The Importance of Travelling for Personal Development

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Sofia Bubnova
January 15, 13
CML
Mr. Barrett

The Importance of travelling for Personal Development.

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

These quotes by Saint Augustine and Lao Tzu represent thoughts of the wisest on the topic – “travelling”. I love travelling, and, myself agree with them. I have visited about 47 countries, which helped me a lot, and I gained experience in different things.

Sure, Most of you will say – “Why would I need and want to travel if I have TV”, “Nowadays we have too many technologies to go out of your country”. Well, Coming to America was a new experience for me, I got to know so much about the culture of the country and people from the inside. The most embarrassing thing for me was that Americans as a nation don’t travel much. Nowadays a lot of people have been underestimating the significance of travelling. But travelling is a very important tool and has a lot of beneficial details.

First of all, without travelling, you are not familiar with your own country. How many times has the teacher of history asked you “have you been there?”, you knew so much more interesting facts about the place if you actually visited it. Just imagine how much more could you know about your native country, opening its vast boundaries.

As well, one of the problems is that people always take things for granted. All those modern conveniences such as: electricity, food, comfortable living. There are places in the world simply without those things, and visiting those places will be a real eye opener. It also would be interesting to experience leaving in extraordinary conditions. For example, when I was in Denmark I got to know that there is a hotel that was a former jail and staying there you can experience how it is living in a jail. That would be interesting to try!

Travel helps us get rid of false beliefs about countries. For example, those...
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