Rolf Potts

American travel writer

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Vagabonding is about taking control of your circumstances instead of passively waiting for them to decide your fate.

We choose to live (...) rooting ourselves to a home or a career and using the future as a kind of phony ritual that justifies the present. In this way, we end up spending (as Thoreau put it) "the best part of one`s life earning money in order to enjoy a questionable liberty during the least valuable part of it."

Purchasing a package vacation to find a simpler life is kind of like using a mirror to see what you look like when you aren`t looking into the mirror.

The more we associate experience with cash value, the more we think that money is what we need to live. And the more we associate money with life, the more we convince ourselves that we`re too poor to buy our freedom.

Vagabonding is about using the prosperity and possibility of the information age to increase your personal options instead of your personal possessions.

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