Had a little chat with my brother in Germany today. Used that SKYPE-thing for it. Talked about close to an hour. Somehow we were coming in on prices, and I asked him about what the current cost for health insurance would be.
I had a figure in my head from the time I finished my education back in 1980. At that time is was about 13% of wages paid. (that was before tax) Well, as can be expected, it had gone up and was around 19% today. Brother said my figures were more than 30 years old and that things did not stay at the same level. No Sir, everything had grown quite expensive.
|more than 30 years ago|
|A Beemer 30 years ago|
30 years earlier I was a young fellow and was still graced with a lot of dark hair. Most of it has died away and the rest has kinda faded into grey. That, I take, is a sure sign of 30 years passing over my head. I also had some dangerously naive ways of thinking about life. No I won't elaborate about that. We just don't go there.
But something from those days has stayed just the way it always was: My interest of traveling. I guess I was born with it. Always had the feeling I couldn't get away fast enough. Dreamed about it since I was 14yrs old.
Then I know some people which have never gotten out of town, or country at least. If you ask them they are happy as can be. I guess they are happy as nothing disturbs their daily way of life. Me, I am getting itchy just by hearing the names of a few far-away-destinations. There is always something more left to explore and to experience. There is something down the road....opportunities and curiosity. There is this old saying: It's my way or the highway. My way of getting down the road was the same as the highway, and highways never really stop - do they?
Have a nice next week and don't shovel snow!