Personal Narrative: The Importance Of Travel In The World

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A few months ago, a couple of friends and I traveled through California. Before leaving, we made a deal: no electronics or social networks unless it’s necessary. Of course we were all reluctant at first, because as teenagers, we are glued to our phones, but it turned out to be the best decision we had ever made. Getting off of our phones did not give more access to only appreciating the scenery, but we had deep conversations and learned about each other and ourselves. I don’t believe we are really aware of how much there is to life than what we see on a daily basis. This trip is what made me realize how important and beneficial traveling is for us. It was the most mind-expanding exposure I have ever seen, and I wish everyone could experience …show more content…
We gain the most knowledge by experience. Learn by physically being where you desire. What I love most about traveling is seeing all the cultural differences in even just another city, let alone state or country. Learn another language by just listening; it is the most organic way to understand the culture and language. There are thousands of historical sites that we can learn so much from by just being there. It is also a much more stable penetration that we get by going to these places. Besides the academic factor, traveling gives us new insight about ourselves. It gives us a grasp on the world and who we are. We disconnect from and stop thinking about our regular life for that time period. It teaches us to live open-mindedly and gives us a genuine happiness that was not there before. We gain a new perspective on life by seeing these places, the different levels of social classes, and the way people live and how different their rituals are from ours. Do not take life for granted, because there is a lot more where that came from. Travel, and I guarantee you will come back with a brand new outlook on life and a sharper …show more content…
It educates us not only academically, but also mentally. Living monotonous and repetitive lives gives such a narrow view of everything. We need to be spontaneous and experience things that we normally wouldn’t do on an every day basis. Jon Krakauer said: “Joy of life comes from new experiences.” It’s psychologically proven that traveling benefits us physically and intellectually. Along with experiencing new things, finding what we want and who we are comes with that. Educating ourselves first handedly by actually being there gives a much more effective knowledge than learning from a textbook. It is humbling to see places that we never think of; traveling gives a realization how much insight we can gain from seeing the world. There is much more to life than what we see everyday. It is genuinely disappointing to know that there are thousands of places I will never get to

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