Curiosity and Travel

 

Albert Einstein said: “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”

The perfect Traveler is stimulated by the unknown and new things, they are afraid, yes, but they take situations as challenges, sure that it will make them live unforgettable emotions and grow.

Immersing in the customs and traditions of a different culture is, for the perfect traveler, like being high on heroin, they rejoice when given the opportunity to try traditional dishes in a hidden village in Bolivia.

Their eyes shine when local tribes show them their strange habits. During a trip they read a book about the place they’re visiting, they learn and love to discover the secrets and legends behind the architectural and natural wonders they’ll visit.

Do you agree that the basis of personal growth is curiosity?

It seems logical that if you need to breathe to live, then you need to be curious to grow, you need to want to learn new things.  

You can travel without this virtue, but you lose the essence of the voyage. Plus, curious people learn more things, so they have more things to tell, so they have more emotions to share with the people they meet along their journey.  

You know, I think you already have that virtue, otherwise you wouldn’t love traveling. You have probably already developed this quality if you really want to live new adventurous experiences in tropical countries and not, so the only thing you should remember is this: Never lose the gift that is curiosity, even when you are ninety years old, stay curious because there will always be endless things to learn that can leave you open-mouthed and give you emotions that will make you vibrate.

 

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.”

-Plutarch

 

Thailand 2020

 

WARNING! There is a big difference between healthy curiosity and dangerous curiosity.

Sometimes people mistake risky activities for curious things. If you’re in Rio de Janeiro, it’s late at night and you hear a noise coming from a dark and narrow alley, then you shouldn’t go and look just because I told you that we must develop this virtue! That’s not healthy curiosity, but dangerous curiosity.  

I hope I have explained myself well, because this is a fundamental concept.

Years ago I was in Kenya for work, one night we went out to an open-air disco in the Malindi area. I had had a few drinks and with another person I went to visit an abandoned structure far from the disco.

They had told me not to go far because it could be dangerous, and sure enough after a few minutes of being in this ruin two local people arrived, threw me on the ground and put me in handcuffs.

The other person managed to escape and warn our friends. One of them was choking me and threatened to kill me if I didn’t stop and give him all my money.

Don’t worry! After more than 14 years of traveling around the world, only two such things have happened. I was in more danger on the roads of Italy during Saturday nights.

Anyway, my friends arrived, helped me collect a hundred dollars and set me free.

That wasn’t healthy curiosity, but dangerous curiosity.

You want to develop healthy curiosity!

 

-Miky Rubini, author of the book 👇

World Travel Guide: How to Visit the Best Places on Earth on $28 a Day

 

He published different books in collaboration with Tony Sanders 👇

How to Live a Good Life: 2 Books in 1: Take Control of Your Life, Eliminate Negative Thinking, Relieve Anxiety, Improve Your Social Skills, Self-esteem and Confidence with the Habits of a Happy Brain

Change Your Habits in 30 Days: Small Daily Changes to Break Your Bad Habits, Build Good Ones, and Start Living A Wealthy, Happy, and More Successful Life

F*ck your negative thoughts: 7 steps to get out of your head and start living an awesome life

 

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