Travel Quotation 62 – Socrates

      One of the greatest philosophers of Ancient Greece, Socrates, said,
            "Why do you wonder that globetrotting does not help you, seeing that you always take yourself with you? The reason that set you wandering is ever at your heels."
       It appears that Socrates was not a great fan of traveling. He is convinced that you take your problems and attitudes with you, so you can never improve. I certainly and humbly disagree with the sage, because I feel enriched and enlightened whenever I travel. However, I can also testify that you can achieve the same effect without wandering from place to place, but it is more difficult to accomplish. Traveling, as I have indicated before, seems to envigorate and accentuate your perceptions, like a shot of adrenaline. What is also true is that you cannot escape your problems by running off somewhere — they will certainly be there whenever you return!


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