“Travel is the best teacher. The only way to an open mind is by taking a plane out into the open world.” ~ C Joybell C.
Not all those who haven’t travelled have closed minds, of course. Many who haven’t physically moved around the world have done so in spirit, learning from books and films, tv documentaries, lectures and by talking to those who have either come from elsewhere or been and come back.
But it’s also true that many of those who have travelled – and explored the places they have visited – have minds that are more open to the differences in the world around us.
They understand that there are a hundred, a thousand, tens of thousands of ways of living and have experienced for themselves the myriad different languages, histories and climates that result in different cultures and societies. They have seen the incredible variety of natural landscapes and man-made wonders. They have absorbed some of the ways of the world; and with that comes a greater understanding of their culture and society at home.
Although I’d visited Lübeck once before in the mid 1980s during a school language exchange to Germany during which my host family took me on a day trip there, it was only on a more recent visit to Lübeck that I took in quite how much history was centred in this small German city. The knowledge of its role in the Hanseatic League, of how its location and natural geography contributed to its eminence, and how the league influenced trading across Europe, gave me a stronger understanding of European history as a whole, and an insight into London’s part in that history. Of course, I also fell for the charming architecture, dating from mediaeval times. And the famous local marzipan made an indelible and delicious mark too!
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I could not agree with this more. As we t ravel more, we realise that people are essentially the same the world over. They generally want to be happy and spend time with loved ones. If only we could all get along better and respect that differences are good.
Absolutely. We all want those same fundamentals, even if the superficial things are different. What I love is seeing how different cultures approach those same life fundamentals in different ways.
Travel is definitely the best teacher. Nothing of what traveling can teach you can be learned in school or whatever. Very real quote.
Yep, very different kind of learning to what we do at school!
That is a great quote and I totally agree with it. Traveling opens your mind and changes the way you think and see things
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Its true. It s amazing to learn about new cultures and people and countries while being on the road.
Yes, one of the great joys of being on the road!
So true! And such a great quote! Travel is an amazing teacher.
Yes, I’ve learned more about the world through travel than I can convey!
Such a lovely quote. I entirely agree that travel is the best way to keep learning. Thanks for the inspiration.
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Travel is the perfect teacher. You learn so much about the world, other cultures and customs, other people, and yourself. You can’t travel and not become a better person for it!
Exactly, your mind is opened to other ways of living, and that’s a permanent way of seeing!
I completely agree with the sentiment of this quote – travel has taught me so much, not just about world history but also myself as a person. It’s taught me to explore, to go slow and breathe and to just wait and look. I love visiting a place for a second time so I can do all those things!
It’s so lovely going back to a place and having time to see things you tend to miss on a first visit, because you naturally want to see the big sights that make the place so appealing in the first place!
I fully agree. I have seen too many times the stark difference between the outlook of a traveled person and an untraveled one. Irrespective of the academic qualifications.
Yes, it’s definitely not about education, nor politics, nor class. It’s an attitude to the rest of the world, and an appreciation of the differences to be found across it…
Travelling really helps to understand the world better – I wish everyone who wants to travel had the opportunity to do so. It’s so inspirational, and it definitely changes your perspective!
Yes, I think those of us who can travel are enormously fortunate. So many cannot do so.