How to Have Less in a World that Wants More: A Guide for Men Who Want to Have More Freedom

How to Have Less in a World that Wants More: A Guide for Men Who Want to Have More Freedom

I touched down at Narita airport on December 22nd, 2001. There was no snow, no greeting party, and no smiling faces of people I knew. It was just me, and the one bag I had.

I had just finished Intelligence Specialist “A” School back in Dam Neck Virginia at the Navy Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center (NMITC), and had been given my choice of 3 places to take orders. Sasebo Japan, Fallon Nevada, or Yokosuka Japan. I chose Yokosuka, because I wanted to be on an aircraft carrier (USS Kitty-Hawk).

The airport lost my bag. I didn’t speak Japanese at the time, but somehow the airport understood my dilemma and apologized profusely. They told me through broken English that they would bring my bag to me as soon as they found it.

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