A call to action for the British man I recently met, you know who you are!
In life, opportunities come around in various different visions, to quote Thomas Edison:
"We often miss the opportunity, because its dressed in overalls and looks like work".
Embrace life, pursue your dreams rather than build a wall as a barrier to shield you from them, courage is what it takes to stand up and speak, it also takes courage to sit down and listen to those who could help you.
For the man committed to painting a fence green, with a brush in his hand that had white paint on it ... I leave you with the words of Winston Churchill:
"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty".
Good luck, travel hopefully!