I truly believe travelling is the key to happiness. You must have heard of phrases like
“Money can’t buy you happiness.”
“Go buy yourself an experience.”
Very true indeed. To be able to be heard or communicate in a deeper level, you need to adopt the level of understanding, empathy, feeling for that person. These skills are only gained, when you put yourself in someone else’s shoes, to live another version of you. When I say travelling, I certainly don’t mean sightseeing and capturing the landmarks of cities. I mean living the life of the locals and understanding the way they live. That way, you truly appreciate the beauty and flaws of the country, the culture, the food, lifestyle, geography. It makes you appreciate parts of your life back home too. Or you could use some ideas you’ve learnt through these experiences and take it into your life and make it better. Travelling also clears your mind from the constant stress we get all day. By escaping for a few weeks, you allow your mind to rest and rejuvenate. You will become more efficient and you get inspired and motivated. Most often than not, work doesn’t inspire you. You’re basically told what to do and you just do that one thing really well. Let your soul breathe and see that life has more meaning to that. Feel inspired again.
Travelling gives you more insights to what the world has to offer. The biggest mistake any man can make is to assume they are already living in the best state without finding out what the rest of the world is like. Thats the kind of ignorance I don’t want to adopt. Through conversations with certain people, you can tell their ability to share, to empathise and connect at a level beneath all that superficial cues thrown at you in an attempt to impress you. Talking to someone who has seen the world gives you a different feeling. They understand you, they want to know more about you, they share, they are open minded, able to accept change and differences in people. Its a skill that one cannot simply learn through textbooks.
It is truly a privilege in our current era to be able to travel anytime, anywhere. Everything is an instant gratification. We basically grew up with that. Accept this privilege and make the best of it. We are all given a chance in this world to do great things. Not just exist. Learn from people from all walks of life. Be a better version of yourself.