Unpopular Opinion: You Don’t Have to Travel

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Oh GOODNESS Graceious

I have met many well travelled blithering idiots.

The kind that think your life is worth much less if you didn’t move to America for a summer, travel the Asias with a caboodle of college buddies. If you didn’t enlighten yourself mid train ride across Western Europe, country by country growing ever wiser. The kind of folk that did will remind you with an insightful quote under a picture of their arse on a beach in Australia that Life is a book, and if you don’t travel, you read only one chapter. And to be honest, that’s simply untrue.

Your currency is not worth less if you are happy where you are, or unhappy where you are right now but can’t yet manage to get out of there. Screw the pressure to fuck off to Canada for a year. The pressure to go far, for a long time. The pressure…

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