1. a person who has an inability to appreciate the beauty or value in art or culture. one who has no appreciation of intellectual or artistic values.
2. One who lacks knowledge in a specific area.
i spent 5 years of my life giving up on the things i enjoyed most in life because i thought they were holding me back. i had mistaken money for happiness, so i set aside my “foolish” pursuits in music and travel and love in the hopes that all of those things would fall into place once my career got me where i needed to be. i became a philistine. when it didn’t bring me the peace i hoped for, i left the corporate world on a journey to see for myself what makes people happy in other places outside the US. i bought a one-way ticket to the birthplace of western civilization, a melting pot of art, music, culture, food, wine, and myriad other “foolish” pursuits: europe.
this is my travelogue of the places i went and the things i saw. the people i met and the tastes i experienced. and most importantly, the things i learned about the world and my place in it.