The Men That Don’t Fit In

The Men That Don't Fit In

I may have the curse of the gypsy blood and I have no idea how to recover from it. Let me explain. I was watching an interesting documentary on Netflix called “The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden”. It was about a series of bizarre circumstances that resulted in the unsolved disappearances of some European expatriate residents on the Galapagos island of Floreana in the 1930s. During the movie, a poem written by Robert William Service was mentioned. When I looked up the poem, it really hit me hard and I wondered maybe the poem was about people like me. You know people who seem to be afflicted by wanderlust and the desire to keep traveling. Please read the poem below called “The Men That Don’t Fit In” and tell me what you think.

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On Travel and Becoming A Humanitarian

Becoming A Humanitarian

The ability to travel for pleasure is a total luxury in life. Like me there are millions of people who enjoy the privilege of going on vacation where they can “escape from it all”. These vacations take us to other parts of the country or world where others do not have the ability to enjoy these types of privileges. Often we simply don’t care or don’t bother to think about it. We’re more concerned with pleasing ourselves on vacation. After all, when your sipping a cocktail poolside your more concerned with getting the rest and relaxation you feel you rightfully deserve. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that! Everyone needs a chance to unwind and rest and vacation is the perfect place for it. However, it’s a wonderful thing to be able to step outside of your comfort zone and consider learning about the plight of the people whose country you are visiting. Sometimes in the smallest way, you too can become a humanitarian simply while on vacation. And if you do, I guarantee you will have a deeper connection and appreciation for your own life and family and the world around you.

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