"[We have] a very extrinsic model of success," he explains. "You have to have a certain job status, a certain amount of wealth. ... I think true success is intrinsic. ... It's love. It's kindness. It's community."
As Tom journeyed on his quest to find out what would truly make him happy and help unearth what's wrong with our world, he made major changes to his lifestyle. Today, Tom lives in a modest mobile home, bikes to work and flies commercial airlines—and he says he's never been happier.
Take a tour of Tom's mobile home and see what his life is like now
"I started to wake up to certain hypocrisies in my life about 10 or 12 years ago, and I started shifting things as I asked [myself] more and more questions," Tom says. "The bike accident is what compelled me to share my journey."