ALL THE TIME I SPENT ON ISLANDS I NEVER APPRECIATED ANY OF THEM.
I was always engrossed in the work. I like the idea and the appeal of islands more than I actually like islands. I want a reason to work for something and islands for me represent the reason to work for something.
Everybody loves the IDEA of an island. The idea sounds fantastic, amazing… Live on an island, eat wild fruit, and be away from all the insanity.
But then you get there, and, what do you know man, you’re either really bored or you’ve had some wild revelation and you want to get “back to the world.”
And that’s the reality. You need constant recharges and ‘re ups’.
You work real hard so you can take a little vacation. Then you take the next vacation so you can work harder, then on and on and on.
The idea is what’s important. The reality of it isn’t so important.
You go to the islands so you have the experience to draw upon and use.
Every experience is the chance to learn something new and be taught something fresh…
So even if you’re stuck in an airport, or stuck in a hut in the middle of the raining season in Tahiti, you can still learn something.
You can still come back better, more calm, and even more ready to kill.
That’s the real appeal of islands… being inspired and then coming back to the world so you can work.