J.P Rizal Extension, West Rembo Makati City
Mr. Arthur Alvarez
August 12, 2013
Recreation is an essential part of human life and finds many different forms which are shaped naturally by individual interests but also by the surrounding of social construction. Recreational activities can be communal or solitary, active or passive, outdoors or indoors, healthy or harmful, and useful for society or detrimental. A list of typical activities could be almost endless including most human activities, a few examples such as reading, playing or listening to music, watching movies or TV, gardening, hunting, hobbies, sports, studies, and travel. Not all recreational activities can be considered wise, healthy, or socially acceptable or useful examples like gambling, drinking, or delinquent activities. But we find Travelling is one of the most important factors that help one individual to transform. This experience serves as a wakeup call to the power of your own transformation that fires you up to “be the change you want to see in the world,” as Mahatma Gandhi puts it. By taking a break from your daily life, unplugging from the pulls and pushes of technology and engaging in new activities in new places, you have an easier opportunity to release unwanted habits. Also, it is empowering to surround yourself with people who don't know the encyclopedia of your past. It reinforces your willingness to broaden your horizons, to get unstuck and to move in new directions. Certainly, Travelling has its own pros and cons. First advantage of travelling is visiting interesting places and meeting new people. It is connected with getting to know other cultures and traditions which are surely valuable. Secondly, it is usually said that journeys...