The Barefoot Traveler: Huck


I met Huck while he was hanging with a bunch of other travelers in downtown Athens. I had some deep conversations with Huck who left home and had been traveling for a year and half. Huck believes one of the most important things in life is to be shaped through your experiences instead of living a life that is controlled by someone else's dream. He willingly chose to go on this journey which takes a lot of bravery. He plans on heading home soon in New Hampshire, but doesn't know what he will do when he gets back.

I respect Huck in some ways because I too believe that the most important thing in life is to be happy and become a well rounded person based on the experiences in my life. I dont want to work at a miserable job for the next 40 years only to retire at age 65 and then do the things I wanted to do when I was 24. That's not my American Dream. However I also believe that hard work and persistence are required to achieve something in ones life.

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