Why Ecuador? How did you manage to retire at such a young age? Aren’t you afraid you’ll be kidnapped by drug lords?
It may take my entire experience in Ecuador to truly account for that first question. Ecuador is a fascinating and beautiful country. Her people are unusually generous, helpful, and kind. Their needs and wants are not at all the same as ours. As a North American, raised equally on diets of compassion and individualism, I may never truly understand them.
The second question is all about money, opportunity, being married to the right person, lofty notions of self-actualization, and growing enough of a pair to realize what utter shite our culture has become.
As for the third: No, I’m not afraid I’ll be kidnapped by drug lords. This isn’t an Amy Schumer movie.