“The world is a book and those who don’t travel only read one page”
What?!?!? I see this shared all over social media and I cringe every time I read it.
This isn’t inspiration, this is gloating.
gerund or present participle: gloating
contemplate or dwell on one’s own success or another’s misfortune with smugness or malignant pleasure
I love to travel. It makes me feel free, I enjoy getting out of my comfort zone and learning about the world. I also want to try inspire people to travel, whether it’s by sharing my photos or telling my stories. I stop at pretending I am somehow superior simply because I have been to a few different places.
The sharer is simply stating “The thing that I really love makes me much more interesting than anyone who does not”. Not only that, travel is a luxury many simply do not have, for a variety of reasons. Can you imagine if this quote was about sports cars?
“If you do not own a Ferrari you live a meaningless life”
People have lots of different passions that make their lives fulfilling. Travel is amazing…for me. Some people simply have other interests or would not particularly enjoy the uncertain lifestyle that comes with travelling.