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  1. I’m thoroughly enjoying both your observations and analysis, Jayson. I’m also vicariously experiencing your freedom of the road. But Kris Kristofferson once wrote “Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose.” Does stability give only the illusion of well being? Do we lose something by stifling the wanderlust in each of us? I’m not sure I know the answers, but I keep coming back to Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz” who said “If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire, I won’t look any further than my own backyard. ‘Cause if it isn’t there, I never really lost it to begin with.” What do you think? Is it possible that, at the end of your travels, you’ll decide what you thought you lost was really right in your own backyard?

    1. Hi Kevin,

      I appreciate the comments, it was very insightful and thought provoking.
      I grabbed a dictionary because you used too many big words. Actually, I wanted to know the dictionary’s definition of “freedom”, it gave 12 definitions. They all seemed to apply to some extent.

      Your comment about Kris Kristofferson statement had me thinking, correct me if I’m wrong, but it sounds like if you have nothing, than you having to lose. Would that not be stressful and therefore would not actually be freedom?

      Freedom – “Taking your own course of action without any restrictions”

      Does stability give only the illusion of well being? Yes. It’s quite apparent when you have lived or read or hear about dysfunctioal families. Mom and Dad are drunks, emtionally and physically abusive, their kids are out of control. Having a sationary place to call home can definitely give the illusion of stability.

      Some would say the Praschel family (read “This is my dream” on the Thoughts page) have an unstable situation. I was guilty of this train of thought as well, however, having personally met them and seeing how they live and interact with people and the world around them…I 100% support their lifestyle. It’s not for everyone because not everyone could provide the stability they have proven to be a reality.

      Munchkins, flying monkeys, throwing water on a witch… her statement was a cover-up for her drug addiction. I do believe that sometimes what you are looking for is in your own backyard. Having been on the road, it’s also accurate to say if you restrict yourself to your own backyard, you many never find what you are looking for. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

      Jayson

  2. I’m thoroughly enjoying both your observations and analysis, Jayson. I’m also vicariously experiencing your freedom of the road. But Kris Kristofferson once wrote “Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose.” Does stability give only the illusion of well being? Do we lose something by stifling the wanderlust in each of us? I’m not sure I know the answers, but I keep coming back to Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz” who said “If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire, I won’t look any further than my own backyard. ‘Cause if it isn’t there, I never really lost it to begin with.” What do you think? Is it possible that, at the end of your travels, you’ll decide what you thought you lost was really right in your own backyard?

    1. Hi Kevin,

      I appreciate the comments, it was very insightful and thought provoking.
      I grabbed a dictionary because you used too many big words. Actually, I wanted to know the dictionary’s definition of “freedom”, it gave 12 definitions. They all seemed to apply to some extent.

      Your comment about Kris Kristofferson statement had me thinking, correct me if I’m wrong, but it sounds like if you have nothing, than you having to lose. Would that not be stressful and therefore would not actually be freedom?

      Freedom – “Taking your own course of action without any restrictions”

      Does stability give only the illusion of well being? Yes. It’s quite apparent when you have lived or read or hear about dysfunctioal families. Mom and Dad are drunks, emtionally and physically abusive, their kids are out of control. Having a sationary place to call home can definitely give the illusion of stability.

      Some would say the Praschel family (read “This is my dream” on the Thoughts page) have an unstable situation. I was guilty of this train of thought as well, however, having personally met them and seeing how they live and interact with people and the world around them…I 100% support their lifestyle. It’s not for everyone because not everyone could provide the stability they have proven to be a reality.

      Munchkins, flying monkeys, throwing water on a witch… her statement was a cover-up for her drug addiction. I do believe that sometimes what you are looking for is in your own backyard. Having been on the road, it’s also accurate to say if you restrict yourself to your own backyard, you many never find what you are looking for. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

      Jayson

  3. Well Jayson, you are experiencing many things on your time off. May you find the answers you are looking for……………..I think you should look back at how good of a person you are and all the good things that you have in life………….I am sure you will find lots……………. Happy Adventure tomorrow.

    P.S. Maybe just look in your own backyard

  4. Well Jayson, you are experiencing many things on your time off. May you find the answers you are looking for……………..I think you should look back at how good of a person you are and all the good things that you have in life………….I am sure you will find lots……………. Happy Adventure tomorrow.

    P.S. Maybe just look in your own backyard

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