Meet Gor Norang, he's a Consultant and Software Engineer from the US
When I first became privy to Remote Year, I was aspiring to change my scenery and better utilize the freedom and flexibility afforded by my profession. I’ve always found traveling to be more fulfilling when I’m able to share the experience with other people. Remote Year seemed like the perfect opportunity given my life considerations, personal development goals, and desire to share the traveling experience with like-minded individuals.
Outside of the current software engineering gig, I’m working to improve myself, improve my art, improve the world around me via a financial empowerment startup, and improve my alcohol tolerance.
After four years in the investment profession, I decided to take some time off. I believe human beings naturally gravitate towards environments, people, and activities that facilitate contentment when not faced with external pressures, so the time off was simply a mechanism for me to see where I naturally ended up. Turns out, I value a commute that involves rolling from my bed to my desk, no-pants Fridays, and spending time doing shit I care about with people I care about. Accordingly, I found a remote software engineering role and moved to Nashville, TN to spend more time pursuing creative interests and living a more balanced lifestyle around family and friends.
I feel that each new environment, activity, and person we engage with allows us to learn about and view ourselves from a different angle. And I think meaning can be derived from fully uncovering and understanding those varying dimensions of ourselves. Travel is an incredible springboard for this self-discovery process.
I hope to become a more compassionate and thoughtful person, one who has renewed perspective, embraces minimalism, and more sincerely understands and appreciates the world.
It looks like Donald Trump getting abducted by aliens – strangely gratifying.
It comes from a desire to feel connected to the world around me. It comes from a desire to feel that elusive sense of liberation. It comes from a desire to learn about the world and my place in it. It comes from a desire to challenge the limits of what I feel I’m capable of. It comes from a desire to feel inspired and subsequently inspire.
Not Logan Palmer. Dude has lost approximately three-thousand cell phones on this trip. But, if he lost them all on the island, then maybe Logan Palmer.
Finding ways to be unnecessarily verbose, yet eloquently sensitive, when attempting to provide simple expressions of my disdain for all things unjust in the world.And math. Because, I’m Indian. And all Indians are born of chromosomes passed down by a mother, a father, and a calculator.
Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl
Courage, Google Maps, and Stomach Meds
Gor’s Gone Wild
One where I’ve had no cognition of time, for it simply means I’ve had nowhere to go, but I’ve had somewhere to be.
Somewhere thinking about how all my possible answers to this question would have been completely wrong.
The autonomy, unquestionably.
“This, I believe, is the great Western truth: that each of us is a completely unique creature and that, if we are ever to give any gift to the world, it will have to come out of our own experience and fulfillment of our own potentialities, not someone else’s.” - Joseph Campbell