This year was only my second trip to Afrikaburn, the local leg of Burning Man, and it continues to be totally a mind-altering, uplifting experience. This post by Emily Fletcher points some of the reasons why:
Most people think that Burning Man is a bunch of naked hippies doing drugs in the desert … and they’re right. But Burning Man is also much more. It’s become a giant social experiment. It has launched movements, shaped global organizations, and brought creativity to a whole new level to those who are brave enough to face the heat and face themselves in the infamous dust.
Here are a few things I took away from my virgin Burning Man experience and am implementing into my life. I think it would be fascinating to see what happens if the rest of the world took a lesson or two from Black Rock City.
- Be radically generous.
- Watch a healing sunset AND sunrise.
- Radically express your fun wardrobe.
- Leave it better than you found it.
- If you want to do it, do it now.
- Turn off your fu*#!ng phone!