Friday, September 2, 2011

Now THAT'S a Road Trip!

College students either work jobs, or internships, or travel, or stay in school during summer break. And they always party!

Not so Chris Jeon, 21, who attends my alma mater, UCLA. No, he fought alongside the rebels in Libya instead. "It is the end of summer vacation, so I thought it would be cool to join the rebels. This is one of the only revolutions" in the world, said he.

Money quote (and it's KILLER):

As with most students, money is a concern. He did not buy a round-trip airplane ticket, he explained: “If I get captured or something, I don’t want to waste another US$800."

Not only is this the ultimate road trip, does anyone believe for a second that this experience won't find its way onto his resume? Under "Other Experience," it could say "Armed Civilian Rebellion Against Violent Dictatorships, Libya 2011. Stormed into Al Nawfiliyah to liberate city. Did not die."

I love this kid. We need more people like him: more adventurous, more zen, more frugal.

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