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    does anyone else suffer from this?

    how does it affect you? what good or bad has come from it?

    does it apply to all aspects of your life or only a few? (job, residency, relationship, hobbies, etc)


    most importantly, what do you think causes this?

    how do you deal with it?

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    In my youth, yeah. Then I saw SLC Punk!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grayscale View Post
    does anyone else suffer from this?
    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grayscale View Post
    how does it affect you? what good or bad has come from it?
    I look out windows more and am more likely to succumb to bouts of looking up travel expenses and things to do in foreign places. Sometimes I get to the point of almost planning a complete trip, only to abandon the project once the mood has passed. Nothing good or bad as of yet. I suspect I'll become somewhat migratory as far as travelling goes in the future.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grayscale View Post
    does it apply to all aspects of your life or only a few? (job, residency, relationship, hobbies, etc)
    Just travelling. Sometimes residency.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grayscale View Post
    most importantly, what do you think causes this?
    1. The transition between fall and winter as well as winter and spring.
    2. Desensitisation of the area I'm currently living. I no longer seem to find anything new or interesting to explore.
    3. I want to go be an explorer for a while.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grayscale View Post
    how do you deal with it?
    I simply remind myself of obligations A-Z and how wandering around would do more harm than good. That and I slowly realise that I'd rather live someplace where I know every crack in the pavement and keep that as an anchor point and do all that I can to sustain that place as an achor point.
    "I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference."

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    It makes me relentlessly restless...

    [YOUTUBE="_8ZPV4RzG4M"]Wanderlust- Bjork[/YOUTUBE]

    Consequence
    Bad: All that nervous energy makes me aggressive, impatient, and slightly socially awkward (and/or antisocial).
    Good: For me, there has been no positive consequence of wanderlust.

    Applications (pun intended)
    It applies to my job and life. I need to move. I need to be challenged. I need somewhere to dump this friggin' energy.

    Cause
    The cause is... nowhere to dump excess energy. I'm in the lame in-between college and med. school rut. I think I'm specialized for the life of a gypsy/ nomad, and the 9-5 job is a horrible fit.

    Cope
    How to deal with it? Take a vacation, or consider other carreers. In the meantime, just take it like a woman.

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    do I have it?
    hell yes.
    suffer with it?
    hell no!

    I indulge it at every opportunity

    I used to somehow think that there was something wrong with just liking to travel and explore. I let people talk me into thinking that it was all about wanting to run away from problems or avoid commitment.

    It's only fairly recently that I've come to realize that it's a totally valid part of who I am, and that my choice is to either embrace it or live with all the side effects of self-repression, including depression, frustration, restlessness and dissatisfaction with my life generally.

    Obviously I can't go to silly proportions like leaving the kids to fend for themselves while I go on a tour of China or something. But the way I deal with it is just to go out for a long drive to someplace new whenever I get a chance, take daytrips and frequent short breaks, camping and stuff, and then once or twice a year take a foreign/long distance vacation.

    I used to think that my wanderlust was behind my not being able to keep longterm relationships going, but in fact it wasn't that... it was more that it was the wrong person... anyone I'm going to be with longterm needs to accept that this is a part of me and not try to guilt trip me about it or try to change it. It's ideal if they're the kind of person who SHARES this tendency, as I like nothing more than travelling with a companion!

    The only times I've ever felt unable to keep or commit to something like a job, relationship or whatever, it's been exactly because that thing was limiting TOO MUCH my freedom to explore in my spare time. As long as whatever else in my life either allows, facilitates or joins me in exploring, it can stay in my life indefinitely. But nobody's gonna stick with something that wants to cage them for long.
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    I'm very wanderlustful. Humans get maybe 60 years of mobility tops and I'll be damned if I waste them all in the same places.

    It generally costs more in terms of energy and money. So just make more money.

    It affects all parts of my life. After a while I just don't want to do the same thing anymore. It's just who I am. I don't really see a drawback to it, I mean sure you might die penniless and alone in a gutter in a strange city at 38 but hey, it was kinda fun, right?
    No offense.

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    It sounds fun. What is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffster View Post
    It sounds fun. What is it?
    Wanderlust is...The lust for wandering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    Wanderlust is...The lust for wandering.
    Okay then, yeah, I have that. I don't "suffer" from it, it's good.
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    yep
    its more of a 1up or mushroom like in mario bros than it is a liability
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