“Yes, but…” sounds like we have many wonderful ideas but we are just too scared to realize them. However, it just shows that we are cowards. Most people have dreamed of seeing the world, but it has never been realized. Be careful of “yes, but…”, it will steal your dreams. As you get older, life seems to become sort of destiny. Your youth is a time in your empowerment. You can do anything what you want. When you grow up, you have to shoulder new responsibilities, and you always need to remind yourself not to forget what is important. Therefore, you should do those important things if you can freely govern a part of your daily life. Because life does not just belong to you forever.
1. Traveling will make your life exciting and adventurous.
When you review your whole life, you will have many moments to be proud of. Of course, there is something to regret as well, for example, cycling through Golden Gate Bridge, visiting Italy TV station, hiking around the Mayan ruins, learning Spanish within three months, or traveling around Europe by train. It is worth of spending time and money on looking at this world and experiencing a full life. More than being a traveler, you can experience a real adventure, so you will not regret in the rest of your life.
2. Traveling will make you sympathetic.
When you are young, your decisions depend on you. You should learn to control your behavior from now on, and it will accompany you for the rest of my life. Traveling will change you just like everything else. It will bring you to some places, then you are forced to care for things broader than your world. You may encounter slave trade in Southeast Asia; you may see the genocide and the religious persecution in Eastern Europe; you may witness the ugly side of Western paternalism in Haiti. You will begin to realize that the world is neither big nor small. You will feel deeply sympathetic to more than half of the people who are experiencing the tortures and sufferings in the world, though they seemed to be accustomed to what they are undergoing every day. You also can feel the lasting and deep relationship with your compatriots. You begin to love and care the people around you.
3. Traveling will enlarge your knowledge.
It is necessary for you to draw on others’ successful experience. You may know more about this world to learn from those outstanding people. Nothing could compare with strolling around the theater or appreciating Michelangelo’s masterpiece — “David” statue. I can describe the beautiful scenery of San Juan in Puerto Rico as well as its amazing beach and monuments. You really should experience those by yourself. Maybe, you have read a lot books about the Great Wall in China or Le Louvre museum in France. But it is another totally different feeling to be there. This world is stunning, and you can find a fascinating work of art everywhere. Why not watch this world carefully when you are young? Stop wasting your youth, because you can never live it again once it was won’t be young forever, and your life will not belong to you. Why not start a journey right now? Try to experience the world as possible as you can. You know it will turn you into a learned, adventurous, and compassionate person.