This blog's for ME

Almost 25 years old, asking my parents if I can sleep in their bed with them. I had thought I was going to be the 25th Prime Minister of Canada. Things had changed. 10 years later, I was still a scared little boy. The time had come to slap myself awake. One Saturday morning, November 19th, 2009, I declared to the world I would be riding my 10 year-old motorcycle from Vancouver, BC Canada to Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, and back.

The official departure was August 28th, 2010. A group of well-wishers saw me off at 8:03 am.

I arrived in Rio de Janeiro around 6 pm March 1st, 2011.

My return to Vancouver came on July 5th, 2011 about 2:00 pm.

Drug & alcohol abuse, ADD, social anxiety, health, chronic pain, night terrors.

So many concerns. But I am far more interested in this question: Do I have the capacity to make this trip despite all my shortcomings?

My mission: To inspire myself to face my fears, enlighten myself on how all living things can peacefully co-exist, enjoy every moment, and see the world as plentiful and generous.

Go ahead. Call me crazy. Call me anything you like.

I'm out to save my world.


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People Philosophy

It is only my humble opinion that the future of humanity depends on open hearts and open minds. It is only my humble opinion that every single human being has the capacity to have an open heart and an open mind. It is only my humble opinion that a single human being can change the world with an open mind and an open heart. Opinions alone are not enough to make a change, but actions do.

The world will continue to change with or without us. We sometimes feel we are giants, and sometimes we feel like ants, but it could be a balance between the two that we all need. I do not know the answers, and despite how some people have felt towards me, I am not trying to tell you what to do. We all just hate being told what to do, don't we? Even if it's something good for us, we will resist it until the very end.

Of course, some people love to be told what to do. Generalizations are rarely true for an entire population, and in today's world, we all need to have the space to feel out our own human experience. That is enough to be said, and also I believe that as long as there are humans around, they will be doing things to each other in ways that we label both good, and bad. No religion, political regime, or dynasty has ever won the hearts and minds of every single human being on this earth. Is it possible? Yes. |I was watching AC360 and they did a study on children and their built-in biases towards other races of people. Kids who were less than 10 years old had already strong believes about black children and the differences with white children. Again, we don't need to generalize, and there is no need for concern: this is simply a human trait - judge and determine the other person in every way so that you can know if you are safe or not. This happens outside of your own consciousness, and is not your fault. It's not even your parent's fault. It's not the media's fault. It just is. Do we want to do anything about it? Well, if we all want to live in a society and a world that is safe, and happy and healthy, we will all need to find a way to get along with not only others who have different skin colours than us, but also different cultures, and different opinions. This is my humble opinion.

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