The Case for Travelling More

An article on about missed opportunities and perceiving risk.

Why do we do this? Because it's too risky to do anything else, obviously. Of course, we never stop to think about what that "risk" is, because we don't know what that risk is. Deviating from well-trodden ground feels uncomfortable. It feels wrong. Therefore it must be risky.

I'm going to let you in on a secret: that "risk" that you are avoiding? It isn't actually risk. It's simply the unknown.

The real risk is starving your life of experiences to pursue some arbitrary path that you might not even care about in the first place.

I want to travel locally and make time to look at the cities and villages around me, and the people living in them. It has been too long since I took the time to think about seeing.