“If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. The extent to which you can walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food, it’s a plus for everybody. Open your mind, get up off the couch, move.” ~ Anthony Bourdain
Since Bourdain’s death earlier this year, I’ve been keener than ever to share his quotes, which always resonate with me so strongly.
Those who travel, especially to see, explore and experience places and cultures very different from our own, often seem to have an open-minded approach to the myriad things that make people different, whilst at the same time appreciating that on another level, we are really all the same at heart.
I have previously taken that to be causal – that the act of seeing and understanding how different life can be and is around the world is what changes one’s attitudes to how people “should” live their lives back home. But perhaps, after all, it’s the other way around, and those who are naturally more tolerant of differences, not just tolerant but open to and excited by them, are the ones most likely to be drawn to travel?
Would love to hear your thoughts about this wonderful quote!
A beautiful sky, taken during a road journey in Peru.
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