travel

What’s Next For TheCounterintuitive?

Since returning to London and back to a full time job, a lot of people have asked me what I expect to do with this blog.

The blog will certainly continue and here’s an outline of what I intend to post on…

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Listen – How I Decided it was Time to Head Home to London

I originally wrote this post with notebook and pen after spending a night on Isla de Sol, Lake Titicaca to decide my next steps travelling.

Every traveller talks about the ups and downs you feel on the road. The ups are easy – travelling with great people, seeing amazing sights and feeling comfortable in your surroundings. The downs are often described as being alone (when you don’t necessarily want to be), ill health or unfortunate situations.

Over the last month, an urge to head home had been brewing. Everyone knows, these urges come and go. Until then, I had just naturally, quietly quelled the thoughts and carried on full steam ahead.

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Why Travelling is an Important Part of Growing up for Men

There’s a problem in today’s society for us men.

It may or may not be obvious what that is, but the repercussions compound relentlessly, causing boys to halt their mental/spiritual development in a way that can propagate for the rest of their adult lives.

What’s the impact?

To name just a few, you can say it’s contributing to a lack of ethics in today’s society, a growing number of failed or non-existent relationships and generation of men growing up with a sheer lack of necessary characteristics to fulfil their role in life.

In this post, I’ll go into:

What I think the problem in today’s society is
Why it’s important and how it causes a mental/spiritual slowdown for boys and stops them becoming “real men”
Why travelling is an important part of growing up for men and ultimately how it can go a long way to help solve the problem

Although the scope of what I discuss is in light of the perspective of a man, I’m NOT suggesting it DOESN’T apply to women NOR that every man needs to conform to this. Both are a separate topics that can be discussed elsewhere.

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Bangkok Shenanigans

I was advised that travelling doesn’t really go to plan. So far, for me, it had gone very smoothly.

But when I left Hong Kong for Thailand, it wasn’t the smoothest transition I had imagined. I learned plenty from it though.

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