The travel ROI for millennials
Young people today have different priorities more than just being in a relationship. In fact, according to recent studies, millennials love to travel more than they’re willing to dedicate funds to other commitments and stuff. And we know it’s not a debate anymore.
Travelling is surely one of the best investments you can make for yourself.
Thus, travel not just for pure leisure and just to post your tanned skin on Instagram (though we are all guilty of this at some point.) But go to places where you can learn bunch of new things that perk up your taste in art, understanding people and self confidence.
They’re not mutually exclusive too--so it’s okay to take time in being picky with places where you can both have heaps of fun and bring a thing or two back home. Something that transforms you: experiences, friends, ambitions, clarity of mind.
Have a mindset that travelling isn’t just about relaxing and splurging. It’s about transforming yourself to become a permanently better individual.
In fact, going to a number places made realize three things:
First: That the village I thought—was already the best—occupy such as small place in this world--- tiny, negligible and perhaps even dispensable.
Second: The Philippines is so homogeneous that we do things the same way we want them to be. And that’s fine. No disrespect. But the truth is, there’s always another way of deboning a fish.
Third: Instead of bragging, travelling has made me feel that I’m “cosmic-insignificant.” Thus, it inspired me to be better.
Thus, I cheer on every millennial, especially those who are already working to travel as much while you are young, when you have the energy, the time and the optimism to see it as investment to your future self.
While you have lesser obligations in life yet, and just like any other great venture, the earlier you spend on it, the more valuable its return become in the future.