“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Anyone can travel and plenty of people do, but the reasons behind it are all different. Many people travel to escape, but complain the entire time about their trip. They dislike the food. They don’t try to understand the culture. Overall, they have a miserable time. This is because they are not carrying the beauty within themselves before they arrive at their destination.
Only those who carry the beauty within will truly be able to experience a place and see the beauty there. Sure, travel takes us out of our comfort zone, often making us really uncomfortable, but that’s the whole point. We aren’t supposed to be comfortable – that’s not what it’s all about.
Travel is about experiencing a new place. It’s about discovering the beauty of a place far from home. Travel is about appreciating somewhere new. Travel is about understanding that not everyone is the same, and that is the most beautiful realization in the world. We must carry the beauty with us.