It happens to all of us, you know.
It comes a time when you have to look at yourself in the mirror and think: “What am I here for? What is the purpose of my being in this world?”
I found an answer to that mainly in serving it – this world – the best I can. And helping people realize that we live on a precious piece of universe we must preserve at best, if we don’t wanna regret it.
In this post I want to explain you why I invented the “tracing” concept and the main purpose of it.
But first, let me tell you a story…
I once met a guy who was obsessed with the fact that people didn’t care about our planet and about being cooperative to build a better world.
He was a navigated traveller, so I asked him what he’d learnt during his journeys. He gave a few different answers, but then he stopped and called my attention.
Erik, I think people don’t really know so much about the world as they should. Things that could help us achieve more understanding and cooperation. In our differences, we are all equal and here to strive for happiness.
That’s when I understood the purpose of my life. I wanted to create a movement of travellers with the common objective of discovering our world till its roots to build a better one.
I mean, nowadays medias are obsessed about filling us with news on how our world is dangerous and how you can’t trust people.
It’s not like that.
In part it’s true, not all the people are good people and not all the places are equally safe. But the world outside has more beautiful things than bad ones.
And as humans, we possess the inner drive to explore and discover new horizons and connect with other people.
The real thing.
After that conversation, I started to look for a way to make people discover the beauties of cultures and places that exist on earth.
I wanted to look for the real thing, not the same trips I was seeing over and over: my purpose was to make an anti-touristic service.
I found hundreds of agencies offering “authentic experiences”. Translated, it meant “most visited places“.
This was futile to me. I repeat: I wanted to look for the real thing.
Travelling should be something that enriches you, not just give you the last photos for your Instagram feed.
You can do it, you can better your life and others if you choose to travel wisely.
I knew that to achieve my purpose I needed a concept people could relate on. So, after a long process of brainstorming, I came up with the idea of Tracers: a movement of wise travellers that want to change their life and others by choosing to make authentic journeys to discover our planet and inhabitants.
Simply put, a movement of people that want to leave a trace.
A look at the features of the movement
Tracers is a movement that claims, in its small way, to change a bit of this world.
As a consequence, it embraces various subjects as well as ways of life that will be expressed little by little in this blog and all around the movement itself.
The main arguments we will deal with include:
- Personal growth: it is really important that we, as tracers, take our individual development seriously. By doing that, we can inspire us and others to be the better version of ourselves.
- Travel: of course we will talk about journeys, travel hacks (here you can find a very resourceful one!) and advices related with this subject. Only, you won’t hear about how beautiful it is to visit the Coliseum, although it is a great piece of art.
(Here you can find an article I wrote about the workflow I use to plan and enjoy my trips)
- Spiritual practices: I’m not talking about mystic enlightenment or misterious voodoo tricks (although it might be possible that I will include them, if they’re useful to describe certain cultures we’re going to visit).
Regarding this field, I will mainly talk with you about concrete spiritual habits you can integrate in your daily life that are proven to be useful for your health and happiness.
- Professional development: last but not least, I consider career as one of the most important (if not THE most important) parts of human life.
Now before you start looking bad at me (figuratively), let me explain. We, as animals equipped with the great gift of thought, have to express that thought in order to feel happy. As kids, we played games especially to express our creativity. Business and career, on the other hand, are the games where adults can express this creativity.
If this wasn’t enough motivation to think your career is important, well let me also tell you that you work more or less 70% of your entire life. Don’t you think it is just a too huge amount of time to be ignored?
Your job also gives you money, a necessary mean to travel, and I really want to help you with your career for you to have more possibilities to do so.
Are you ready?
If you’ve read this far, congratulations! You are ready to be a Tracer. Put on your best travelling clothes, take your equipment and come with us in this adventure!
I listed above this 4 main subjects, but I’m not excluding other potential matters to broaden our experience. Furthermore, the topics listed will be splitted into sub-topics to better understand them and dig deeper into the Tracer lifestyle.
And YOU are even more important! If you find the concept interesting, intriguing (or even boring!), I would really like your opinion in the comments. Feedback, suggestions and advices on topics you would like me to deepen are also very welcomed! 🙂
Have a great journey, Tracer! See you on the other side,