For the past twenty four years I have lived in a very controlled indoor environment. I am very prone to catching colds and other illnesses whenever there is poor air quality around, so I never got out much. Ninety percent of my days were spent in my house watching movies and playing video games by myself. I had always been told by doctors that if I was ever to leave the environment of my house for more than a few hours, my health would start to suffer. After a few days, it would get even worse. Then there was one day when I just said that enough was enough and I booked a trip to somewhere I always wanted to go to since I was a little kid, a small island in the ocean. I knew that leaving my precious air conditioned and air purified environment might bring on the end of my days, but I didn’t care. I wanted to start living a life that made me excited, not one that made me scared to leave my air cooled environment. I told my parents about my spontaneous decision, and to my surprise they were supportive of me which made me feel more confident about the big trip. Once I landed at my destination in a foreign place, to my surprise I didn’t feel sick or nauseous at all. In fact, I felt amazing! It has now been three days and I feel as strong as an ox. Perhaps that whole time the doctor was wrong about me. I don’t need a state of the art a/c unit with an air purifier to match, just some fresh air and new experiences.