This one has been on the back of my mind for quite some time, probably since I last discuss it with my friend Mattia. Even though I approve the overall idea behind this whole digital nomad thing, I really don’t think is that cool.
For start, if you’re constantly travel someplace new, you don’t have time to learn about the places you stay. And that's bad if you ask me. Second, going around saying you’re a digital nomad has become trendy. It’s just another way to rub it in someone’s face by let them know you’re cool. I don’t care you can work wherever you want and are not “forced” into a 9 to 5 job. Plus, we can all agree, that’s a douchy move.
Finally, by constantly moving you’re not really contributing to a local community. You’re not really becoming part of anything and you’re simply using what’s around you for your benefit. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against people who decide to live that way. If you’re happy being a digital nomad cool, not gonna try to convince you otherwise. But don’t come to me trying to show me how cool it is as a lifestyle. Without local people you’d probably be unable to live that way, keep that in mind.