Travel Is Fun And Broadens The Mind

How does travel broaden our minds..?

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Travel broadens minds that are open; it may only confirm the prejudices of those with closed minds. However, if one travels with the idea of being receptive to new ideas, new people, new experiences, new cultures, etc., travel can definitely broaden one's mind.

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We gain a greater understanding of ourselves as aspecies when we travel to other countries and experience their social, cultural, political and architectural developments in relation to our own. By travelling, we get a clearer sense of where we come from, what we stand for and who we are in relation to others.

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Travel broadens our minds because we can see a different way of doing things.  We tend to accept the status quo and like the way things are done because that is the only way we know.  When you travel, it humbles you.  You see that things can be done differently.

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I don't think that travel does broaden the mind unless it is the right kind of travel, done in the right way.  If you travel somewhere and all you do there is lie on the beach and go shopping, how will that broaden your mind?  Travel will only do this if travelers engage in activities that are actually meant to broaden the mind.  They would have to actually go and interact with the local culture instead of simply staying at a resort and enjoying the climate.

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I have to agree that travel broadens our minds given that we, as travelers, are opened up to different ideologies, cultures, and basic ways of living. In travels, people can learn new languages, about new foods, new concepts, and new perspectives. With all of this new knowledge, it is obvious that travel will broaden the mind.

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I think any exposure to differences from our own every day lives can broaden our minds. Travel certainly provides this. When we travel, we experience new and different things. We experience other ideas and other values. We also see different social norms and different lifestyles. We also see different parts of the world and different sides of nature. Experiencing a different landscape or different activites can also broaden our minds. Travel allows us to experience new things as well as new sides to ourselves. We might see something new in ourselves or discover new interests.
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I think the experience of new cultures is a huge benefit of travel. People see things they otherwise would not see and are opened to new perspectives. Traveling is a great way to see that not everyone does things the way I do it, and not everyone believes the same things I do. Additionally, our minds are broadened by the simple absorption of information, images, memories, etc.

Beyond that, travel can broaden the mind by simply being a challenging thing that causes us to think critically and problem solve. When we travel, we have to figure out a budget, map out an itinerary, and do many other things that require a great deal of thought and planning.

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There are a number of ways that travel can broaden one's mind.  One of my favorites is the opportunity to learn new languages.  Given that different cultures have widely varying views on what is important and how to go about living life, learning another language can give invaluable insight into these differences and help to suggest alternatives to one's own view of life.

Another way that travel can help to broaden one's mind is simply to humble a traveler.  Given the difficulties that arise from not knowing a language or a situation where one needs help to get by, the traveler learns more about their own limitations and that help is often necessary, a good way to broaden one's mind.

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