If we crave some cosmic purpose, then let us find ourselves a worthy goal.
I’m sick and I’m stressed. It’s true. I knew it would happen along the way, I just didn’t know when. Project Iko requires a massive amount of work and dedication. The project I wished this was, is not.
No, the project I wish this to be, is.
I would like to say I spend each day relaxed, enjoying my slow voyage around our little globe. However that would be a lie. Dreams are not like that. Dreams take time and dreams take motivation bridging on desperation. And did I want a relaxed, slow voyage around the globe?
No. In fact, I was looking for a challenge.
You see, my dream is not one of travel, nor is it one of self education.
Yes, I thoroughly enjoyed Angkor Wat. More importantly, I found solace in the silence of early morning pillars of light piercing through the trees and remains of the beautiful Ta Prohm temple. The light was extraordinary and no words could describe the beauty without falling into the realm of philosophical praise.
Yes, I love learning. Every morning and every night, I look for new lectures and further problems to piece together. I revel in the thoughts of others and I seek knowledge wherever possible. My understanding of the world, so limited in reach, finds the opinions and ideas of others irresistible to contemplate.
These things are true, but they’re not my challenge. They’re not my dream.
My dream is not simple. It has already taken much work and it will take much more. Over the coming days, this space will not only host science and travel videos. No, it will also host questions and it will host direction.
My dream is not easy. I sleep on occasion and my body revolts in times of great need. My stress does not come from a desire to escape a workload. My stress comes from the desire, in such a short life, to convey what I believe to be one of the most important facets of human ability.
My dream is to inspire curiosity.