3 Reasons to Travel While You’re Young ^^

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3 Reasons to Travel While You’re Young ^^
Semoga tidak repost, sangat menginspirasi bung! ^^

Quote:The other night, I had a conversation with a young woman who had a number of decisions ahead of her, one of which was whether she should go to grad school or travel the world. I told her to travel. Hands down. No excuses. Just go. The results are worth the costs.

She sighed.

“Yeah, but…”

Never were more fatal words spoken:

Yeah, but… what about debt?
Yeah, but… what about my job?
Yeah, but… what about my boyfriend (or dog or car or whatever)?

“Yeah, but…” is pernicious. Because it makes it sound like we have the best of intentions when really we are just too scared to do what we should. It allows us to be cowards, while sounding noble.

Most people I know who waited to travel the world never did. Conversely, plenty of people who waited for grad school or a steady job and traveled still did those things — eventually. Be careful of the yeah-but. The yeah-but will kill your dreams. [Tweet that]

I was so stirred by this conversation that I shared it with a group of 30 young adults last night, many who were asking these very same questions.

The life you’ve always wanted

When you get older, life seems to just sort of happen to you. Your youth is a time of total empowerment. You get to do what you want.

But as you mature and gain new responsibilities, you have to be very intentional about making sure you don’t lose sight of what’s important.

So if you still have a reasonable amount of control over your circumstances, you should do what really matters. Because life won’t always be just about you.

During early adulthood, your worldview is still being formed. It’s important to steward this time — to give yourself opportunities to grow. A good way to do that is to travel.

So, young person, travel. Travel wide and far. Travel boldly. Travel with full abandon.

You will regret few risks you take when it comes to this. I promise you that. There are three reasons to travel while you’re young:

1. Traveling teaches you to live an adventure

When you look back on your life, you will have moments of which you are proud and maybe a few you regret. It’s likely that the following won’t be on the latter list:

Bicycled across the Golden Gate Bridge.
Appeared on Italian TV.
Hiked a Mayan ruin.
Learned Spanish in three months.
Toured Europe by train.
They’re not on mine (fun fact: I’ve done all of the above). So what, then, will be? What choices will you regret making? Holding back. Being afraid. Making excuses. Not taking more risks. Waiting.

While you’re young, you should travel. You should take the time to see the world and taste the fullness of life. It’s worth whatever investment or money or sacrifice of time that may be required on your part.

This is not about being a tourist. It’s about experiencing true risk and adventure so you don’t have to live in fear for the rest of your life.

2. Traveling helps you encounter compassion

In your youth, you will make choices that will define you. The disciplines you begin now will be with you for the rest of your life.

Traveling will change you like little else can. It will put you in places that will force you to care for issues that are bigger than you.

If you go to southeast Asia, you may encounter the slave trade. If eastern Europe, you may see the effects of genocide and religious persecution. If Haiti, you’ll witness the the ugly side Western paternalism.

Your heart will break.

You will begin to understand that the world is both a big and small place. You will have a new-found respect for the pain and suffering that over half of the world takes for granted on a daily basis.

And you will feel more connected to your fellow human beings in a deep and lasting way. You will learn to care.

3. Traveling allows you to get some culture

While you’re still young, you should get cultured. Get to know the world and the magnificent people that fill it. There’s nothing quite like walking alongside the Colosseum or seeing Michelangelo’s David in person.

I can describe the city of San Juan and its amazing beaches and historic sites to you, but you really have to see it for yourself to experience it. You can read all the books in the world about the Great Wall of China or The Louvre, but being there is a different story.

The world is a stunning place, full of outstanding works of art. See it. Do this while you’re still young. Do not squander the time. You will never have it again.

You have a crucial opportunity to invest in the next season of your life now. Whatever you sow, you will eventually reap. Please. For your sake, do this. Because you won’t always be young. And life won’t always be just about you.

So travel. Experience the world for all it’s worth. Become a person of culture, adventure, and compassion.

“What if I’m not young?”

Travel, anyway. It may not be easy to do, but find a way to get out of your comfort zone. It’s really never too late.

But if you haven’t gotten sucked into the routine of life yet, I implore you — travel. It will never be easier than it is right now for you to do that which really matters.

Have you seen what the world has to offer and how it can change you?

sumber :

1 more years, in my 22, amen emoticon-Big Grin
wah tulisannya menginspirasi banget gan.. emoticon-Big Grin
intinya jangan takut dan harus bisa keluar dari comfort zone..
plus jangan kebanyakan 'yeah-but'... emoticon-Ngakak
bagus banget gan kata katanya emoticon-Jempol
setuju banget ama postnya!!!
banyak orang bilang waktu masa sekolah g punya uang buat travel, udh kerja punya uang tp g punya waktu, trus kalo udh tua punya uang dan waktu tapi udah g ada tenaga.
Intinya: kalo muda mendingan cari waktu buat travel!!! jelajahi medan2 yang butuh energi ( kayak tibet, bhutan, etc).
Quote: Be careful of the yeah-but. The yeah-but will kill your dreams. [Tweet that]

Kata2 yang seringkali menggagalkan sebuah impian: yeah-but. Nice sharing, Gan. Semoga ane bisa lebih tergerak untuk traveling. Karena ane juga yakin, traveling is fun. emoticon-Big Grin emoticon-Blue Guy Cendol (L)
Be careful of the yeah-but. The yeah-but will kill your dreams.

100% true, ane juga masih sering dihantui dengan "yeah-but" ini emoticon-Malu (S)
sering diajakin travelling, hal pertama yang muncul pasti

yeah.. tapi gimana dengan kuliah ane yah? ntar jalan mulu jadi makin lama lulusnya emoticon-Bingung (S)
yeah.. tapi gimana dengan biayanya yah? ane masih kuliah gini dimana dapat duitnya emoticon-Bingung (S)
yeah.. tapi gimana dengan pacar ane yah? ntar ane tinggal travelling dianya dapat kecengan baru emoticon-Ngakak (S)
dan banyak "yeah-but" lainnya

tapi makin kesini ane terus berusaha buat menghilangkan ini gan, karena ane udah sadar travelling itu gak akan merugikan kita kok, baik dari segi materi, waktu, dll

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I'll start doing it tonight. No more excuses.
ada satu yeah but yang musti ane kerjain :
yeah, but i must finish my study first!

udah mau masuk 7taun kuliah.. emoticon-Frown
"You can read all the books of world about Great Wall of China and The Louvre, but being there is different story."

Ane suka bgt sm kalimat itu!!
Bener bgt!! Wktu ane di Colloseum & Vatican rasanya dag dig dug duueerrr.. sorry lebay, tpi ada rasa haru yg ga bisa terbayarkn..
3 Reasons to Travel While You’re Young ^^ YEAH-BUT! emoticon-Ngakak
nice share gan,.. YEAH-BUT!
bagus gan kata2nya
I am no longer a teenager, but what the hell.

Yeah butnya ane cuma satu :
Duitnya cuy emoticon-Mewek
Yeah but duitnya darimana ..................
Yeah but nanti kuliah ga kelar kelar ............
Yeah but ........
Holy shit just go away lah emoticon-Mewek
Ane jalan2 sepuas-puasnya nih mumpung bapa ane sponsorin emoticon-Big Grin Pengalamannya kaga bakal dapet kalo ane kerjaannya cuma shopping di mall2 doang emoticon-Ngakak Kerasa banget juga lebih bisa terima perbadaan di sekitaran lebih open minded lah, satu hal yang paling kerasa GA GAMPANG PANIK. Learning from experience pas kecil ga bisa diem ada aja ilang disini disitu kejebak di lift, ane belajar kalo ane panik dan nangis sama sekali ga menyelesaikan masakah, kdu tenang emoticon-Cool