9 Ways Travel Will Change the Way You Think About Life

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4. Seeing the World Will Make You Want to Conquer It

Have you ever felt that being told you can’t do something or that something is difficult was just encouraging you to overcome the challenge? Someone tells you that pretty girl is out of your league and you ask her out just to prove you can. People said arcade games were too hard to beat, and people flocked to them to prove they could. We hear about world records and strive to break them, because we see these standards and challenges and we go “yeah, I can top that.” And it feels fantastic when we do.

Nature is the same way. When you travel to the Alps, you want to conquer them. You look at these mountains that have claimed the lives of people both past and present, a challenge that many have failed, and you think to yourself, “I am going to climb the crap out of that mountain.”

Why? Why do we rise to nature’s challenges like this? It’s because we’ve all got a little love for adventure in us. And there’s nothing else that feels quite like standing at the top of the world, wiping the sweat from your brow, and yelling out “I did it” to the open skies.



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