The Journey Doug Levitt has Been Undertaking for the past Decade
Many people understand the fact that there are people who are much less fortunate than they are. However, very few people really take their time to think about the less fortunate, interact with them or even understand their stories. Well, there is one man who has been going around the country and interacting with the forgotten people in it and during his somewhat spiritual cause, he managed to create a beautiful music album and lots of wonderful stories for his books. Doug Levitt started his journey, The Greyhound Diaries ten years ago.
So, what exactly would make an international correspondent with some of the biggest media houses on the globe want to quit his job and exchange the comforts of the same with rides in Greyhound buses, sleeping hungry and putting his life in danger all the time? Well, Doug Levitt states that his main quest was simply looking for a deeper understanding of the human condition.
There are questions that Doug has held within himself for many years. For instance, his father committed suicide when he was a first year student at the university. This seems to have left him with quite a number of questions and hence his quest to look for answers. Doug has interacted deeply with the other side of society. Some of the experiences he states that he has been part of include interacting with people who have incarcerated before, having conversations with Neo-Nazis and many other similar experiences which would be hair-raising for the common person and learn more about Doug.
Besides riding the greyhound buses and being a part of the world of these people, he has also interacted with people from war torn countries such as Rwanda and Kosovo. He states that from his experiences, he has been able to appreciate the value of the small things in life.
Doug studied in the Washington public school system before he proceeded to college where he studied journalism. He then won a Fulbright Scholarship to study masters in International relations. He was born in 1972 and by talent are a guitarist and also a vocalist. His 10,000 mile journey is a true inspiration to many and Doug of Twitter.