“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” Mahatma Gandhi
The more I travel the more I realize I don’t know a damn thing about the world. Lol. My views and understanding of the world is constantly challenged and changed. From geopolitics to faith, we should constantly strive to understand other ways of thinking and engaging problems. Taking the best of what the world has to offer back home to make life better for everyone. When we surround ourselves in blankets of comfort we deny ourselves the opportunity to grow. Our goal shouldn’t necessarily come down to being right. It should come down to understanding.
Someone pointed out that I spend much of my time traveling in Asia. Which is true. And my reason why is very simple. It’s the most “different” part of the world as an African American man. The total opposite in many ways from my home, culture, and subscribed identity. Which makes every day and absolute adventure. Navigating the microaggressions, cultural norms, and social structures that make this region so interesting.
I was lucky to find this cool plaza with a monunment in the middle just across from Masjid Omar Ali Saifuddien right as the sun began to set. The entire area came to life as families enjoyed the cool weather and others headed to the Mosque for Maghrib. The sunset prayer time.
Whats the most important lesson travel has taught you? #learn#Brunei#Explore
🌊Sea La Vie 🌊💙
Being born in a country that doesn’t have beaches and the sea, I’ve never considered myself a water person. Until I moved to Dubai. I love the sea and all the sports related to it. Even just sitting on the beach brings me so much joy and peace! I can’t imagine living in a country without the sea anymore!.