Is travel like writing your own script for life?
Travel is taking an active stance. Society funnels people from school to career to family. However, when you travel, you’re making a conscious decision to stop following the script that you’re given. Instead, you start to write your own script for life.
On the personal finance blog “I Will Teach You To Be Rich” (sounds scammy, I know) there was a great post on this topic: The invisible scripts that guide our lives. After reading that, I couldn’t help but think about the “script” that society says about going abroad:
- It’s expensive. Only rich people do that.
- It’s weird. Only hippies and backpackers do that.
- It’s dangerous. You might get kidnapped and/or killed.
- It’s being lazy. (Personally, I think avoiding making hard decisions is lazier.)
- It’s harmful to your career. Check out this post by Alex Maccaw. He traveled around the world for a year, and got a better job than the one he had before his trip.
Got any more you can add to that list? What’s the script you wrote for yourself? Please share your thoughts in the comments.
P.S. On a complete tangent, there was a terrific comment on there by woman who arranged a low-cost, high-fun wedding.