Travelling when young gives you the ability to develop certain character muscles that develop the backbone of who you truly are early on before society snips at your brain,…
It certainly helps to start young. The beauty of starting to explore when you are young, is that you start at a time that your character is open before the society jingles start overcoming your own thoughts.
Travelling when young gives you the ability to develop certain character muscles that develop the backbone of who you truly are early on before society snips at your brain…, For example it is much harder for someone older who has known only one sort of thing ( someone who has never travelled outside their town for example..) to accept certain types of people as also being the norm or unlearn certain views on society. It is easier for those who have seen diversity at play first hand to be able to recenter what normal means… it is this reason that I am truly grateful for having spent time in my home country experiencing diverse people of Zimbabwe; that I was able to recenter what a normal Zimbabwean or African meant. (In fact there is no such thing as “normal” Zimbabwean, even though society has defined aspects of culture linked to countries ) This allowed me to form my own strong stance of what it truly means to me to be Zimbabwean or African without using the narrative shown on media. I thank the experiences I had for this. Although it was only at a later stage that I rediscovered even more diverse beautiful sides of home and Africa.
Here is why you should grab the chance now to face your fears and discover the world whilst you are still young. Many wait till there have time, money and are matured to travel ( which is all fine) however here is why it is better to start young.
We spoke of this above in detail. Travelling allows you to grow and discover yourself in various environments just like water develops various states in different conditions. It gives you the edge to explore what you like, dont like and are passionate about – it gives you the gift. of discovering your purpose along the way and embracing your true roots or cultural heritage without making your own culture or being the centre of it all. You are exposed to different things and people that can have an impact on you making you hopefully more empathetic and compassionate which are great skills to build
Life experience brings out different emotions and different perspectives on things. You are constantly evolving.
- The Time effect
We all think we have more time that we might actually be gifted. Your time is now , you deserve to live fully. In reality the older and more matured we get – the less time we find ourselves having as more duties and adulting piles up. When you are young and have less responsibility, I hope you can gift yourself the opportunity to explore.
- The Money effect
Here is the thing , some wait till they have money to travel. In some countries you have better deals for travelling when you under a certain age – like rail and event discounts plus also student benefits to give young folks opportunities that support them becoming better citizens. Let me know if you would like me to cover something on this.
- The Freedom effect
independence is a sweet thing. When you are young travelling allows you to experiment on that independence.
- The Domino Effect
Interesting people with diverse experiences and skillets usually have the street smarts to make it in the long run in life. Become a skilled person beyond the studious book smart is something that travelling can do for you. The younger you get these skills the more sooner you can use these to build yourself up and develop.
So truly , its a win – win to start travelling now. Am rooting for you. Dare to discover – make memories.
anaMarch 23, 2020
I like very much this post. Congratulations!!