Name: Konstantine “Kosta” Spiros Makris
Born and Raised: Walnut Creek, CA about 15 miles east of San Francisco
My Story: Every night I used to pray that I’d find my purpose, and finally I did on the open road. I had nothing to lose, nothing to gain. Nothing I desired anymore except to make my life into a work of art. live fast, die young, be wild and have fun. I believe in the country America used to be, I believe in the person I want to become, I believe in the freedom of the open road. My motto is the same as ever: I believe in the kindness of strangers. When at war with myself, I ride; i just ride. Who are you? are you in touch with all of your deepest fantasies? have you created a life for yourself where you can experience them? I have, I am crazy; but i am free.
While majority people my age are chasing their academic diplomas through top tier schools, I’ve dropped out and decided to take the road my heart desired at 21 years old. I live for the adventures and experiences of life itself with a strong desire to inspire others to become the strongest version of themselves beyond status or power but on an intrinsic level of fulfillment. I feel as though I have a responsibility to humanity and feel like my purpose to help fight against the current paradigm our greedy western world has become accustomed to. I hope to inspire those to become fearless; to not be scared of living a life of non-conformity and accept the fact that seeking security is only an illusion and we must develop the courage to follow each and every one of our north stars. Living in this bullshit capitalist society, where the dollar is more valuable than a homeless man’s life has really taken it’s tole on me. Our Government is in the pockets of greedy corporate moguls and banks, we are fed lies through the media and ignorantly kill each other over religion. Our education system is more concerned with teaching you how to play into the system rather then encouraging you to create and chase the wonders of the world. Our food is genetically modified (GMO) and our water is contaminated with fluoride. World governments are collapsing as the oppressed are finally revolting. We’re living in a corrupt bubble, that is ready to be popped! We must realize, that we are all connected to earth, we evolve and change like the seasons; our heart beats electro-magnetic field beats in perfect unison with the pulse of the earth. We are part of the eco-system just as much as the deers, dolphins and roses are; yet we still ignorantly destroy our habitat. Dream. Inspire. Take action.
I decided to embark down a path of the unknown, where I’m forced to live in the present and rely on nothing but instinct and intuition. I will be backpacking South East Asia, Greece, France and Spain for about 3-4 months solo, starting July 1, 2013. I plan to wander with no expectations, just a big heart full of the desire to explore:)