in four-ish poetic minutes, @jedidiahjenkins explains why he quit a "normal" life to bicycle from oregon to the southern tip of chile.
i've met a lot of older people ... who give me the spiel of, "ah my life went by so fast. just yesterday i was 19, or 25, and now i don't know where all that time went. i just blinked and i was 80." and i think about that and i'm like, "what a strange way to be alive."
the routine is the enemy of time. it makes it fly by.
when you're a kid, everything's new. so you don't have to work for it; you're just astonished by it. once you're an adult, that's a choice. you choose adventure for your own life.
i want to make it to 85 and be exhausted because i have been alive and awake every single day.
but it's not about the bike. it's about getting out of your routine. and that could look like anything.
if you want to see "beautiful and shocking and insanely awesome" things, stop using yolo as an excuse to do stupid shit, and start doing things that you always wanted to do but haven't yet because they scare the shit out of you.
you got this, yo.