Four Life Lessons You Can Learn From Traveling
“Travel is an incredible lesson in the value of life; it will humble and ground you. Discovering polarized cultures opens your eyes to how large the world truly is and how many people co-exist in it.” -Meg Jerrard
Travel is an avenue for learning more about yourself.
While there is a myriad of lessons you can learn in a traditional classroom setting, none of them is as profound and insightful as the ones you learn in one of your travel escapades. Humans are not meant to stay in one place after all. As if we were, we would have roots in place of feet. In this regard, we are propelled to discover what else is out there and just what it is we are missing in the grand scheme of things that we all call life. Unfortunately, if you stay behind, you would not be able to appreciate and realize just how small of a space we occupy in this vast world. You would not be able to discover and immerse yourself in new cultures, and more importantly, you would be missing out on the chance to break out of your comfort zone.
Indeed, travel teaches you more about the world and more importantly, yourself. It can be the world’s best and most memorable teacher as the lessons it offers are often the ones that stay with you for a lifetime. So go and explore what else is out there. Book that Pampanga hotel or go on that epic adventure and in doing so, you will open up yourself to the possibility of learning these lessons:
1.) An appreciation for other cultures
Traveling overseas is an avenue for you to immerse yourself in a culture so different from your own. In this regard, you would be able to see just how the other side of the world lives and in some ways, it can be an epiphany. It makes you realize how different and the same all humans truly are and just how small home can truly be. Furthermore, it humbles you–seeing that you only occupy a small space in the big world after all.
2.) You can handle more than you think
One of the excellent things about travel is that it pushes you past your boundaries and allows you to be creative. In some ways, people would discover their independence only in traveling and would realize just how capable they truly are on their own and without the aid of other people. While you can meticulously plan your travel itinerary, there is no telling of whether life would throw a wild card at you and you would be constrained to adapt. Resultantly, it matures you and helps you grow. Being away from your comfort zones and the safety net that you once called home would inevitably teach you to handle things on your own.
3.) To become more curious
One of the great things about travel is that it encourages you to be curious. Being in a new territory and in a new place will no doubt, ensnare your senses and would intrigue you insomuch that you would allow yourself to indulge these curiosities and probe new ideas. From discovering what the local customs are, what local food the natives enjoy to even learning what languages and dialects they speak, these are all the things that would cater to your curiosity. By traveling, you would not only revel in the sights and wonder in what a place has to offer, but you would also get to interact with the locals who would then give you a better understanding and effectively turning your curiosities into discoveries. As a result, you would be encouraged to learn more and to feed your curiosity by exploring the place thoroughly.
4.) To cherish the moment
Our daily routine often involves us being in a perpetual rush–from dealing with and meeting deadlines to ensuring every work task is adequately met. As a result, we often fail to stop, breathe, relax and enjoy our surroundings as our minds are otherwise eternally occupied. Traveling gives you this avenue to breathe and will consequently allow you to cherish the moment. Seeing as you are no longer rushing to meet deadlines or are working yourself into a frenzy of activity, it makes you realize how time can be short and would resultantly make you treasure each passing moment. You would then learn to live slow and realize that the best things in life require time and that there is no sense in rushing it.