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It is when we travel, that we find out how small a place we occupy, in this magnificent world brimming with surprises that’ll leave you awestruck. It is when you meet new people and shake new hands, that you understand the kind side of humanity and realize, you are not the only one with problems. It is when you taste new food, that you exercise your taste-buds. It is when you face problems and push yourself through them that you realize your capabilities. It is when you wonder and explore, that you find answers to some questions in your mind, long unanswered.
“In short, it is when you get out of your comfort zone, that you re-discover yourself” which is exactly why I travel.
Don’t be shy of facing a new sun everyday. Don’t be afraid to trust strangers. Don’t hesitate to try new things in life. Don’t worry about tomorrow. Don’t repent for what’s already done. And,most importantly, don’t hesitate to stop doing what you don’t like.
These, of-course, are my ideologies, which may or may-not match with yours. But one thing I’ve learnt in the past years is that, everyone of us are similar in one thing. We all long for ‘happiness’. But, we fail to realize, happiness is the result of our actions. So, do what you love, what makes YOU happy. Live for yourself and no one else. Words will hurt you. But it’s not supposed to. What do you care for what others think of you?
“Experience is food for the brain”, as quoted by Bill Watterson, Creator of Calvin and Hobbes. I couldn’t agree more. One year of traveling has thought me much more than what 12 years of schooling and one and half years of Engineering did.
Somehow, I feel, traveling completes me.