You may have heard this.  You ask someone, so where do you live, and they answer, on a plane.  Well as absurd as this sounds I know more and more people who live like that.  I call them the new homeless.  They work for global companies or are entrepreneurs themselves, sometimes intellectual entrepreneurs, regular speakers at conferences for example, lecturers, itinerant professors.  These people have a hard time establishing roots somewhere and many of them tend not to come from anywhere in particular.  Instead they were already  roamers as kids thanks to their parents who may have been diplomats, executives at multinationals, or global hippies.  The problem with the new homeless is that they are mostly unable to develop functional relationships, or friendships and thus the booming field of internet relationships where friendship knows no boundaries.  Unfortunately nobody has invented the internet hug yet and all those emoticons cannot replace a caress or a falling tear.

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DomPierre on August 9, 2007  · 

Marty baby,

You got way toooooo much time on your hands.

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xm carreira on August 9, 2007  · 

Yes, a know a couple of colleagues in the commercial field working like that. If you are young, it is a good way to earn a good salary but it is impossible to maintain that lifestyle for a long time due to the burnout syndrome.

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Alberto on August 10, 2007  · 

Oh f***! I think I am a new homeless.
Luckily I have great true friends and I am very happy with my sentimental partner. I think I will tend to establish in some place for more than one year and half when I would be older.

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Fabian on August 12, 2007  · 

True…the downside of being most of the time away is exactly that…
It is quite difficult to develop real relationships and sometimes the existing ones tend to fade away and lose energy if we don’t carefully make sure to protect and to find common ground to make them last.

But the REAL disgrace of it is all the years and shared moments with my dad I’ve lost…
…gosh…I think I need a cyber hug.

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Hernán M. on August 16, 2007  · 

You should post this one in the Spanish blog too!

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cvander on August 20, 2007  · 

Talking about Internet Hug, there’s a project about it:

I know is not the solution, but I’m sure it’s going to sell good.

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