He who knows more is more responsible.” ― Alireza Salehi Nejad
Author: B. Olivares
Hello Amigos!! Welcome to my site!
As you will read in my post "Why Revolutionary?" I am a Mexican-American woman from Los Angeles, California who upon hitting 40 and after much success in Corporate America decided to drop out of the rat race and move to Mexico City. I've learned many lessons in my life and have had a unique upbringing filled with a lot of hardships that definitely built character. I realized I was not living an authentic life. I have been completely put off by the ugliness America has been displaying ever since the Trump administration took over. I closely observed what we, as Americans, value in life and found it to be at complete odds with what I value. Lastly, after the US decided to use Mexico as its punching bag, I decided (as did all of the YouTubers below) to do Mexico a solid and contribute to their economy while also bringing to light the beautiful culture, people, traditions and perspective on life that Mexicans have developed resulting from thousands of years of history.
I'm taking a sabbatical for a year, maybe two, and in that time I hope to re-connect with my Mexican roots and re-learn what's important in life. The US has a way of skewing what's important and we definitely live a life that, aside from being quite generous with the world when something really terrible happens, promotes poor health, exploits the vulnerable for a buck and encourages consumption and waste without considering the consequences.
Over the past couple of years, I've followed a number of YouTubers who picked up and moved to Mexico (WeroWero TV, a pair of German brothers; Los Perms, an American family with three young children; Kinnetic Kennons, a young couple from Texas; Brendin Wood, another young couple from Texas and True Mexico, an English guy). As I listened to their perspectives, watched their videos and learned of what their life was like living in Mexico, I thought, "Why not me?!!"
And there you have it folks... Enjoy!