“Do whatever the fuck you want” – Day 14 of 30 Days of Indie Travel – Quote

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Day 14 of 30 Days of Indie Travel Project, from BootsnAll

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Prompt #14: QUOTE

“What’s your favorite quote about travel? Why does it stand out to you?”

“Do whatever the fuck you want”

If ever BootsnAll had a travel god, his name was Nick O’Neill. Nick grew up in England, left, as he said, “because Great Britain wasn’t so great,” and has spent his life traveling and globetrotting. He lives simply, and one of the things he was fond of saying was a concise, simple statement of life and world philosophy:

“Do whatever the fuck you want”

I remember how much these words stood out, back when I used to work with Nick at BootsnAll. The meaning, like the words, is simple: life doesn’t stop for you, life doesn’t expect things from you; what you do, whether by will, circumstance or both, is ultimately up to you. Be a saint, be a jerk, whatever. It’s your choice, and how you define the terms is up to you.

Good on ya, Nick. Keep on doing whatever the fuck you want.

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BootsnAll 30 Days of Indie TravelEvery day in November, the BootsnAll Travel Network is inviting bloggers from around the world to a daily blogging effort designed to reflect on how our travel experiences over the last year (or whenever) have shaped us and our view of the world. Bloggers can follow the prompts as strictly or loosely as we like, interpreting them in various ways and responding via text, photos or video posted on our own blogs. More information: Join the 30 Days of Indie Travel Project »

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