Traveling Mind Set vs Home Mind Set

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Traveling Mindset vs. Home Mindset
Does having a closed mind set benefit more than a open mind set? Being open minded is having a mind embarks on new ideas, exploring and arguments. Being close minded is not open to new ideas and exploring. What does open minded and close minded have to do with having a traveling mind set and home mind set? Having a traveling mind set, we carry with us no rigid ideas about what is interesting. A home mind set is being settled in expectations, and assured that we have discovered everything that was interesting to us once before but not anymore. Traveling mindset is similar to having a open mindset because it is open to being detailed and looking at things in a different perspective. Unlike a traveling mindset, a home mind set is having a closed mindset, not paying attention to details, and expecting everything that is already there. According to Alain de Botton, the mindset of home relates to a traveling mindset by the happiness, how to have a traveling mindset at home,and similarities between the two.Traveling mindset causes more happiness in ones life than having a home mindset. Being home made Alain de Botton upset. "The home town was unimpressed. It was still raining. The park was still a pond and the skies funereal… I felt there could be few worse places on earth than the one I had been fated to spend my existence in". Alain de Botton was not happy to be back from his vacation. While in Barbados, it only right to have a traveling mindset. He explored by reading under coconut trees and swimming along baby turtles. When returning, he had a home mindset, which is also a closed mindset. His return to London was a reminder of the indifference of the world to any of the events unfolding in the lives of its inhabitants. If de Botton had a traveling mindset while returning from his trip from Barbados, he would have not felt as if being home was the worst place. de Botton was settled in his exceptions, and explored everything in...
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