Why Bother Leaving the House Anymore? Here’s Why … [Video]

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Motivational speaker and all-around badass Ben Saunders admits to being a “polar expedition addict”. He does things most of us would never even dream of because … well, because he can. Things like claiming the title as the third person in history to ski solo to the North Pole and grabbing the record for the longest solo Arctic journey by a Briton. So if anyone understands the importance of grabbing life by the balls, it’s Ben.

But with so much technology at our disposal to virtually explore the world, it’s increasingly tempting for people to simply experience travel and to see the world second and third hand. For many, “Carpe diem!” is likely to sounds less like a rallying cry to live every day like it’s your last … and more like the latest special at Olive Garden.

So in this TED talk, Ben asks and answers a question of monumental importance: “Why bother leaving the house?”

(Hat tip: Vanessa Runs for leading us to this one)

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Mike Richard
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Mike Richard has traveled the world extensively since 2008. He's camped in the Jordanian desert with Bedouins, tracked African wild dogs in South Africa, and survived a near-miss great white shark attack in Mexico. He loves the great outdoors, good bourbon, and he (usually) calls Massachusetts home. He also enjoys speaking in the third person.

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