Travel is by no means about “finding yourself”. That would imply that a perfectly formed version of yourself already exists somewhere that only needed to be adopted to become “you”. No, there is far more truth in creating yourself…seeing parts of others and the world around you that you find beautiful and want to incorporate into yourself and share with others. It is frightening at how many opportunities for us to better ourselves passes us by without even our notice…every experience is one to learn from. It is never too late to change yourself to be exactly how you want to be – besides, phoenixes are pretty.
I have learnt silence from the talkative,
toleration from the intolerant,
and kindness from the unkind;
I am ungrateful to these teachers.
– Kahlil Gibran