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July 28, 2009

A good traveler has no fixed plans

“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu

often I wonder how I should be living when it comes to material things. I recently got rid of a whole lot of personal stuff, to be able to afford entering the Cape Epic , so essentially swopping material things for a (hopefully) incredible experience.

When I read that quote, from the wise Lao Tzu, I also have to realise that we are never 100% in control. That is another fact of life you may as well accept. You are NEVER in complete control. You could be sitting there, smug, all in control. BAM! a car may crash right into you, altering your life forever.

While I dont advocate you going around being that guy, waiting for that car, you have to accept that you will never be fully in control. So, no matter how much you plan, how many details you have under the belt, you might just end up somewhere else than what you expected.

C’est la vie, no?

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