A world citizen knows better than anyone, that life is made up of stages, and maturity means trying to overcome one problem after another. Every stage is full of challenges, adventures and the unknown.
However, if there is a something that defines our generation is our disagreement, our indomitable and indefatigable spirit. We are totally different from our parents’ generation: we like to move, meet people, experience new emotions, new cultures, new places to live and enjoy life to the fullest …
Who has not considered taking a sabbatical to devote exclusively to travel? Living a season in Brazil, in a house on the beach, or travel to Peru and dive into the Inca culture wandering the streets in the old ruins of Machu Picchu, live in an attic in Paris or roam the medieval cities of Spain, soaking in culture, history and art of the city…
A WORLD CITIZEN IN THE MAKING
Now is the best time. If you’re still young and you’re single, you have no responsibilities or people who depend on you, your body is full of energy. If there is something that defines the millennial generation, is that we don’t need luxury to enjoy. Because what we really look for in a journey is the experience itself. Meeting people from other cultures, experience textures and flavors, see architecture, learn history …
And most importantly, be free to decide what to do, without social pressures. Only you, yourself and the world, living an adventure, knowing yourself and living different situations, confronting new challenges, facing fears and getting to know who you really are.
But really, why travel instead of putting money down for a house or a car? (Although it would be lovely to do that, too.)
TRAVELING IS AN ADVENTURE
When you look back at your life, you will find moments that will fill you with pride and some you wish you could forget. Chances are that there are certain activities that you will never regret: That time you drank too much and woke up in a park bench, trying to communicate through gestures and ending up with beans instead of socks, or falling in love in your European exchange. Take a chance and stop being afraid or making excuses. It is not to be a mere tourist, but to experience true risk and adventure to eradicate the fears of your life.
TRAVEL THE WALK OF COMPASSION
Youth is the time when the decisions you make will define you as a person. The habits you develop during these years will accompany the rest of your life.
Travel promotes change. It will arouse your interest and passion of situations or scenarios you didn’t think were relevant to you. It will make you question who you are, and what you believe in, sensitizing you about other realities.
The slave trade, prostitution, hunger, war and civil wars, poverty … By living this up close, you will connect with people and situations previously unknown for you.
TRAVELING IS CULTURE
Youth is the best time to nurture new cultures and social settings. Meet the world around you and the people who live in it. Walk the line on new music, cultural festivities, and amazing works of street art. Absorb the very best. Be a world citizen forever.
TRAVELING IS LOVE
Not only does it generate endless curiosity, but travelling will become something you can’t get enough of. You may or may not fall in love with a person, but you will definitely fall in love with your global citizenship.
The world is a fabulous place, full of amazing works of art. Do it while you still can enjoy it in all its glory, you may not have the chance to do it again.