How do you travel?
Posted June 3, 2014on:
Someone wrote in the ST forum [paywall] [at HWZ]: I encourage those who are unhappy with life in Singapore to travel abroad. She said this in the context of rebuking those who complained about life here.
I could just as easily encourage those who are too happy with life in Singapore to travel abroad. I would remind us not to get complacent or cocky about life in here. We have a lot to learn from others.
Some people travel physically, but not mentally. Their bodies get into planes, trains, and automobiles, but their hearts and minds are firmly rooted to home. As a result, everything is not as good as it is at home.
I think that everyone should travel to learn. If you come back not a better person, having a new perspective or habit, or inspired to change something around you, then you have wasted your time and money.