Being Severely Afflicted With Wanderlust Is Seriously Not A Bad Thing

Being Severely Afflicted With Wanderlust Is Seriously Not A Bad Thing

Afflicted with wanderlust? Treasure it because it's a great asset!

You should never feel bad for having the urge to get out there and see the world. There is nothing wrong with being afflicted with wanderlust – on the contrary. It is actually a great asset to have this yearning to travel and here is why:

Travel makes you a better person

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Travel makes you see the world in an entirely different way. It can help you become more empathetic, to see all sides of an argument. Travel makes you more informed and gives you skills that can be used in everyday life. Self-reliance, for example, patience, resourcefulness: these things can all be improved on your travels. Travel can make you more ethical, as you see the rights and wrongs around the world and begin to think about how to react to these things.

Travel can make the world a better place

It is because travellers see the world that they can help to make it a better place. By better understanding the world and all the people and other creatures that inhabit it, travellers can be the best placed to come up with answers and solutions to the world’s ills. Understanding people better can lead to an understanding that beneath all our differences, we are all the same – all global citizens with the same global concerns.

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Travellers also make bridges across the world that make a network of like minded people. In today’s age of fast, easy communication, these people can then unite to become part of the solution to the world’s problems rather than part of the problem.

Those with wanderlust live life to the fullest

We are each allotted a small span of years on this planet. Those with wanderlust are able to squeeze every ounce of joy out of life. Travel can expand your horizons and take you to places you wouldn’t believe, to have adventures that you never thought possible. Travel can be exciting, thrilling, a little scary. It can heighten all your senses and give you a racing pulse, or it can make you feel more relaxed and content than you have ever felt in your whole life. You will see things that seem impossible and meet people who can change your whole outlook on life.

Best of all, travel will allow you to become fully in touch with yourself and the place you have on this planet that we all call home.

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So if people question your desire to travel, or you yourself come to ask whether your wanderlust is a good thing, just remember that travel is far, far more than some simple indulgence. It is a beneficial thing in a number of different ways. When you travel the world, you are most definitely one of the lucky ones.

About Author

Elizabeth Waddington
Elizabeth Waddington

Elizabeth Waddington lives in rural Scotland with her husband and her dog. She is part of a small community who are trying to live as sustainably as possible. A professional freelance writer who works from home full time, she has over ten years of writing experience and an MA in English and Philosophy. She mostly writes about travel, sustainability and permaculture and has a particular interest in adventure holidays, camping, walking and sustainable travel. She travels whenever she can.


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