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Are You Already Dead? Do You Live or Only Exist?

There is one sentence that I’ve heard that changed my life forever. It made me realize how the world really looks like. Someone told me that most people die at the age of 25. And their bodies die 50-60 years later. I was both shocked and relieved. Shocked because this sentence was brutally honest and true. Relieved because I know that the sadness and disappointment of adults is the consequence of their own choices.

Just take a look at the world around you. Children are the most curious creatures in the world. They keep asking questions, they are never angry, they love to learn new things and have fun. They are almost always happy.

Teenagers are full of energy, dreams, and vitality. They know they can do anything and they have a strong faith that their future life will be awesome. They can’t wait to grow up and become independent.

And then it happens. They are very excited, they do stupid and immature things and they have a lot of fun, too. For most of them, it’s the time when they meet someone they want to spend a life with. So they get married, they buy a house (or flat), they find a decent job and they are having children. And then they die before they even spot the first grey hair on their heads.

Do You Live or Only Exist?

Of course, they don’t literally die- everything is ok with their bodies. But their souls are slowly becoming empty. They stopped dreaming, they stopped having fun, they stopped enjoying life. They are focused on the work (that is usually boring), on kids and the house. Their marriage is getting more predictable every year. They have lost their passion, their energy, and the will to change the world.

They stopped following their hearts. Their life is different than they imagined when they were young. They promised themselves that they would never ever be like their parents. And the funny part is that they are exactly the same.

They watch Netflix, read newspapers and articles on the Internet. They follow celebrities on social media and wish to be like them. But none of them actually DO something to become a celebrity.

Our Story

When I was originally writing this post, I was on the boat. We had a private, luxurious 2 days cruise on the Andaman Sea in Thailand. Before that, we were traveling around this country and around, visiting Malaysia and China among others. We’ve been working online, we have been doing what we love and spending the time together.

Luckily, 4 years later, nothing changes. Except that we have a baby which makes our life a little bit more exhausting but also happier.

Every time we experience amazing things like that cruise we ask ourselves a question: why everybody doesn’t live like us? What is the reason that people don’t make their dreams come true


Why they don’t do anything to make this word better? To be happier every day?

In 2013, we decided to travel the world and make money online as a couple.

We were poor, insecure but we worked hard to achieve our goal. We had no clue if we will ever be able to succeed. We knew that the rules of the world are simple, though.

If you work very hard and do everything to fulfill your dream, it will finally come true. It may take you a day, a week, a month, a year or even a decade to make your dreams come true. But if you keep trying no matter what, you will eventually succeed.

We don’t know ANY person in the world who would have just failures for the entire life. We know the people who succeed though. And they all say that the clue to success (no matter what you do) is to work hard and get up every time you get hit.

traveling with your partner

We are nearly 30 years old. We haven’t died yet. Have you?

We feel more alive than ever.

We are extremely proud of achieving what we wanted. And it’s only the beginning of our journey. We want to see every country on this planet, we want to be very rich, we want to the most influential bloggers in the world, we want to show our kids the beauty of Earth.

And most importantly- we want to help other people. We don’t need money to buy ourselves fancy clothes or cars. We need them to travel and to share. We want to help people experiencing what we do. Seeing amazing things all over the world. Supporting them in making their dreams come true.

Of course, we are dreamers but we truly believe that every person deserves to be happy. A single human can change the world if only he is doing what he loves. Every person is unique and has its own path to go. You only live once, so be adventurous!

Einstein said:

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.

So what is your talent? What are you good at? What is your biggest dream? And what do you do to make it come true? Are you already dead?

8 Responses

  1. Beautiful post. I wonder sometimes that is easier? The life of routine, or the courage to live your dreams? I think it’s that, which stops people. It’s too difficult to make your dreams come true. Easier to just mothball it, and instead live a life of routine.

    1. That’s true, fighting for your dreams is always difficult. It’s easier to just give up and let your days go by… But we all have to face one truth: our lives are short and we will all die, sooner or later. We have limited time on this Earth, so it’s worth to make the most of it.

  2. Great post guys and well well written. If only everyone could keep that same enthusiasm they had when they were kids, no matter how old they got! That’s why we here are passionate about encouraging people to live their most authentic life possible. Keep up the great work and happy travels.

  3. Time will tell if this is true….you are still very young and have not experienced but a few years
    of this free roaming and lifestyle…has this as well prepared your minds for all that may lie up ahead.

  4. I recently turned 26 years old. I googled “Did I die?” and this is the article that came up. This is inspiring, and I thank you for having taken the time to write it almost 10 years ago. I pray and trust that you all are still alive and living a desirable life. Affirmatively, your life has only gotten better. Thank you for living and sharing life. All the best to you and yours.

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