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19歳から旅を始めて、スコットランドで英語を学び、アルゼンチンでスペイン語とタンゴを学び、メキシコではサルサをかじり、オンライン英会話/スペイン語スクールを運営している男のブログです。海外滞在歴10年、50カ国ほどぶらぶらしました。

Life is like a betting game

Today is my birthday.

I'm now 39 years old.......I should have a family, kids and get a life insurance or something. But instead of doing them, I'm in Mexico City and having so much fun.


Generally speaking, once you hit 30, life becomes boring.
You basically settle down and try to be more responsible than going to parties or travelling around the world.

I'm nearly 40 but still am travelling and casually have decided to live in Mexico City. I had no idea that I was going to stay here for this long and imagined I would love so much about this city and the people when I came here one month ago.


My life constantly changes.

Since I've built my life the way I am now,  I can choose the country I live and the people I hang out with.

Sometimes, I wonder how much longer I'm going to live like this. But one thing I'm sure is that I'm not attached to the life I have now. Things change without trying so you just have to accept the way it is.

One year ago, I was in Buenos Aires and trying to establish my life there, and now I'm Mexico City, have already felt quite established here.

Next year, I might be in another country and could end up leading a completely different lifestyle such as being a monk, reading and writing picture books etc....

Life varies.

After all, there are a lot of ups and downs in life and you just shouldn't attach to what you are now. You can constantly gain something new as long as you are not afraid of losing what you have.

When I went to live in Buenos Aires two years ago, I had to abandon my comfortable life in Tokyo where I had lived more than 10 years. It was the cost I had to pay.

Nothing can be gained without paying the cost.

Life is like a betting game.
You bet what you have and see what's going to happen.

You lose or win.
The difference between playing a gamble and playing a life is,  you can decide whether you've won or not.

The secret of winning this game is very simple.
You just need to keep betting until you think you've won.

If you want to keep winning, you have to keep detached to what you have now, and try to evaluate what you could have more in the future rather than what you've already achieved or had.

To those who understand the basic rules, life is a fair game.