“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
While traveling, I found this sentiment to be true. If people traveled and got outside of their corner of the world, there would be less hatred. We would come to understand that all of us are human, sharing this one planet together. We all have hardships, some worse than others, but we can understand what it’s like to feel pain. We have joyous moments, where we can celebrate our small victories. We understand the meaning of family and friends, and what a small gesture like a smile can do for someone who needs one.
This world is turned upside down by prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, when if more people were able to travel and meet people from another corner of the world, we would be able to get along better.