Broaden your Horizons
learning a second language can change your prospective on life
Mark Twain wrote: “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.”
The benefits of traveling are manyfold. We fear that which we do not understand, through travel you can understand and meet new people with different ideas, trying new types of food, experiencing different cultures and beliefs, seeing new sights — travelling gives you a whole world of experience and perspective, literally. Perhaps the biggest impact travel has is that it can broaden your mind. It makes you think about your own culture and beliefs too, either strengthening your convictions or causing you to rethink opinions you previously held.
Twain also once said, “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”