Most people talk about how they want to travel the world. They will say things such as, “One day I will go to X” or “When I get out of college I will go to Y”. As you know they usually never see the places they want. In this article you will learn how to travel as a 20 something year old. As usual let’s keep it simple.
Traveling is expensive and complicated.
You might as well just stay around where you grew up.
Maybe go see another city several hours away.
Oh and if you want to go out of the country, you will need a passport.
Before you give up let me show you a few things.
After that, you can make your decision.
See the world or stay in your area…
You Live In A Great Time
Never before has the world been so connected.
Even in the Greek days of Alexander.
The Internet has allowed everyone to be connected like never before.
Borders are being torn down around you.
You could hop on a plane to Asia and be out of the country within hours.
If you get tired of living in a certain area (if you haven’t tied yourself down), you can pack up your bags and leave.
Want to have the Pacific ocean at your feet?
Move to the West Coast.
Want to live in the Mountains of North Carolina?
Get a cabin in the woods.
With the power of the Internet you can literally live anywhere that you want.
No longer do you have to depend on a job in the area where you live.
You can now run a business online or search for jobs in another more desirable location.
A friend of mine grew tired of Charleston and so he searched for jobs in Arizona.
Within one day he had an interview.
Two weeks later he moved to Phoenix, Arizona.
He ended up loving Arizona so much that he plans to never come back.
What is holding you back?
Illusions of Your 20’s
If you are reading this, you know that something isn’t 100% right.
You continue searching for that missing link.
Well, let’s talk about one thing that once you become aware of, will make your 20’s so much more fun.
The Illusions of your 20’s…
You have been indoctrinated since birth.
School, religion, and other conformity tactics.
We won’t go into detail about the indoctrination, but we will talk about some of the Illusions.
Here are some Illusions you need to get over now:
You owe X for what they did (Parents, Friends, Teachers)
You have to go to College
You have to buy the latest tech
You have to have a car
You have to have girlfriend and build a future around each other
You Owe X-
You don’t owe anyone anything.
It doesn’t matter that your parents raised you. That doesn’t give them any right to tell you what you ultimately make of your life.
(As Long As You Live With Mommy And Daddy, Respect Their Rules. If You Don’t Like The Rules Then Grow Up And Get Out!)
Nobody will save you, so you owe nothing to the world.
The world doesn’t owe you anything and you don’t owe it anything.
You Have To Go To College-
You don’t have to go to college. I’m not saying it is terrible, but make sure that you are going for the right reasons.
Just because you go to college doesn’t guarantee that you will get a great job.
I’ve got a friend who has her Masters.
She is living at home working multiple jobs to pay off her $80-100k college debt.
I recommend taking a year after High School to really think about what you want.
If you already know what you want and college is the way to go then do it.
But if you aren’t sure exactly, then don’t.
You will be surprised how much you can learn from the Internet.
Save yourself some money and teach yourself if you can.
You Have To Buy The Latest Tech-
We live in a world of consumers. You gain fake status when you are rockin the latest tech.
Yeah you look pretty bad ass with that $1,000 iPhone. But do you really think it makes people perceive you any different?
Of course not.
In your 20’s try to spend more of your money on experiences rather than temporary pleasures such as the latest tech.
Nobody really cares if you have the latest Jordan’s, iPhone, or PS4.
You Have To Have A Car-
This will come as a shock, but you don’t need a car. Hear me out first.