Our cruising plans are spurred on by a number of driving forces. Some overlap with your three categories KS, but are somewhat different. Each expresses a world of ideas that are important for how me and my partner choose to live. We live with these ideas whether we are off wilderness sailing, or living on land.
is a life-giving view of the world. For me it means seeking new ways of doing things, and simply enjoying the aesthetic of the here and now.
... never stop learning. Living off the prescribed path is a great way to foster this.
comes in all forms, be it the big sail, or the small walk. I will never shatter records, discover new things, or challenge the gods of nature in any way, but I do enjoy poking into that unknown cove, or trying that weird looking vegetable.
drives much of what we do. To me freedom is the ability to do what I want, when I want. It's an ideal which is never full reached, but I can do some things to go toward the Form of Freedom. For me (and not necessarily for anyone else):
- I avoid debt (b/c this is one of the ways our society keeps people chained to the treadmill).
- Keep mechanical & electrical systems simple (b/c I'm not much of handyman).
- And live inexpensively, (b/c I'm kinda lazy and don't like wage work).
is my active way of ceasing to be part of the problem. From over-consumption to financial greed, my society does great harm to the planet we all call home. I don't have the energy to try and save the world, but I can stop being part of the problem (at least to some degree).