…nipulated by a host of factors, most of which are determined not by us but by an accident of birth. True authenticity — and this is where travel, if done well, helps point the way — begins by first shedding the layers wrapped around us by our tiny sub-section of humanity.
Perfectly summed up! Travel helps us shed the expectations we’ve grown up with, the ones that have latched onto us for so many years. It helps us behave in a manner that is different than usual because, when traveling, we can act how we wish to act without needing to fill in any role or assumptions for others. I loved this article!