~sivers/sive.rs

ref: 89db8a0db3b15ad1a131b443ccfe2a0d5f08170a sive.rs/site/tp2 -rw-r--r-- 2.7 KiB
89db8a0d — Derek Sivers formatting 4 months ago
                                                                                
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en" dir="ltr">
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>Travel without social praise | Derek Sivers</title>
<meta name="description" content="I met a couple who were thinking of quitting their jobs and travelling the world for a year.  They asked my thoughts.">
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/style.css">
<link rel="alternate" type="application/atom+xml" title="Derek Sivers" href="/en.atom">
<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="Derek Sivers podcast" href="/podcast.rss">
<link rel="prev" href="https://sive.rs/tp1">
<link rel="next" href="https://sive.rs/tp3">
</head>
<body id="article">
<section id="masthead">
<h1><a href="/" title="Derek Sivers">Derek Sivers</a></h1>
</section>
<div id="content">

<article>
<header>
<div class="blogparent"><a href="/blog">Articles</a>:</div>
<h1>Travel without social praise</h1>
<small>2019-09-24</small>
  <audio src="https://m.sive.rs/sive.rs.tp2.mp3" preload="none" controls="controls"></audio>
</header>

<p>
	I met a couple who were thinking of quitting their jobs and travelling the world for a year.
	They asked my thoughts.
</p><p>
	I suggested they should only do it if they don’t bring a camera, and don’t tell anyone but their family and few dear friends.
	No sharing on social media.
</p><p>
	Why?
	Because we often live for others, without even realizing it.
	We are trying to impress an invisible crowd.
	We like the social reward of saying, “We’re travelling the world!”
	We imagine how friends and strangers would react to this big news.
</p><p>
	We go places we think would be impressive to other people.
	We take photos that will make our life look wonderful when we share them.
	We want that praise — that social reward.
</p><p>
	Do we really want to do this thing, for its own sake?
<strong>
	Or do we just want the praise?
</strong>
</p><p>
	One way to find out is to see how appealing it would be to do it with no photos, and no sharing.
	Like <a href="https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=first+person+to+run+a+marathon+without+talking+about+it">the first person to run a marathon without talking about it</a>.
</p><p>
	If doing something makes us that kind of person, is it still true if we don’t announce it?
</p>

<footer>
© 2019 <a href="https://sive.rs/">Derek Sivers</a>.
(
  « <a href="/tp1" accesskey="p" rel="prev">previous</a>
    ||
  <a href="/tp3" accesskey="n" rel="next">next</a> »
)
<h1>
  Copy &amp; share:
  <span class="url"><a href="https://sive.rs/tp2">sive.rs/tp2</a></span>
</h1>
</footer>
</article>
<div id="comments"></div>
<script type="text/javascript" src="/js/comments.js"></script>

</div>
</body>
</html>