Explorer and Inspirer

Hi,

I am starting this blog to document a little adventure: a bike ride on the Pacific Coast.

I’m Piero, the author.

I live in Florida with my wife and we have two wonderful sons who fill our lives with joy.

I am that type of guy who likes to examine life and spend great amounts of time in deep conversations about the great mysteries of existence. I guess this makes me a philosopher.

Although I like the saying, “life is a mystery to be lived, not an enigma to be solved,” I have to confess that the enigma keeps calling me back and seducing me.

I really don’t know what the transcendent purpose of life is, or even if such a thing as the ‘transcendent purpose of life’ really exists. But although I cannot know the answers, the inner craving to examine life — this desire to explore and find out why we are here, what life is about, what happened before birth, and what will happen after death, if anything — is alive and active within me.

I feel that Socrates, who said that “an unexamined life is not worth living,” was absolutely right. And because I want to live a life that is worth living, I have chosen to examine it.

Knowing that I am not alone in this pursuit has always encouraged me. I have always felt that I am in the company of many great explorers who preceded me on this quest, individuals such as the French anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss who once said, “The scientific mind does not so much provide the right answers as ask the right questions.” I am not a scientist, this I know. But I also know that even though I will not be able to reach final answers, if I keep asking, I will, at least, refine the questions.

Who am I? Well, here we go… there are so many right answers for this question!

I know who I am… and at the same time I don’t. Let’s say that I know who I aspire to be: an Explorer and an Inspirer. I aspire to explore and to inspire before I expire.

Welcome to my blog.

If you want to know a little bit more about me, check my site

www.pierofalci.com

 

"Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."

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