|Essay Sample 16/8 |
Comment on the following statement:
|Travelling abroad helps to understand your own country.|
What is your opinion? Do you agree with this statement?
Some people say that travelling abroad helps to understand own country, whereas others say that in order to better understand your country better one should not go abroad.
I think that in order to understand something better one should be able to compare it with something else, and countries are no exception. It is a general principle and I support it. First of all, when a person travels abroad he or she sees other countries and their people. Something that people took for granted in their country suddenly becomes very valuable in another ones. It can make a person appreciate it more when they get back home. Second people go to see different cultures and it makes think think more about their own because comparison is a part of human nature.
At the same time some people say that one should learn more about their own country by not going anywhere. One should visit all regions of this country first before going somewhere else. The more places in the country he or she visits, the better they understand it.
I cannot agree with the opinion mentioned above for a particular reason. Comparison is the principle of human's understanding. No matter how long a person studies something they will never get to the depth of it without seeing different versions of what they are studying.
In conclusion, I would like to say that enriching one's knowledge about their county by traveling abroad is a very efficient. When people compare architecture, tradition, art, music, philosophy, religion of other countries they get a better understanding of their own countries.
Read by Neil Geitz