Would you prefer to live in one place for most of your life or travel and settle in different places?
Some people like to travel and explore different places before finally settling down whereas others prefer to stay in one place for the majority of their lives.
Personally, I am one of those who likes to travel and discover new and interesting things.
Travelling to different parts of the world gives us the opportunity to learn a lot of new things about the places where we stay with the added bonus of meeting lots of new friends. I like learning something unique about the places that I visit especially about their cultures and history. As a wise man once said, you can only understand something when you can compare it with something else. I’ve been to a lot of different countries and I always choose a new destination for my next trip.
Some say that people nowadays just follow the modern day tendency of traveling, not to discover the world and themselves, but to brag about their travels to their friends. It’s also better to study your own country properly and only then to travel abroad.
I can assure you I am not that vain, my main purpose in life is to know more, hence I have the travel bug. I’ve also met a lot of people who don’t need to brag around to feel good. You can understand your country deeper if you compare it with other ones.
In conclusion, I’d like to say that one should follow his own path and not to worry about what other people might think. That you should live your life and not the life of others as this will surely hold you back. I’ve experienced a lot of examples when people try to live up to others’ expectations only for sadness and regret in later life. They may have given the impression of happiness but in my opinion following someone else's path will only lead to unhappiness. I am sure that one should follow his heart and my heart says, “travel as much as you can, stay hungry for the truth, stay open.”
Read by Neil Geitz