Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it. —
The experience of traveling has being change these days, people appear to be too preoccupied and distracted by their technology, missing the unknown that travel offers. People is not able to be deeply affected by or change as a result of their journey. No matter of where we are , we can use our personal technology so we do not to leave home, change our mind, experience the unknown, enjoy the nature, or stretch outside our familiar sense of self. It doesn’t even care where we phisically are, that is irrelevant to our inner state. As long as we can acces our Smartphones, we are able to stay happily and safely inside our comfortable sameness.
The best parts of traveling have disappeared, the personal devices are now our constant companions. Rest assured what’s been lost is the given that traveling should include meeting new people and living new experiences.
A nice travel include a lot of down time, long stretches when we didn’t have much to do other than stare out a window, read a book, or maybe, strike up a conversation with a stranger. With travel came a lot of just being, with ourselves and others.
Travel is a nice way to get out of the comfort and routine of our habits, put our sense of self in flux, and liberate us from our idea of who we are. Travel should have the capacity to make us feel and experience ourselves differently, taking us out of our normal life, untethered from all the things, roles and relationships by which we define our self, we were free to be whoever we wanted to be.
While it is very easy to use our devices to create a constant state of comfort and familiarity, there is a great opportunity in travel and all experiences that pull us out of our usual circumstances, so we are willing to meet the unknown and possibly become someone different.
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