Happiness-Versus-Contentment-Bob Davis Podcast 1084

Happiness Versus Contentment in The Desert

The question of happiness versus contentment has certainly been on my mind lately. Learn more in Happiness-Versus-Contentment-Bob Davis Podcast 1084.

Barnstorm

Firstly my history for travel has been an almost frenetic barnstorm back and forth across the country.

High Fuel Prices

Secondly the specter of high diesel prices has me in a bind.

Restricted Travel

As a result I made a decision more than a year ago to restrict travel to the summer months.

Arizona Deserts

And to hang out in the Arizona desert in the meantime.

Enriched Life

As a result my life has been enriched by relationships and experiences I did not expect to have.

Not Easy

However adjusting to this temporarily stationary approach has not been easy for me.

Contentment By The Fire

Certainly the feeling of contentment is strong after a great meal by the campfire.

Coffee Anyone?

And a big cup of strong coffee helps too.

Does This Mean I Am Happy?

Therefore I wonder whether the feeling of contentment also means I am happy?

Good Question

It’s a good question.

Especially these days.

Urge To Hit The Road

On the other hand the urge to hit the road again calls me from deep inside.

Slow Decline Of Fuel Prices

Meanwhile I wait as fuel prices begin to decline.

Long Way To Go Yet

We’re not all the way there yet though.

Darkest Days

Above all they say this time of year features some of the darkest and depressing days.

In the same vein this shows up for me as frustration.

That is to say I am chomping at the bit to get started on the back roads again.

But sometimes the best thing to do is stick with a good plan.

Difficult Time

To sum up these are difficult days for everyone.

However I don’t see any reason to change the plan.

Or my approach to how I plan what I do.

Podcasts About Economic Conditions and The Nomad

Furthermore if readers, listeners and subscribers are interested I’ve done more than a few podcasts about economic drivers to the decisions I’ve made.

You can find them here and here.

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Updates-Loose-Ends-Clarifications-Bob Davis Podcast 1069

Updates Loose Ends and Clarifications

Firstly from time to time I do updates clarifications and tie up loose ends. Find out why in Updates-Loose-Ends-Clarifications-Bob Davis Podcast 1069.

Dream World

Secondly nomad life is a dream world.

Sailing On The Sea

That is to say this life is more like sailing between islands.

Doesn’t Matter What Day It Is

Certainly when you’re out on the water you don’t care what day it is.

Series

Because I have been doing podcasts on the inflation and economic issues facing nomads since the beginning of 2022 they have become kind of a series.

Fighting Complex Topics

And every now and then I find myself struggling with the complexities and left brain nature of finance and economics.

Dreamy Nomad Life

Even more due to the dreamy nature of nomad life.

The Great Basin

So I am up in the mountains above The Great Basin.

Food and Fuel Prices

Considering the intensity of food and fuel prices this is a perfect time and place to make some corrections updates and clarifications about these issues from podcast 1068.

Taking A Pause

However as usual it is also time to take a pause.

Sounds Of The Night

Listen to the night sounds.

Sundown In The Mountains

Enjoy the sundown and late evening dusk here at Great Basin National Park.

Talk About Prices

But it’s also a perfect time to clarify why I believe prices will continue to go down.

Slow Down Coming

Moreover why I think we’re headed for a major economic slow down in the near future.

Complex

Finally I will warn listeners the second half of this podcast might feel little complex.

No Political Rhetoric

On the other hand you usually don’t find these explanations free of political rhetoric in most places.

Cheaper Food and Fuel

Above all my goal is to give hope to fellow nomads rooting for cheaper food and fuel.

Simplify

In addition my goal is to try and simplify a bit of the talk about the economy.

Information You Can Use

Therefore we’ll have some information we can use.

What To Look For

In the same vein at least we will know what to look for in coming weeks to confirm some of my conclusions in Updates-Loose-Ends-Clarifications-Bob Davis Podcast 1069.

Last Economic Podcast For Awhile

To sum up this will be the last so called economic podcast I’ll do for awhile.

Full Travel Vibe…Next

So we’ll be back to the full travel vibe until we hit another turning point.

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Nothing-Is-Written-Bob Davis Podcast 1054

Nothing Is Written

Firstly it’s time to talk about hard times and to remember Nothing Is Written. Lear more in Nothing-Is-Written-Bob Davis Podcast 1054.

Travel Opens Your Mind

Secondly I’ve been traveling now for about a year and a half full time.

Experience

Above all I have experienced a great deal as a nomad.

Saving Fuel

Even more these days with high fuel prices putting a damper on travel I have been watching the markets like a hawk.

Fatalistic Talk

Finally I have to say I am seeing and hearing a lot of fatalistic talk these days.

We Interrupt This Travel Vibe For A Special Report

Above all I don’t do very many podcasts now about topics beyond the nomad travel vibe.

But I am called to do this one.

Resignation and Negativity

Specifically and to clarify there seems to be a resignation to negative outcomes when it comes to the future and the world.

Past Is Present and Future

In addition financial prognosticators seem to have a penchant for saying past is present and future.

Or Is It?

Therefore I feel compelled to say I reject these notions.

Nomads Have Much To Teach The Rest Of The World

My experience has been, for example, that the nomad community has a lot to teach the rest of the country, whether they want to or not.

Work Together

That is to say I have seen people put aside differences and backgrounds to work together to solve problems.

Refuse To Quit

And refusing to quit until an issue is resolved.

The Future Is Dark

On the other hand I often hear people speak of our future as inevitably dark.

History Repeating Itself

Even more many of these advisors see the future as a consequence of ‘history repeating itself’…determined by fate.

Determinist

Moreover these determinist theories are spread by the very financial prognosticators people look to for information and direction when it comes to the future.

This Is How We Solve Problems Now?

In short we will never solve problems with this kind of negative and fatalistic approach.

People Power

However individuals and people have enormous power and the agency to solve problems if they can work together.

We’re Writing It

To sum up nothing is written. We’re writing it.

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