Travel Quote- “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions” Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
I love this quote because I believe that travel does change the way we think and feel about the world around us. It opens our minds to new places and people. New possibilities are imagined. The world becomes our classroom to build upon all of our earlier learning.
I know that I would feel like I was missing so much if I hadn’t traveled. This world is such an amazing place. I am awestruck all the time when I think about how great and majestic it is. It is easy to see how small I am and how little my problems really are when I look at the world as a whole. I believe that if more people would do that, it could really put things into a better perspective for them. It would solve a lot of problems. Perhaps, it would even bring more peace to troubled areas.
Every time I think about this travel quote about my mind being stretched, I realize how true it is. My mind has expanded every time I have gone somewhere new. This is especially true when I travel to a new country that is a whole different culture than my own. I am able to understand them and their culture better.
Just because something is different, doesn’t make it bad. Too many people are afraid of differences. Fear leads to prejudice and prejudice leads to war. If only more people would stop and try to understand others instead of trying to change them, perhaps this world would finally know peace.
What do you think? Do you agree or do you think I am way off base? Leave me a comment and let me know!