Leaving your bubble and seeing a different way of life, a different set of rules, a different definition of happiness — these are all hugely enriching experiences travel brings to us. Culture is one of the most beautiful things we have on this planet. People are vibrant, loyal, playful, helpful, rhythmic, and communal. Seeing and experiencing these cultures allows us to take a step back and think about our own culture.
There is beauty all around us and sometimes all it takes is seeing one person smile to realize your definition of happiness has been seriously misconstrued. The flip side can also be true. Travel helps us to not judge others, keep an open mind, and let whatever may be, be. Travel allows us to see the world in ways we would never be able to understand in our home countries. Learning new languages is not only a great skill, but there are nuances to languages that really make you realize what a culture values.
For example, I had a Thai man say to me once that there are 15 different words for smiling in Thai. To Thais, staying positive and smiling is a more effective way to deal with emotions than getting caught up in anger. Travel can also give you a greater appreciation for home. And while I still have a thirst to see more of the world, I feel so appreciative of the home I have.
Anyway, it's tru that travel broadens the mind. But luckily for those, who can't travelling a lot or can't afford for it, the internet let just travel and meet, know people and places on-line! Complain about this comment Comment number 2. Hello Sean, Travel is another most important entertainment for life. Unfortunately it is true that neither I get a chance to go abroad nor in my country. By your writing you have encouraged me to visit as soon as possible to broaden my mind. I hope soon I can fulfill my wish. In religion , travel is also encouraged for knowledge.
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Travelling enables many people to broaden their minds in certain respects. When you travel you gain new ideas and experience new things. However you do. Perhaps the biggest impact travel has is that it can broaden your mind. Do as the great Mark Twain once said, “Twenty years from now you will be more.
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