Filmmaker, Sebastian Linda, asks a profound question: “What if we lived in the same way we travel?”
When you’re on the road, life seems to function with a heightened sense of excitement, lucidness and serendipity—no matter what you do, or where you go, adventure finds you. Almost inexplicably, you meet more people, find yourself in storybook situations and act with a reinvigorated boldness that we often allow to slip into the background of our more usual lives.
Of course, the exploration factor of being in a new city, country or continent is going to dial up the thrill barometer of your life—but how do we account for the additional conversations we share with strangers, or the newfound courage we feel to try exotic foods, or the decision to pay just a little more attention to the little voice in our mind telling us to do it and the consequences be damned. Can these experiences not be experienced just as easily at home? Could we not make more of an effort to eat at strange restaurants, chat up the person behind us in line at the local grocery store, and scale an odd building or two—right here in our hometown?
Sebastian Linda believes that we can, and should. No matter how much we think we know, or have seen of our home cities or towns—there will always be more to explore. It’s all a matter of perspective: to always approach the world around us with the mindset of travel.