5 life lessons that I learned while hiking the Appalachian Trail that totally turned out to not apply to the real world.
- I must not own more possessions than I can carry all at once.
- Hitchhiking is a totally reasonable primary form of transportation.
- I must never buy more groceries than I will eat before the next time I’m within a few miles of a grocery store.
- There’s no point in seeing a doctor about pain, illness or injury unless permanent disfigurement or death is likely, because he won’t understand.
- It is perfectly appropriate to gently persuade complete strangers to offer me food.