I don’t consider myself a trendy person, I have a FitBit and some wonderful ankle boots, but that’s about as trendy as I get. I’ve taken one yoga class and painted my nails black exactly once.
So where do I fall on the whole “experience” trend? Somewhere between jealousy of the amazing trips I cannot afford and annoyed by busy-ness of it all.
Clarify. I love traveling. I spend my life trying to make people’s travel experience’s better. That’s dedication. I want to go everywhere I possibly can without repeating anytime soon. I don’t believe in the notion of spending your entire life working so you can have a lovely retirement, and then what happens if you or your significant other aren’t around to see that? It’s morbid, but now that I’ve seen it, my decision is even more validated.
We become more interesting as people with new experiences. Our conversations are more full of life instead of things. Every day becomes a new learning experience of a place to go or something to do.
A downside does exist though. I just waited an hour for some good Filipino food at Bad Saint. Yes, it was wonderful, and flavorful, but just good (try the clams). It’s not like I felt the first time I had the s’mores ice cream at All Purpose. That, I would wait an hour for.
Where do we draw the line at experiences? When do we stop overhyping them? Do we someday switch back to just caring about things? Do we even want that so us “experiencers” can go back to experiences?
Just some questions.