Given that this video has been viewed nearly 10 million times on Youtube, I may be the only person around who hasn’t seen this yet. I found it strangely compelling – about two minutes in, I started thinking “Hell yeah, I want to do this, too”.
It got me thinking about the difference between the material and the experiential. For most of my life, I’ve leaned towards the material. It was important to have a house, a car, a marimba, a computer, etc. I saved money with the goal of buying something tangible and adding it to my inventory of stuff.
Perhaps now that I’m approaching middle age, I’m starting to lean more towards the experiential. When it’s time to shuffle off this mortal coil, the accumulation of experiences will be valued far more than the boxes of stuff in my basement.