During last six months, I’ve been traveling a lot. I’ve been living a nomadic lifestyle, changing my location every one to three weeks. The experience just confirmed my belief about the importance, beauty, and value of travel.
In a recent Big Think interview, Bryan Cranston talks about why young people should travel. The part which I found particularly inspiring and humbling is his take on the inherent benefits which come with logistics of travel.
I think people gain a tremendous amount of wisdom when they travel, when they wander—when they allow themselves, as I did, to get lost. And maybe you’ll find yourself somewhere. Or at least traveling forces you to be social. You have to get directions, you have to learn where things are, you’re attuned to your environment, you have to be more careful about the weather and where you’re lodging is going to be, where you’re going to eat, how you’re going to get from one place to another.When you’re there what is it you want to see? How can you find a place for you to actually just rest? It’s an experience like no other.
Here’s the complete interview, it’s a gem: