Saturday, January 30, 2010
The hardest part of writing is finding the right words to start. You need to develop a voice, establish what you will talk about, and draw your audience in. Im not going to do any of that. It is too much work and frankly I don’t know how. So instead I will use this space as a journal that lots of people happen to have access to.
There is more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking. A statement has rarely been so true. For the unhip out there this is an allusion to the movie Zoolander. If you haven’t already seen it there is probably a reason for that. If you have, you know it is hilarious. If you don’t think its hilarious you should stop reading this blog right now-There is nothing for you here. I find it to be a necessary parody of a crazy part of society that we have all become far too accustomed to. Zoolander is a supermodel who because of his looks and circumstance has become rich, famous and the envy of most people in the world. He has no talent, intelligence or common sense but people want to be like him. They want to BE him.
In our society we want to be rich, we want to be famous, and sometimes I think we forget the age old recipe for a happy life. This recipe has been passed down by many ancient societies and many religious texts which encourage among other things wisdom, humility, treating others well, charity, and devotion to something other than yourself. This is what motivates me to take this trip and hopefully some of you will choose to come along for the ride.
Posted by Matt Orcutt at 1:46 AM