Three years ago I was in a taxi bound for a bus station in Manila, the driver asked me “Why do you climb mountains?” I was caught off-guard by his question. I briefly thought of an answer to his question and answered “I love to climb. It offers something different than what I usually experience here in Manila. It’s not about reaching the top of the mountain, it’s all about experience. You should try it.”
The driver responded “I have a family and I don’t have the luxury of time and money to do what you do. I see it as (1) a waste of time, (2) a waste of money and (3) a waste of resources. When you get back here you don’t get anything from it.” He has a good point! His answer was logical. Since I have nothing good to say I decided to keep my mouth shut.
“Bahala ka diyan. Hindi mo maiintindihan hangga’t hindi mo sinusubukan.” (say softly and pretend to be thinking in your head)
He does not know what I see when I travel. He does not understand what I feel and experience when I travel.
Who here travels? (ask the audience)
I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. 🙂
[COOL THINGS I FOUND OUT WHILE TRAVELLING]
Have you seen how magnificent the