Vow of the Pragmatic Clinician:

  •  I shall find neither comfort nor final repose in any belief concerning specified ways for all of us to live.
  • I am interested in journeys not destinations.
  • I shall especially not separate myself from you by any suggestions that I know dance steps or possess the code book for all of us.
  • There is no overarching reason or way to be, only a realization that certain being or reasoning practices may be more convenient than others.
  • While we search for greater ‘’vehicles of convenience’’ (that is, theories/practices), we also accept that perhaps the best we can hope for is non-coerced consensus arising from lively and useful conversation.

(Amundson 1996, p.484)

Hi, I'm Matthew! I currently live in Santiago, Chile. I've hitchhiked and climbed peaks in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, India and Nepal, studied cultural anthropology in Cape Town, practiced as a Hindu monk, taught English to students from around the world, volunteered for education and sports NGOs and worked as a cross-cultural field instructor. Adventures at the World's Edge combines my passions for adventure, travel, humanitarianism, anthropology and writing. My projects focus on fundraising initiatives through community collaboration and adventure challenges. Writings on my shoestring travels and anthropological interests are also included as fuel for motivation for aspiring journeyers and curious wanderers on this globe. It is my sincere hope that I might be able to inspire others to follow the beat of their own hearts and have the courage to make a difference in the world. Adventure...Awareness...Aliveness

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