“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” Aldous Huxley “Writing is a journey into the unknown.” Charlie Kaufman “It is the unknown that excites the ardor of scholars, who, in the known alone, would shrivel up with boredom.” Wallace Stevens “Only the unknown frightens men. But once a man has faced the unknown, that terror becomes the known.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry “I am going
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“Life is a journey, not a destination.” Ralph Waldo Emerson “The end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started.” T. S. Eliot “Even journey has an end.” Seneca “A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” Lao Tzu “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost “The world is
Perception is subjective. Everything we experience is reconstructed by our individual minds to create uniquely different versions of reality. We tell ourselves a story that dictates how we think, and over time, we become that story. If you’re going to practice escapism (which we all do in one way or another), why not do it in a healthy way? Utilize your escapism to help bring you closer to building a life you don’t need
Let’s face it, movies are a form of escapism. We can step out of our day-to-day realities and transport ourselves to a brand new world for a few hours, dreaming of new possibilities. But the best travel movies can inspire us to get up off the sofa and make these travel experiences a reality. For example, watching The Beach with Leonardo DiCaprio as a university student first got me dreaming of traveling to Thailand.
There I was, cruising along the slippery neighbourhood sidewalks of the Canadian small town suburbs, trying to avoid face-planting into a patch of black ice. Pulling me along was my freak on a leash, Ginger: an uber happy, hyperdetermined golden retriever puppy with a floppy tongue and an urge to explore. I was dog sledding sans sled. Waterskiing on wet snow. “Who’s walking who?” a passerby quipped. He had a fair point. I wasn’t
Quotes About Perception of the World “Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” Marcus Aurelius “Science is nothing but perception.” Plato “All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.” Leonardo da Vinci “It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves.” Carl Jung “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”