The Greatest Lesson I Learned From Traveling

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Colonia, Uruguay“The world is a book, and those who don’t travel only read one page.”

-Saint Augustine


Traveling is a learning experience. You meet different people, see new things, and work through new challenges. Your mind is stretched and your beliefs are challenged. There is one lesson in particular that kept reaffirming itself during my travels and still pops into my head frequently:

Nobody cares.

Outside of your little bubble in your little corner of planet Earth, nobody cares about your upbringing, your accomplishments, your social standing, or who you know…and that’s awesome.

We get so wrapped up in our own world, when the truth is that most of the things that occupy our thoughts are laughably insignificant. In college, students place a huge emphasis on what fraternity or sorority someone is in, what bars they go to, what clothes they wear, and who they know. People actually form an opinion of someone based…

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