Inspire Travel: Freedom In Character and Story

There is something about the adventure and the journey that speaks to humans. The telling of mythical heroes and events has been the most effective method in communicating cultural teachings and values for thousands of years. Books, movies and orators captivated the human psyche, where we are characters to a larger story.

There is a certain freedom in seeing yourself as a character, and interestingly this view of myself as a character becomes very real when I embark on adventure, something ticks and I’m no longer the center of everything but rather apart of a bigger story.

However, unlike the mythical heroes, you are both the character and the author. The child and guide. It becomes a reality of creating, where the story only becomes more clearer and bolder as it is told.

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature,
nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits
in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.

– Helen Keller