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Biography

Chapter 1: 0 – 12 years

Jonathan Moritz listened to adventure stories, listening to them on compact cassettes up and down and joined the scouts early, where adventure was guaranteed.

As the third of four sons, he has learned during this time how to make it in life on his own and how he would also get a piece of the pie at the table. 

 

Chapter 2: 13 – 24 years

The adventure had become real by now and freedom called in many ways. With his first cell phone, a Nokia 3310, he communicated for the first time with his first girlfriend without having to talk to her parents on the phone first.

During his apprenticeship as a polymechanic, the modest monthly salary was invested intensively and very regularly in the nightlife. At the age of 17, he had saved enough money to buy a rickety, dented second-hand scooter. For him and his buddies, this was the ultimate ticket to freedom. The radius of the party area expanded by several kilometers. The closer environment became slowly too boring for Jonathan. Adventure was calling. He wanted to travel the world. 

At the age of twenty-one, he saved again some money and traveled to the USA for six months. Three months language school and a three-month road trip across the continent, from the East to the West Coast and back again was his USA adventure.

This was followed by studies in business engineering and a semester abroad in New Zealand. Concluded with a longer trip to Fiji, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam in 2013.

 

Chapter 3: 25-today

Despite exploring the world, he could never really let go of his first love from the neighboring village. He married her in 2016 and the adventure shifted from white sandy beaches and vast seas to building sandcastles in the sandbox and splashing around in the children’s pool with his three kids. 

A different kind of adventure. To his surprise, by far no less horizon-expanding than traveling the world as he used to do before.

Talk

At the age of 21, Jonathan started a long-term adventure and experiment, which he did not took too seriously at the beginning. At the end of his travel through the USA, he drew up a fifteen-year plan on a bench in Central Park in New York. In this plan, he set himself various milestones that he wanted to achieve in the future.

His starting position at that time:

– Psychologically absolutely demotivated because the amazing stay abroad in the USA ended.

– Physically totally exhausted. The gigantic road trip from Coast to Coast and the countless obligatory parties had left their mark.

– Financially, over $15,000 in debt.

How far Jonathan has come in his plan and what experiences he has made during this time, he will reveal it in his TEDx Talk.