“It used to take courage–indeed, it was the act of courage par excellence–to leave the comforts of home and family and go out into the world seeking adventure. Today there are fewer places to discover, and the real adventure is to stay at home.”
Alvora de Solva
I am fairly sure life has never been easy. Even in the “good ole days” life was a challenge. Every generation bears a certain burden. This generation is about Time (or the perceived lack of it).
Regardless of how you define what challenges you face in life I tend to start believing that one of the scariest things we face resides within the four walls of our homes. We spend so much time outside the home ‘discovering how to get everything done’ (that’s this generation’s version of leaving to seek adventure) that when you do get time at home it starts making us feel uncomfortable. We ache to leave the home and “do things.” I don’t agree with Al (that’s what I call him) that there are fewer places to discover outside the comforts at home. I just don’t think we make, or have, the time to seek them out and enjoy them in our desire to ‘do things on our list of things to do.’
In the end, I agree with Alvaro that I believe one of the biggest adventures our generation and the next one is to rediscover the adventure of home.