I truly believe traveling is one of the most important things a person can do. We can not truly know ourselves until we know how we would react in every situation. Traveling puts us into unexpected situations that can not only change the way we react and think but also make us grow as a human being. It teaches us how to plan and keep to a schedule as well as to be spontaneous and change the schedule. It also makes us accept other people and cultures as well as forcing communication with people who may not use the same form of communication or words as us. Most importantly it teaches us to pay attention to the little things that are going on around us and to appreciate everyday life.
Your 20’s are a time to grow without having to be held back by anything or anyone. It is a time of inspiration and exploration. It is when you have learned all you could in school and you are about to join the work force; but before, have you really experienced all the beauty of the world in the few short years you’ve lived? Probably not, which is why travel at this age is so important.
In your 20’s you are becoming the person that you are going to be for the rest of your life. You are young enough to make mistakes while still being old enough to be eligible for experiences younger people can’t have. Eventually you are going to settle down, get a job, get married, and have children. In that time you are going to have so much responsibility that it is going to be hard to travel like you would have been able to in your 20’s.
So seize the day and go see the world, because everyday it is changing and everyday you are getting closer to never seeing it again.
Go to another city or another part of town. Schedule a train ride or buy a plane ticket. Book a cruise of a sky diving trip. Don’t let today pass by without making an effort to see or do something totally new.
“Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” – Ray Bradbury
Have fun out there ya’ll!