Except for an image of yourself at Machu Picchu, a picture like this in front of some traditional Peruvian fishing boats near Trujillo (I’m not exactly sure where I was honestly…but it was definitely in Peru) are some of the most popular images you see from people’s trip to Peru (cheap flights to Lima).
Dudes actually go out on those little boats and play about in the water looking for crabs or something. I suppose they have to stay out there all day too…or at least long enough to have caught enough crabs to take home for dinner and cook that night.
Imagine that! Imagine if all you had to do in the day was get up and go fishing to get enough food for yourself for that day! Wouldn’t that be awesome! I mean, look at that idiot in the background of the picture who is obviously a tourist. He probably feels pretty smug and superior about himself when he sees these simple fishermen going about their daily tasks. But the last laugh is on him really, since they get to go swimming in the ocean every day, and if they don’t want to they can just sleep on the beech all day long. Whereas that idiot sits in his fancy cubicle making enough money to buy those fancy “convertable to shorts” cargo pants that EVERY SINGLE FRICKIN’ TOURIST wears down to Peru.
You know, the more I sit here in the US writing this blog and thinking of my 10 years in Peru, the more I wish I were back there. In the US, you’re surrounded by thieves…but they don’t have the courtesy to pull knives on you or grab you in a dark alley. Nope, the thieves in the US…you know what they do? They send you a BILL! But not just one bill, they send you a bill every single month and if you don’t pay it they send you a subpoena. You NEVER see these people and they don’t provide you with any service, but if you don’t pay them their monthly stipend, they make all sorts of problems for you. It’s a truly psycho situation here.
And all this nonsense about how you should work hard and save for the future when you’re old and can’t take care of yourself…well, that’s just ridiculous too. Because if there’s anything that life’s told me it’s that the SECOND you’re prepared for some eventuality then SOMETHING ELSE is going to happen. So I’m sure that the INSTANT I had my portfolio all ready and I finally sat back with a sigh of relief, it’d be right THEN that I would be hit by some massive heart attack or an asteroid or some other ridiculous random form of death (and some other jerk-off would get to enjoy the bounty of all my hard work).
So, you should follow my philosophy in life and just not work at all, because chances are that no matter what you do, somebody else is making 10 or a 100 times as much money on your labors as you are and to HECK with that guy! The only way you can be sure that nobody’s making money off you is if you aren’t working at all…and even then I’m not all that sure.
Anyway, it’s a lot easier to get by without doing all that much in Peru (American Airlines Flights), so I recommend you go there today!