You’ll see yourself in a way that you have never seen yourself before. Being alone in a strange land is the best wakeup call one can have. But, to get the full benefits of traveling, you gotta travel when you’re young.
- You’re more adventurous now –
If you travel while you’re young you’ll probably do more exciting things (and dangerous) that you wouldn’t do when you’re older. As you age you become more mature, and boring. Before your aging takes away the adventurous bones in your body, get out there!
- You might not be healthy later –
It’s inevitable that health conditions will plague you at some point in your life. Hopefully they hold off until your final days, but odds are against that these days. People are living longer, but with more health problems. Taking 10 bottles of pills on a vacation or undergoing dialysis will definitely deter you from taking vacations later in life. Make sure you get in some great trips before your health prohibits you from taking lifelong adventures.
- When you are young, you have so much to learn –
We should travel and learn at a younger age and then continue to do so throughout our lives – always learning new things from our travels. You see, it’s not just about what you learn, but when you learn it that makes a huge difference. Life and the reality you experience is a cascade of sorts.
You are influenced by everything that you experienced and everything that you are currently experiencing is influencing what you will in the future experience. With each new experience comes a tweaked filter to process information through. Being exposed to diversity at a younger age will literally change the way you see the world and change your life. This is less of the case once we hit our 30s because we already have lived through so much and have adopted certain habits and ways of thinking.
- Helps you to Encounter Compassion –
In your youth, you will make choices that will define you. The disciplines you begin now will be with you for the rest of your life. Traveling will change you like little else can. It will put you in places that will force you to care for issues that are bigger than you.
You will begin to understand that the world is both a big and small place. You will have a new-found respect for the pain and suffering that over half of the world takes for granted on a daily basis. And you will feel more connected to your fellow human beings in a deep and lasting way.
- You can do all the crazy things you know you’ll probably regret –
Luckily you’re young enough and have time to forget them. You’re young and still believe that partying until the break of dawn is a good idea. Don’t let that mindset go to waste! YOLO it all out until you are forced to find enjoyment in the simpler things.
Not to say that you can’t party it up when you’re older, but chances are that you won’t be as keen to party it up when you’re older. And if you are, the consequences are likely to be grander.
– Pratiksha Trivedi
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