My Favorite Inspiring Quotes
Commentary by Peter Shepherd
See things that surprise you, feel things you’ve never felt before, meet people with a different point of view, and you'll expand your horizons.
When we meet the people of other nations, and very different cultures, we find all humans have fundamental qualities in common. Despite different ideologies, people everywhere are caring and kind, which is clear when we’re welcomed and get to know them.
Who wants things too predictable? We learn nothing that way.
Of course, we can drive on a freeway, get on a plane, stay in a chain hotel, sunbathe on the beach and know nothing of the distant country and people. But then we haven’t really travelled anywhere.
As Glenn Clark said, “If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears.”
And Tim Cahill: “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.”
Here’s some further reading on this theme...
During traveling, you get to face new situations which can be both comfortable or uncomfortable. However, you still have to find out solutions to overcome the situations and you have to do that fast. Continues...
If you're feeling lost and unsure of what to do with your life, international travel might help to bring you out of your shell and learn who you really are. Those far-off horizons you've only ever dreamt about could be the answer you are seeking. It can be frustrating to think we are just floating along without purpose or passion while we watch others pursue their dreams. Travel is one way to greet the world and discover the real you. Continues...
The world is an incredibly beautiful place full of wonder and adventure. There are seven billion people on the planet and therefore seven billion stories to be told. The natural wonder is stunning, and it’s never been easier in human history to explore both natural and human miracles. It’s so amazing how it can change your perspective. The planet is the only anti-depressant you may ever need. Here’s how travel can change your life. Continues...
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