficiency in such extreme environments and to document and share the adventure through photography and film.

The voyage began in May 2019, departing the southern British port of Newhaven. The route skirted the Begian and Dutch coast, passing the Kiel canal in Germany into the Baltic. Passing up the Danish then Swedish coast past Copenhagen and Gothenburg, before crossing the Skagerrak south of the lower tip of Norway up to Bergen. The lifeboat then followed the route of the famous Hurtigruten ferry, passing up the fjords to Tromsø.


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