I will never be able to stress enough how important it is to travel. There are no words to describe what travel has done for my life. It has changed the person I am, but in the most positive way possible. I learned not only about others cultures but what it means to accept other cultures openly. Sure, there are some differences you find along the way, but in the end that is what makes experiencing someone else’s world so important.
If we don’t learn to understand that people are different across the world, we will never be able to truly have world peace. We must learn to understand one another! Not only through the actions of people but through the meanings of their actions. If we don’t understand why someone does something, we may never learn to get along simply based of assumptions we may have.
Not only is it fun to travel and learn from one another, there are practical applications. This is how war can be avoided. This is how we can solve simple conflicts between neighboring countries. This is how we will be able to come together to combat global warming and save planet earth for future generations. There are so many positives, we can not hesitate to come together any longer. If we build upon one another instead of breaking each other down, we will be able to surmount to great things.
As a society and as a world civilization, we need to wake up and begin to realize where we have made mistakes in the past. NO good comes out of imperialism and converting others to one’s own culture, but amazing things come when people first learn to understand one another and then work together from there.
So I urge you to do what you can to learn to understand, accept, and embrace other cultures. It is the way in which our world will come together to make and do great things. Without collaboration we will be nothing, so let’s set aside our differences and all become one.