Words of Wisdom

Sometimes when you’re overseas you find yourself wondering why you did it. I got this from a post on a Dave’s ESL Cafe message board. I can really relate.

> Posted By: tomas

> Date: Sunday, 5 May 2002, at 4:21 p.m.

> In Response To: Is there freedom overseas? (jaj)

> Remember Janice Joplin’s words: “freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose”. Freedom from the known is the real freedom, to lose complacancy and see things with new eyes. You (we) decided to take the road less traveled perhaps because we needed the freedom from all the noise that goes on in one’s head when involved in the aggressive business of acquiring wealth and status.

> Enjoy your humble but damn interesting life while you can, you might just end up back in the rat race. Stay alert, be here now, and stop questioning your decisions.


John Pasden

John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.

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