You can never know what people do differently unless you have a chance to visit and get first —hand information. “A problem shared is half solved” this is a common saying with a deeper meaning. A man is not an island, you have to get a different view of what other races or tribes do that you can borrow. You may not borrow everything but the little that you learn have an impact in handling a project within your reach.
Why do State officials go for benchmarking activities in various state departments? In fact, even as a tourist, when you take a road trip there is something you learn about the way of life, settlement, vegetation. How come some countries like Israel have desert conditions but they still manage to feed themselves without importing food? All these you learn when you take a step of faith and travel as well as ask questions with an aim of getting an idea and tailor it to your project. Here are some of the things you can learn from traveling in relations to your lifestyle.
Inspires you to appreciate life
You may travel to places that are even worse than where you come from, yet you have been complaining about your environment. You travel to a hardship area where people live from hand to mouth and you just appreciate what you have. On the other hand, you may visit an area with better facilities but you must find a flaw in that kind of lifestyle which you may not even want to associate yourself with it. With this perspective, you just appreciate what you have, wherever you are with what you have Allows us to discover ourselves
As you travel, you tend to forget any underlying issues that you may have This is the time you use to discover yourself as you also explore what life has to offer. You also learn to appreciate nature. As you also interact with other races and learn their lifestyle and way of life- of course, different from your way of life.
Opens your mind to be more accommodative
You may have a negative attitude for some races simply because you may have no deeper understanding of the good aspect of that particular race. The traveling and a close interaction will broaden your mind to look at life from a more critical way in a bid to be accommodative and even protective.
You make new discoveries You know nothing unless you take time and have a close interaction with diverse issues in their natural set up. You have read stories about beach boys, you visit a beach and the only person to offer help in a time of distress while out in the waters are the beach boys. That is the time you discover that they also have knowledge in their area based on the experience. You visit a slum and discover the rich talent- you have a change of mind.
In one’s lifetime, at least you must make an effort to travel and get to interact with people of different lifestyle and social setup; you will have a change of mind in various issues in life.