Day 816 "My goal is to build a life I don't need to vacation from" #throwbackthursday
August 15, 2015
#tbt At St. Andrews wilderness park. I heard "Holiday" originated in the UK, meaning a time you "get a day off" cuz government said so. "Vacation" is a time when you decide to "get a day off", which originated around 1869. When William Murray noticed "city life" was causing unnatural sometimes fatal tension from pressures of life becoming "9-5". He noted wilderness and solitude where hiking and canoeing were a benefits to escape the rat race. He wrote short stories that were the steppingstone for a people to not just see wilderness as a obstacle to get from point A to B, but a place to camp (camping started) to restore body n spirit. Nowadays people barely have the cash to use their "vacation" even if they receive paid time off, that's where I left to "work" on the road to find a balance. I hope one day to write a book about #escapethecode in response to what I read Murray called a "disease" where society conditions us to be comfortable, which he noticed over 100yrs ago. As always anyone is invited to tag along on or after Alaska trek if wanna break :)
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