Thoughts from a Hammock in the Caribbean

These are some random thoughts I’ve had in hammocks over the last 5 weeks on this Tropical Island in the Caribbean Sea.

  • You can live off the land on lots of tropical islands around the world. They have everything you need and countless people on this planet already do and have done for eons.
  • Always bring a pair of sports shorts that never get dirty. Your heavy duty cargo ships cross oceans and sit in seedy ports, nice to have a clean ship for relaxing at harbor.
  • Needless consumption of any kind is most often a response to boredom or unease.
  • Consumer debt of any kind is the highway to unhappiness.
  • Frustration is a necessary ingredient in progress pie.
  • Where you spend your life is less important than how you spend your life.
  • You won’t eat a different sandwich unless you change the ingredients.
  • A trip lasting a week or a lifetime all become the same in the end, a memory.
  • A life on the beach is beyond nobodies reach.
  • Difference between what you need and what you want in life is infinite.
  • Life becomes a fun game once you realize you don’t need more than what you’ve always had.
  • If one is doing what they feel they should with their life, is it possible to miss out on anything?

That is all,


  1. Candice

    February 6, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Love it! The hammock philosopher?

    • Rob

      February 6, 2012 at 6:43 pm

      has a decent ring to it

  2. Larissa

    February 7, 2012 at 12:19 am

    Frustration is a necessary ingredient in progress pie. Getting that one tattooed on my neck + mini portrait of a pie.

    • Rob

      February 7, 2012 at 4:58 am

      Looking forward to seeing that on instagram

  3. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures

    February 7, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Love these thoughts! I need to find myself on a hammock in the Caribbean SOON!!!

  4. Adam

    February 7, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    ahhh island life…. it’s hard not to philosophize on an island.

  5. Ryan @

    February 7, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    I’m feeling all of them… especially “A life on the beach is beyond nobodies reach”

  6. The welsh wizard

    February 8, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    lIfes a beach

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