In a world of innovative technology, the borders that once bound us are crumbling. One would think man’s dream to travel the world is being realized more than ever. Or is it? In a culture where one is recognized for material possessions, men are convinced it is acceptable to not board an international flight -- ever.
Being a man of travel means having certain indispensable characteristics. It means understanding the effects that traveling has on one’s life, relationships and career. Even with the things you’ve managed to accomplish in your lifetime, including the possessions you've acquired, you will never be a complete man until you use your passport.
Value of the dollar
Valuing cash over travel projects an uncultured image. For some, it is important to show wealth externally -- but traveling is not an object to display. Material possessions, once nice and new, tend to fade in value and stature. Memories last much longer. When you are out in the world, you see things you’ve never seen before. The impressions you take from these experiences cannot be forced, reproduced or purchased. When you value travel, you are investing in quality traits that no man can acquire domestically.
Traveling around the globe, in particular to less fortunate areas, makes you appreciate your home, family and origins. The things you value are put in sharp relief. In fact, you might realize what kind of thanks you need to give. Not leaving your comfort zone will weaken your character. Your makeup will be weaker in comparison with that of a man who has traveled.
The traveler’s guide
Notice how other travelers spend time discussing their travels? The light of their enthusiasm shows they have developed because of traveling. What you find on your journeys is powerful. No amount of cash in your pocket can outweigh that experience. To have the fortitude to travel means having the power to overcome complacency. A traveler's journey is full of discoveries that can lead to changes in opinion and perspective.
A well-rounded dater
A man who brags about new cars or his latest skinny jeans will have a woman rolling her eyes. It’s what she’s been doing on her last handful of dates because all the daters had the same exact pitch. When you travel, you develop depth -- a weapon in your dating arsenal. You have more than one thing to talk about with her because your personality has definition, a specialty that separates you from the competition.
the final word
Unlike the material status symbols your neighbor buys, the experience and memories you acquire from traveling cannot be duplicated. The maturity you’ve attained is now deeply ingrained in your character. You can change the world, but in order to do so, you have to first see it. You can't be a Better Man until you have your passport stamped. So don’t brag that you’re going to Disneyland for the third time.
2010-09-25 23:22 编辑：kuaileyingyu