No - I'm not talking about the Easter Spirit. I'm talking about an excellent documentary I'm watching right now: It's about the Carretera Austral, also called President Pinochet Highway, a 770 mi road along the Southern Pacific Coast of Chile in Latin America. It is a road frequently travelled by adventurers, who are headed to Patagonia. Besides the many stories of sacrifice, frugality, oppression, illness and death among the people who lived there and/or were involved in the construction of this lifeline, particularly one story got all my attention: Former businessman turned environmentalist Douglas Tompkins: Quite an example to admire and the man himself being a role model in how our lives don't have to revolve around consumption all the time. Check him out on Wikipedia - it's quite an interesting read!
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