>re-reading The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck
>die of feels
Why couldn't I have been born 100 years earlier? Setting out as a young man and make it or break it, but most of all have a great adventure.
When I was born, the world was explored. I can get anywhere for a few hundred bucks and some hours on an airplane. The only frontier to get in to right now is technology, and you need the wealth of a small nation to start something up. There's nothing to strive for, nothing to discover, no sharpies to out-sharp.
I need an adventure, and I don't know where to find it.
I was born in 1993.
It's not the same. Not at all. How does fiddling with electronics compare to the feeling of discovering unspoiled nature, of digging through the earth to find its treasures, of searching through the ruins of a lost civilization?
OP, you vastly underestimate how much there still is to discover in the world. And besides, if you go see something that's been discovered already, it's still the first time you'll see it.
>How does fiddling with electronics compare to the feeling of discovering unspoiled nature, of digging through the earth to find its treasures, of searching through the ruins of a lost civilization?
You can still do all of that stuff moron, you just have the privilege of doing it with the aide of modern technology and society.
>How does fiddling with electronics compare to the feeling of discovering unspoiled nature, of digging through the earth to find its treasures, of searching through the ruins of a lost civilization
Not only doing all of those things virtually, but creating immense expanses of worlds just like that
There's virtually no difference between traveling the world and getting rich from treasure (which people rarely did, for the most part, all the wealth went to people rich/smart enough to hire people to mine things for them) and making money off of creating virtual worlds and traveling the actual world using money made from selling stories, concepts, and ideas
>what is the Amazon rainforest
There are also many treasures out there waiting to be discovered in remote places:
Ignore the annoying youtuber.
Fuck man, how many of these born-too-late threads I gotta see?
Look, I know there are NEETs out there with mental issues limiting them but c'mon man - you can absolutely "set out as a young man and make it or break it, but most of all have a great adventure"
It's called landing in a strange country with no cash in your pocket, no friends to crash with, and just having to wing it. Find your own way to an amazing landscape, hitchhike with people who could be serial killers but end up being dudes who are on the same quest as you. Fuck a chick based on the fact your accent is sexy. Hell, pay a local whore to fuck you if that's what you're into. Try local drugs. Visit historical sites that inspire you. Hell, move to Si Chuan and work off the land.
I'm drunk rambling, but you get the idea.
Sure, some dude somewhere sometime in history discovered that country/city/town/street before you did, but christ, does that really matter?
People who think the only thing that matters is having their name attached to a 'discovery' need to get their fuckin head checked.
I study medicine, doing research on proton therapy for treating cancer. No doubt during my career I'll witness and contribute to many advances in medical science, shaping the face of modern medicine.
You weren't 'born too early to explore the world', you're just not passionate about something.