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[Adaptated into an essay in my book Thrive! Falling in Love with Life, published Nov 1, 2011.]

After a significant hiatus from writing, perhaps the best excuse I can offer is that … “I was traveling.” Some literally, some metaphorically, for what is life but a journey?

On that note, I have observed that most people, whether on a holiday journey or life journey, adopt one of two roles: tourist or traveler. I don’t, of course, mean to suggest that only these binary states (should) exist with nothing in-between, but for the sake of exposition and discourse, let’s move with that assumption for a moment.

As a tourist, one is primarily focused on the destination, on “getting somewhere.” Milestones are mapped out: the Major Museum, the Ancient Monument, the Best Restaurant, the Famous Lake, the Tallest Mountain. The time in between getting to these wonderful places is an interval to recuperate from the last destination, (more…)

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