This Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones on HBO featured this amazing quote. Although I’ve read A Song of Fire and Ice I can’t be sure if the quote is directly from George R.R. Martin or just good HBO writing. Either way it hit home for me!
Living in a foreign country was a terrifically difficult decision and in spite of some early hurdles I couldn’t be happier here. Shortly before departing a friend asked me why I was going to the other side of the world. I told him something along the lines of “if I don’t go now I’ll never go; I’ll never get a chance to see the world.” He described it as “FOMO” or Fear of Missing Out. While he was absolutely right I prefer Oberyn’s apt description of this beautiful world. I rather like doing things that most people don’t get to do an frankly “I don’t want to be most of us.”
Needless to say not only am I full of excitement for my upcoming travels (and sharing my most recent ones with you all!) but I’m also totally pumped for the next Game of Thrones episode!
It is a big and beautiful world. Most of us live and die in the same corner where we were born and never get to see any of it. I don’t want to be most of us.”
– Prince Oberyn Martell
“The Laws of Gods and Men.” Game of Thrones