Travelling is one of the best forms of education. It is a great way to force personal growth, experience life through an entirely new lens and learn about things that matter. Travelling helps you to acquire knowledge and develop skills beyond the classroom. Through travelling you can learn new languages, experience new cultures and gain independence.
Here are five reasons why you should invest in experiences and travel as often as you can.
Experience Different Cultures
Through travelling, you can learn about different cultures. Specifically, different cuisines, social expectations and lifestyle choices. You will be able to gain a better understanding of the differences, as well as the commonalities between your culture and another.
Learn New Languages
Through communicating and interacting with different cultures, you can also learn new languages. Conversing in another tongue is a great way to stretch your skills and can also help you expand your cultural horizons. After learning the basics through books, videos or apps, test your knowledge and try and master the language. Communicate with native speakers and use your language skills in a real world scenario.
Travelling forces you to be proactive. It will also test your patience, will and fortitude. You will learn to improvise and deal with stressful situations (like using your boarding pass or missing your bus). Being emotionally and intellectually independent is an invaluable form of education.
Learn About Yourself
When you travel, you will be met with many obstacles. Dealing with these situations will help you learn a lot about yourself. If you’re not sure what you want to do with your life, travelling can help you paint a better picture. Visiting places you’ve never heard of before and being immersed in new cultures can help you make an important decision regarding your future.
You can read about the history of the world all you like, but to truly understand it, you have to travel to the places history has touched. Which is to say as many places as possible! There is nothing better than meeting locals and visiting landmarks and museums. Travelling to a new country and embracing their history can help you understand the motivations behind present-day politics and social habits.
We all think we know the world but in reality we only see it through the lens of mass media. If you are open to it, travel will simply make you a better-rounded human being and you’ll get more accustomed to doing new and unfamiliar things.Once you develop a curiosity for the world, you’ll only want to travel more, learn more and understand more.
I am Luke Miller, content manager at Truth Theory and creator of Potential For Change. I like to blend psychology and spirituality to help you create more happiness in your life.Grab a copy of my free 33 Page Illustrated eBook- Psychology Meets Spirituality- Secrets To A Supercharged Life You Control Here