Travel quote- “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for” – John A. Shedd
I love this quote! I’ve been warned so many times about traveling and how it is so dangerous. I’d be safer to stay at home. While that may or may not be true, that’s another argument, I wouldn’t want to.
If I have to spend my life stuck in one location because of fear, what kind of life am I living? A boring existence, that’s for sure. I’d rather spend my life traveling and taking chances than stuck at home wishing I’d been to see other places.
Everyone is different and has different priorities. I understand that, to them, the fear of being killed or injured is a scary prospect. I get that. I’ve been afraid, too. Fear is not a fun thing. But, I hope they can understand my point of view, also. I can’t let fear keep me from living my life to the fullest.
Humans have always been a mobile society. They have traveled in large groups across this globe, some searching for a better life, others forced to move by stronger forces. No matter what, life goes on in one way or another.
People today have more opportunities to travel than ever before. Airplanes and cars have made travel safer and easier for everyone. Yes, there are bad people out there who try to hurt others. But that could happen right there in your own hometown. You never know when terrorist will strike. If they do strike me, I hope I’ve had the opportunity to see more of this world.
At any rate, like the travel quote says, the ship is safe in it’s harbor, but the ship was built to glide over the ocean, setting sail for the great unknown. By staying put in harbor, it misses out on it’s life’s purpose. I hope I am never like that ship.
What do you think? Do you think it’s wise to travel and see the world, or should people stay home where it’s more “safe”? Leave a comment and let me know what you think.
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