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Travel vs Sofa
I just recently spoke to some girlfriends. The one said she needed the money for a new sofa. The old one would not look be quite good anymore and she would need something new. Travel would not be on her priority list for the moment. Another friend told me that she wanted to buy a new Louis Vuitton bag. This would cost as much as a week in Greece in the 5 star hotel. Maybe a few years ago I would have thought the same way … oh nonsense. No, that’s not right. I have always been traveling. Of course, I was standing in my hand some time with my credit card account and thought to me – that would have been a pair of Louboutin and a new bag. But…
Travel – wasted money
“Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul.” Dorothy Day
“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” Anais Nin
The Sun and sea
“We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came.” John F. Kennedy
I am often get asked how I can live in Germany, especially in Northern Germany. Do not worry, I asked myself this question several times. This is my home. My family and friends are here and I like the Germans with all their quirks. Even though I sometimes scold. But if I were not able to travel from time to time, I would die. This is how it always has been and always will be. The foreign cultures, the different people, the vegetation, the food and the air, which smells different everywhere. My soul relaxes and my brain expands more and more through the many different impressions. On each journey you learn something about it. You take something home with you. Not necessarily material. It is something that enriches you without taking money into your hands.
„When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.” Wilma Rudolph
Sofa vs travel. Who wins? In my case quite clear traveling. What is not so surprising. But there are actually people who do not care to stay outside their home or city. It does not matter to them for years not to travel anywhere. And I’m not talking about having no money. I have some friends who could afford a few luxury vacations per year. But they spend the money differently and spend the holiday on the terrace, in their own garden. Why go away, the whole stress …
So different are we humans! My conclusion is, emotions are priceless. Everyone’s emotions are different. My girlfriend is also happy about her new Hermes bag after a year, even though a new Louis has just arrived. She misses nothing. I am looking forward to my next trip and still profit from my last ….
Is there a winner or a loser in this case? Hard to say, you ask 10 people, each tells you something different.
Nevertheless, traveling is ahead. It expands your senses and that can not reach either a bag or a new sofa.