Thoughts on how living through an experience is more powerful than just reading about someone else's experience, how the latter can only take you so far, and how the experience you do have leaves you with blind spots.
Nice writing for #31 I was also raised with the viewpoint from my parents that education will open doors and give us great opportunities. Which is why last year I did 3 courses, somewhat challenging to study in the evenings after work and putting the kids to bed but a real sense of achievement once done. I do totally agree with putting things live into practice is best and that's how we really grow. Travelling for me definitely broadens the mind and brings out the exploring ME but I haven't managed to get back to that since children...I'm sure it will come. Looking forward to next week's article. Have a great weekend 🙂
> travelling helps me mitigate being narrow-minded
Same here! Though, I also think it's a pretty popular sentiment that "travel broadens the mind" so to speak.
I think nowadays, a rather underrated approach to mitigate narrow-mindedness is: reading. Not reading just anything, of course, but reading up on a random subject you never would've deliberately chosen to.
I studied engineering in university, but the undergrad administrators required us to take a few social science and humanities courses. At first I thought it was a waste of time. But because of that, I got to read a lot about history, geography, and even popular music around the world (not stuff like K-pop, but popular folk music unique to certain cultures around the world).
I never would've chosen to read up on any of this because I would've assumed it wouldn't interest me. Instead, it drove me to read up on a whole bunch of other subjects I wouldn't have previously considered. All of a sudden, the world became a much more interesting place to learn about. It's crazy.