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Thoughts On Not Going Crazy While Long Term Traveling

Very good question from a reader. I wrote up a pretty thorough reply, and now I'm recalling a number of times i've been asked this. So, here we go -

Hi Sebastian,

You are travelling a lot, so I've been wondering if you feel lonely and if that's the case, how you deal with it. I don't mean to sound too personal, just for the record, so if you do not wish to answer, go ahead (just let me know if that's the case, or point me to some reading, maybe?). I have found that when travelling for extended periods of time in places one does not know people, or when moving, changing location, that a certain lack of close contact with people can occur. This can lead to demotivation (concerning activity in general, work...), paralyzation, distraction causing lack of devotion to work and the like. Well, you are often writing about many friends, and I suppose you mean over the internet? Is that enough, or a temporary substitute? How do you counteract low-states induced by such cirumstances? (If they occur, I don't know if you have the problem, it just seemed a possibility).

Thanks a lot,

Good observation. Yes, you're 100% right - lack of contact with people is a big problem with traveling.

How to Stay Alive in the New World

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Imagine you're a native of one of the biggest cities of your whole world, Tenochtitlan. Your nation is prosperous, large, and technologically advanced. Up until Hernán Cortés comes up and ruins the party, that is.

There are three reasons why your home was mercilessly destroyed:

You may still think we're imaging. Guess what? We're not.

You are an Aztec, and there are plenty of Hernán Cortés' out there to try and plunder your gold in exchange for your life.

Welcome to the New-New World, the cyberworld.

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