The Allianz Insurance recently asked me if I wanted to share with you one of their new promotional Videos. Normally I don’t do this and I’m also not a big fan of these kind of things. But I had a look at it anyways and kind of liked it. The video made me think and therefore decided to give it a shot.
The reason why I decided to write about it is, that a few months ago one of the biggest German daily newspapers “Welt Kompakt” decided to ask me the same question. What is important to you? What would you take with you if your house would burn down?
In the video as well as in the newspaper it was about material things that are important to somebody. In the newspaper I said I would take following 7 things:
4. Folder with important documents
5. External Harddrive
More or less all the things I need to work on this travel blog. But the more I thought about the initial question while watching the video for the third time I thought that all these material possessions aren’t really important to me. They are more a necessity. There are more important things in life than having an own apartment, the newest tech gear and to drive the latest car just to show off how well you are doing.
I thought a lot about these things and came up with following things that are really important to myself:
At the same time, as mentioned, the material possession I mentioned above, are a necessary to do the job I love so much (being a travel blogger.) Without MacBook, Smartphone, Passport, DSLR, GoPro etc. I simply couldn’t do this. I wouldn’t be able to write in Thailand, Mexico or from at home in Berlin and (hopefully) inspire you to travel or to follow your dreams.
Therefore the material things and the important things go hand in hand. This is what really is important to myself. Sometimes you just need a little bit of time to figure out these things and to write them down.