For many, traveling is the same as having a vacation. There are some people who even live their lives traveling, but some have opposite feelings about what they do. It makes them feel alone, having only acquaintances but not close friends. Many people seem to dream about the idea of resigning from their jobs and traveling around the world, spending the night in hostels with all their belongings crammed up in their backpacks.
But some people find it as not-so-great. For them, it means ruining your routine, using cheap hotel shampoo, live off on restaurant services and generally not giving yourself any space and privacy. There are times when things don’t go as planned, like when your baggage is nowhere to be found or you are lost yourself. These people prefer to take it easy and go steady, focusing on doing a job they love instead of looking at ruins and buildings from different parts of the world.
People say they would love to travel because they wanted to experience different cultures but stay only for two to three days in one place, which may seem like licking the top of an ice cream. They knew what it tastes like, but they didn’t get all that it has to offer.
The Roman philosopher Seneca was known to say these words: Who is everywhere is nowhere. When a person spends all his time in foreign travel, he ends by having many acquaintances, but no friends. Yet some people don’t agree with the renowned philosopher. Traveling was for them a way to recalibrate their minds, exposing them to different ways of thinking and living and interacting with different kinds of people. You begin to see which of your traits are inherently yours or just shaped by your associations, could fill some gaps and buff up coarse edges.
So which are you of the two? Are you the traveler or the keep-it-steady person?