Episode 13: 5 Life-Changing Lessons From Visiting 75 Countries

January 17, 2024

About the Episode

If you’ve ever been stuck working some BS desk job thinking there’s got to be more to life, then you were right. There’s travel.

High-quality, intentional travel is one of the most transformational experiences a person can have. Without a doubt, my 10 years living abroad made me more confident, more self-assured, and ultimately more educated about the world and the people in it.

It also informed a lot of the philosophy that I’ve written about over the past 10 years—the counterintuitive approach that so many people have come to love.

This episode dives into the key takeaways I got from my years of traveling. I can’t be sure, but I think they might inspire you as much as they have me. Enjoy.

Mark Manson Quotes From the Episode

By the end of 2009, I took off for Argentina. I was 25 years old. I was single. I was broke.
Whatever makes a place great is also likely the same thing that makes it suck.
Happiness is a state of mind. It’s a choice. It’s choosing certain perceptions over others. You can be happy in any situation you want. You can be unhappy in any situation you want.
Humans are strikingly similar most of the time.

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