gregperry : Travel doesn’t broaden the mind
I’ve done a little bit of travelling in my time. When I was 19, I went on a tour of Europe, visiting a total of two countries, heading through France and then Spain before ferrying and training to Marrakesh. It taught me one thing: I didn’t really like travelling. Quite an admission for a some time Geography teacher. I watched everyone else seemingly love it and I’ve met loads of people who wax lyrical on their trips to far flung places but at the time I wasn’t ready for it. Part of the reason was that I hadn’t really explored the inner world of me. Some people look for themselves in Tibet,
Thailand and Tahiti but if you live in Telford, Tamworth or Taunton then this might not make much sense.
As I’ve got older I’ve enjoyed my travels more and more because I think I have a better balance between outer and inner journeys.
Travel doesn’t broaden the mind. Only mind-broadening travel does that.