This week we began to roll out new branding for RV Nomads – The Movie. The process of publishing our new branding in a public manner might, to most eyes, appear minuscule in the grand scheme of life. As it should in many ways.
But the process has been eye opening for us here at Nomadic Life Films. This because we spent an enormous amount of time determining a name for the film. It has to have meaning. Profound meaning. Because the story behind full time RV life for many has deep and extraordinary meaning.
RV Nomads. It’s what we chose. It’s describes so much with so little. The RV part is obvious. And while the nomad part may seem obvious, there is actually a lot more meaning behind the word. Certainly more than meets the eye.
A lot of people view the life changing transition out of traditional life into a nomadic life as an act of escape. This is not a correct perception, in our view, as the word escape implies someone is running from something. In reality those who begin a full time RV life are running to something, not away from something.
What are they running to? In essence, they’re running to what their natural instinct as humans demands. A nomadic mindset, free spirited way of living and a personal sense of exploration.
To be a nomad is to be what a human was designed to be. We as a human race have been nomadic at our core throughout all of human history. Granted, it may have been for different reasons at different times, but the fact always remains that we are a nomadic species.
The act of being nomadic is incredibly important to our mental and physical health. It’s critical in our growing process, our ability to learn and our capabilities to create, prosper and thrive.
As the famous John Powell quote goes… “A person can grow only as much as his horizon allows.”
What happens when our horizon is limited to the concrete walls of a city block? In such a scenario, our ability to grow as people becomes defined by constraints beyond our control.
Society in general today is in much part prohibitive when it comes to our natural nomadic needs. We as a people generally do not explore. We don’t roam enough. We don’t change our environment enough. Not physically, not socially and certainly not mentally.
This is not because we’ve lost the nomadic desire we as a human race are born with. Can you name a single person who does not see images of a stunning beautiful destination and think to themselves… “I would love to go there one day” upon viewing them? How many times have we heard our friends, family and social connections discuss travel desires, plans and bucket list destinations?
Every single human desires to travel. It doesn’t matter what demographic he or she is in, it doesn’t matter what his or her income level is. We all want to roam the planet. We all want to explore new places. It’s who we are. We’re nomads by birth.
But not all of us allow that nomadic instinct to flourish. A vast majority of us don’t. And as a result our modern society is limiting itself in so many ways.
We instead choose to bury our brains in mobile devices. We consume overwhelming amounts of mindless entertainment, pointless games and other forms of meaningless distractions. Things that distract us from a path of mental liberation. And when these actions wear us down mentally, we turn to synthetic drugs to calm the mental consequences.
In this scenario our society is sickened by distractions that harm our ability to think, process life and live independently. Of course, once a society reaches this point there are a plethora of corporations at the ready to market products and services we only think we need because our mindset is broken down to a point of perpetual poor decision making. These products and services take the fruit of our labor in exchange for a temporary mental medication that has no long term positive impact on our lives.
When you really think about it… it’s no wonder our society is in such bad shape. We indeed are sick.
Do we assert nomadic life is the only solution to this sickness? Of course not. But it has certainly healed many thousands of Americans in recent years. Americans from all walks of life are choosing a life of exploration, and in doing so they are experiencing life in new ways. Ways that force them to learn, expand their horizons, become more independent and generally speaking, live a much better life mentally.
And, of course, when one lives a healthy mental lifestyle, a healthy physical lifestyle often follows.
RV Nomads are, by and large, a rapidly growing group of humans getting back to who we are as a people. And in doing so, we’re some of the most mentally healthy people you will ever meet.
You were born a nomad. Be a nomad. Expand your horizon. Explore the world and find yourself while doing so.
If we all did this our society would be in a much better place.
And that is why we chose to call our film RV Nomads.
For the record… 🙂
– The Nomad Crew