How Nomads Battle Loneliness
Firstly How-Nomads-Battle-Loneliness-Bob Davis Podcast 1113 is a response to a subscriber’s question. Secondly it’s a good question. How do nomads battle loneliness?.
Secondly I had to think about this one.
Lonely Isn’t On My Agenda
Because the state of being lonely is foreign to me.
Being Lonely Versus Solitude
Therefore I think the real question is what’s the difference from being lonely…
…and enjoying solitude?
In fact solitude is a feature of nomad life.
Certainly from the outside it might appear to be lonely.
But my experience is that it isn’t.
For example consider Thoreau’s musings about solitude.
Getting Away From People
To explain I decided to go on the road permanently in part to get away from people!
Spending Time Learning And Exploring
With this in mind I also have to point out nomad life isn’t always spent alone.
I am spending more time in places I visit for one thing.
And that means time with friends and family.
Nomad Life Is Social Too
In addition in the campgrounds where we gather life is actually quite social.
Okay With Yourself
The first thing to remember if you’re hitting the road is you will spend a lot of time alone.
Accordingly you have to be okay being by yourself.
Hence How-Nomads-Battle-Loneliness-Bob Davis Podcast 1113.
Given these points nomad life is a celebration of solitude with no thought given to its melancholy cousin.
Too Much Social
Above all I think there’s too much influence in our society on the social aspects of life.
For instance people at Yellowstone Park recently running to capture selfies with a black bear and her cubs.
Or racing from one overlook to the next at the Grand Canyon to take pictures…
Never actually experiencing the canyon.
Without a doubt we are uncomfortable without our digital tethers.
Equally important is the emphasis placed on social intelligence.
Even more getting along with others.
I think too much emphasis.
Finally how do we battle loneliness?
To sum up we embrace the wide nomad world as it is.
All in all our world is an endless vista waiting to be explored.
Often in solitude.
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How-Nomads-Battle-Loneliness-Bob Davis Podcast 1113
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