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Re: Young people and adventure
I disagree that jobs kill the possibility of adventure. In some ways having a reliable income helps a lot. It does reduce available time, but doesn't eliminate it. I have many friends who are hiking, bicycle touring, sailing, skiing, or climbing mountains at least half of the weekends of the year. The same folks go on vacations with these same types of activities. They are spending a good chunk of the year outside, but are also earning and saving for a comfortable home life and retirement.
Not all parents are totally kid focused. I think you are missing out on meeting some great people if you avoid the ones with kids (or the kids themselves). Where are the next generation of adventurers going to come from?
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