Road to DC: Durham, NC (Part 3) — In part three of our Durham, NC conversation we hear from Atrayus, founder, president and CEO of the non-profit Movement of Youth, which serves the “educational and social needs of underrepresented populations.” He’s also currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Christian Practice from Duke University Divinity School. […]
One man went to heaven after he died and was made chief secretary there, and now he had all the papers about the lives of people on earth at his disposal. One day he found some cards which recorded what the gods had prepared for each of the people on earth, and naturally, he became curious, so he checked his card. With anger and resentment, this man rushed to his bosses to explain: ""Look, my card said that I was to become the director of a large company, marry a beautiful woman, and write a book about traveling around the world! Yet I worked as a longshoreman, was married to my grumpy, ugly wife, and never once left my town! Explain to me why no one gave me what I'm supposed to? Why does it say 'Not Executed' in almost every paragraph?"" ""That's right,"" said one of his god's bosses, ""We prepared the best place for you at the university, but you didn't even try to get in, spent all your time hanging out and having fun with your friends, and then went to the vocational school. We prepared a beautiful wife for you, whom you were supposed to meet at one of the conferences, but you met your wife at a booze party. The whole world was open to you - travel and write, but you spent all the money on booze and did not even try to go outside your small town.
Pushing the boundaries of psychology and travel
Very often people live like this man. They are unhappy, tortured by work and everyday life, their horizons become narrower and narrower, and they think that everyone and everywhere live this way. Such people don't pay attention to any chance life gives them. It's like never taking the opportunity to try their luck at betting or Fairspin io casino. How do we see that our vision is limited? How do we push our limits? How do we look at the world with different eyes? I suggest that we never deny ourselves travel!
What is travel? First, it is a pleasant emotion and recreation. Secondly, it is a way to see the world with different eyes, change your point of view, and expand your personality's boundaries. Travel is the best lesson you can allow yourself.
Travel is an opportunity to have fun together
Everyone enjoys something different. And as you travel, it will become apparent to you what pleases your soulmate in the first place. Alas, it is rather unpleasant to find out that you and the seemingly suitable person opposed views on what should be a joint pastime.
Travel - the need to take care of each other
You can only count on yourself and your partner's support in a difficult situation. And there are enough problematic situations on almost any trip. And then it becomes clear at once - will they support you at all, and if they do - how?
Traveling is a unique experience together
If everything goes smoothly - you'll have a lot of enjoyable and, more importantly - shared memories, as well as the ability and knowledge of how to interact with each other appropriately. And if it doesn't. You have to accept it, understand it, and calmly let that person go. Alas, some people just don't fit together. Not because someone is wrong, but simply because they are not the right person.
What will you learn from the journey?
Foreign languages are learned through communication. It would help if you learned at least the most basic level of a foreign language. Even if you're mediocre at it, you know mime and become more relaxed.
You will become much more confident. You will see many people who are different from us, behave differently, and do other things. I assure you that some things will surprise you, and some things will affect you.
You will improve relations with your relatives and children. Often all the problems arise because of everyday life and endless demands on each other. Interest and new experiences while traveling will allow you to look at relationships from a new angle.
""I'm too old/poor/ stupid/sick/etc. to travel."" You'll see that it's not just the elderly and disabled, mothers with children, and everybody else who travels around the world. Maybe it's time to start living life instead of making excuses for why you can't live life to the fullest.
After any trip, you'll feel like you've been through the next stage of the school of life, and besides, it's so interesting and exciting. A different culture, new people, and even unfamiliar food will allow you to see things differently. Even after one trip, you will see your life from a whole new angle. You will notice many opportunities for your development and improvement.
Travel is not a way to run away from yourself. You will always find what you bring to yourself no matter where you go. Our lives are a physical reflection and embodiment of our consciousness. So let's fill ourselves from within to see and realize more to make our lives more significant, more prosperous, and more enjoyable!