How to save on your Florida vacation
On a recent Florida beach day, I stood in the sun on a sandbar, waiting to get my picture taken with the local fisherman.
I was so impressed with the effort of the fisherman that I didn’t want to go home.
But when I got home, I realized that my efforts were a waste of money.
He would not pay for a picture with me.
The next day, he came back and offered me $1.50, saying, “I will pay for your photo,” even though I told him I was on vacation.
This happened three times.
I paid his bill and was shocked when he sent me a text message asking, “What did you do to deserve this?”
I wanted to quit, but I didn´t want to give up.
I tried to reach out to the fisherman but he refused to speak to me.
So, I decided to contact him directly.
It was a good decision.
But I still want to know how I could have done better.
The most important lesson I learned from my experience is that we have to change the way we live and work.
We need to get rid of our ego and to become self-disciplined. If we don´t do this, we won´t have the freedom to express ourselves and the world will see us as a bunch of selfish jerks.
We have to find the balance between the individual and the community.
We should take care of ourselves first and foremost.
That is the most important thing we need to do, says David Stork, an expert on the history of tourism in the United States and author of The Journey of the Fishing Man.
“We have to live in harmony with the community,” he says.
“If we don’t, we´ll end up doing the same thing.”
He advises people to take a good look at the local fishing community and look for signs of the good fishing practices of the past, like the fact that local fishermen never go on a fishing trip alone.
He also recommends that people pay attention to the local culture and traditions that they´re visiting.
“Don´t be surprised if you don´ve met locals who say things like, ‘I´m here because I love fishing,'” Stork says.
I think about the fisherman I met.
We had a good time.
I wanted him to thank me for saving his fishing business.
But instead of thanking me, he said, “If you were here I would have been out there anyway.”
When he was finished, I went home and cried.
I went to my husband and told him, “You know, I never expected that to happen to me.”
I had the best vacation of my life.