tran·sient [tran-shuhnt, -zhuhnt, -zee-uhnt]


1. not lasting, enduring, or permanent; transitory.
2. lasting only a short time; existing briefly; temporary: transient authority.
3. staying only a short time: the transient guests at a hotel.
4. Philosophy , transeunt.



5. a person or thing that is transient, especially a temporary guest, boarder, laborer, or the like.

   Each day more and more people in America are willing to and are taking big risks to become the person they believe they were made to be.  In a culture where there are perhaps more self-employed people than ever before due to the entrepreneurial impact of the world wide web, people are giving up guaranteed paychecks and wealth in order to pursue their dreams and the things that bring them real happiness, even more than money.  Therefore, it has started a trend or condition in many people like me, which is… “We are not content with just financial stability if it’s at the cost of not being able to live out our passions or missing the opportunity to truly impact the world around us.”  Therefore, this word “Transient,” as I have often heard college-age people around me condescendingly referred to as, no longer applies to just them.  Instead, I believe that the word Transient is reflective of many, if not most, people and ages of our culture today.  As long as we are looking ahead to the next idea, dream, or turn in our life, we are not sedentary.  In fact, we are merely transients wandering through this life looking for real purpose, happiness and contentment in the life we were made to live!