Travelling young wouldn’t actually strike with us because we are almost kinda broke when we are young So travelling during your your 20s is not the best thing to do, according to us. But, think again, may be it could be the best decision you can ever take in your life. Here are 6 reasons why you need to ditch the couch, those sitcoms and travel while you are still young because money would come back but your younger self won’t
1.You won’t resent it later in life
There is nothing worse than reaching a later stage in life and regretting not doing something when you were young. Well, travelling is one of those. There are many things to experience in this world, so why wait till later in life to enjoy them? There is no reason to spend your young active years just working. Like they say; don’t live to work… work to live.
2. Travelling gives you empathy for global suffering.
When you travel, you learn how much you truly have that you take for granted. Many people live in poverty that is unfathomable to those who have never walked their streets and heard their stories. Watching the wars and famines on the news takes on a whole new meaning when you have a personal connection with the people there. You lose the callousness and egotistic attitude that can sometimes develop when you can’t relate to that region of the world. And, it compels you to help others and give back
3.We are never guaranteed old age, so enjoy life’s experiences now!
I think a lot of young people put off travelling because they want to be responsible, work hard, get married, have kids, and build up a life. However, I think it’s a mistake to put off travelling in exchange for the belief that you can do it when you retire and have more time. While I certainly plan to continue to travel after I retire, I also realise I am not guaranteed old age. If something happens and I don’t live to see my forties, fifties, or sixties, I will have no regrets. I have experienced the world to the best of my ability by taking every opportunity presented to me to see all of this gorgeous planet that I can. Travelling has made me the person that I am, and I’m so grateful that I have plenty of years left with this version of me to continue the adventure.
4. What you want to return to, what home is.
What and who you miss while you’re away can sometimes surprise you. “Home” no longer means what it used to. Home is a country, home is your best friend, home is your own bed, home is your favorite restaurant.
5. How to be alone with yourself.
For an eight hour flight, at a cafe, while shopping in town, at dinner, as the only person who speaks your language in the whole room. You learn how to love yourself. How to take care of yourself. How to listen to your body and what it needs and what you need to carry with you to give it that. What comforts you, what makes you feel alive, what makes you go back for more. You learn who you are once you leave the only contexts you once understood yourself in. You return to them with those preconceived notions entirely turned on their heads. And that, you realize, is the entire point.