You might not own the biggest house on earth or the most expensive car in the world. However, there is one sure thing, which is your dreams are bigger than those things. There is a saying “Traveling is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” you must have heard this several times, on the Facebook news feed, on so many blog posts, on your RSS. But, if you think deeply, this truly makes sense. Find out here some of the good reasons for the existence of such line.
You grow as a person
When you feel completely pissed off from work and tired as hell, what is the first thing that occupies your mind? To take some time-off for yourself. Isn’t it? So, you go on a vacation and unplug yourself from the real world. While having a beer on your right hand and a book on your left, you watch the ocean glistening just right before your eyes. At this moment, your mind does all those realizations about life, about work, and about everything in life. And when you return back to the normal routine life, you become a different person, and most importantly, you grow as an existing human being.
It restores your belief in humanity
When you plan to travel alone, the most usual thing you get to hear from your family and friends is “Traveling… Alone? Are you out of your mind? Isn’t that scary?” This is quite common. Everyone around you feels scared but you, on the other hand, are excited to finally take that trip of a lifetime. Then, on your journey, many a time you come to a point where you really cannot get on how to read the map or in short, you feel LOST. But you meet many people who help you get the cab, tell you how to reach the substation, and try to help you without any ulterior motives. You learn to trust people bit by bit and this restores your belief in humanity.
It challenges you
The only way to conquer your fear is to face them. Know that no one can push you to your own limits other than you yourself. After you conquer your fear, it allows you to dive into a whole new perspective on life. You will never know your boundaries until you have reached it. But it doesn’t stop there- life has no boundaries. So always keep on pushing yourself ahead.
Travel does not only make you appreciate different cultures, it actually makes you experience them. It allows you to embrace how the locals live and open your eyes to different ways of living. It is one thing to read and learn about a city, but completely another thing to stand foot in it. When you embrace the environmental and cultural differences, you look at those in your own community without judgment and a better appreciation.
When you invest in travel, you actually invest in yourself. You invest in your personal growth, cultural appreciation, mental expansion, and a more world, well-rounded sense of self.