Before the end of every section of this global odyssey, I like to ask myself 5 big questions. I did the same after finishing the SE Asia section, now I will do so with this (shortened) Latin American leg.
People are fixated on themselves and their own interests. They don’t care what you say or think, this will never be admitted, but it’s true. All people want is an active listener that will allow them to expand and indulge their ego.
It's best to reveal a flaw you have rather then letting others pick it apart.
Touching someone's life and knowing that it will effect them after your gone, however little, that passing of the torch… means something.
As the world is not black and white. Being rigid and inflexible serves only to hurt and disappoint those who follow this path.
Often times, things aren't happening to you because a larger then life force has it in for you. It's just happening.
The key then, is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.
There is a difference between dreaming of the person you ought to be and working through the process of becoming.
What I learned from a failed eCommerce business. A 5 point analysis of viable business ideas
The culture shock thing is just something you need to embrace. It's like getting used to cold showers, there is no way to learn it easily, you can mentally prepare, but you need to do the work to get used to it. Each subsequent time gets a little easier.