Igor Travels Abroad

"In the end, we only regret the chances we didn't take."


Giving Back to Those Around You. Is it that important?

July 26, 2014


This is an ever changing world.


Let’s face it, the economy in the US is far from being the best. It’s collapsing.



Poverty can be summed up in one word, insufficiency. The prison rate has doubled. The suicide rate keeps increasing. 38 + percent of all accidents here in the US are caused by drunk drivers.

Doesn’t this this tell you something?


They are all the result of stress. Stress and tension. Let’s use road rage for example. Have you ever had someone tell you that you’re number one while driving? Or honking at you?


I sure have while cycling and there is nothing more terrifying having a huge truck behind you just continuously blowing the horn. Now either there are two things, they are having a bad day just like all of us do sometimes, or they’re morons.


My point of that example was to show that even things, like road rage, you never know what the other person is going through to cause this.

And we possibly can’t know what people in stress are going through. But, we can help.


Do you give back to others or help those in need?


Is it important to you? How do you look at those people?



Everyone has their own logic behind it.


When is the last time you and your family volunteered or donated your time for a cause?


For me personally, I get much more happiness out of twenty dollars spent on someone who needs help, compared to something extra for myself. Like, oh look, that cool video game is now only $30!! What if I used that money together with my mom to go to a Russian Kindergarten for orphans with $30 worth of playground toys to kids who lost their mom’s and dad’s, probably do to stress in their lives.


Now to me, heck with that $30 video game, now there are dozens of orphans who can have fun and be a little happier in their lives.


Greed isn’t the answer. Remember… most parents teach their kids to share.


Think of a way you could help someone right now. You don’t have to execute, just think about some ways you could make a difference.


How would you feel being in those needy person’s shoes?





Leave a comment below on how you have helped someone in need.


Auf Wiedersehen and have a nice Sunday.




“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

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CBYX/PPP this year…. What does it mean in our world?

Good Evening Fellow Readers,


Please watch this before reading….



My goodness, after searching for it seems like forever, I FINALLY came across a few CBYX Bloggers for this year. Again, CBYX is the Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange Program, a youth exchange program made to increase the relationships between Germany and the USA and for people like you and me to learn German, live in a host-family and experience culture shock beyond belief for an entire year. Sounds cool right?


Well here are a few people who are currently in my footsteps and are going through what I went through a year ago.








If you know any more blogs, please comment below. I am sure many others, including myself would enjoy reading about it.


Have a good evening und bis später,


CBYX Berlin, Meeting with the Bundestags President, my German "Congressman" and a fellow CBYX friend.

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Very True German Stereotypes :/ They aren’t what you think they are….


Here is a very true and interesting video on the German Stereotypes!


Take Care and I will try to get an update out tomorrow about some cool things I experienced during my stay there and some cool places to visit, when you are in Europe 😉


Till tomorrow,