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Jun 28, 2018

Travel broadens your mind and makes you appreciate what you have at home.


Episode Transcription

[INTRO]

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*Alex*

Welcome to Morning Mindset. A daily dose of practical wit and wisdom with a professional educator & trainer, Amazon best selling author, United States Marine, Television and Radio host, Paul G. Markel. Each episode will focus on positive and productive ways to strengthen your mindset, and help you improve your relationships, career goals, and overall well-being. Please welcome your host; Paul G. Markel.


*Professor Paul*

Hello and welcome back to Morning Mindset. I am your host Paul Markel and thank you one more time for joining me for this little uh, this short Excursion into positive and productive thinking and today's topic is you cannot appreciate home until you leave it or as my wife likes to say, “How can I miss you if you don't go away.”

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I'm kidding, I'm kidding, but seriously travel broadens your mind and makes you appreciate what you have at home, or at least it should. As many of you know, I just spent a couple of weeks on the road traveling all around the United States of America got to see different people different climates different areas urban areas Suburban areas country areas and, I was very glad for the opportunity to do it.

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But I also was very glad to return home. Now. When I traveled I encountered some people I actually went back to places where I had lived previously where I had lived as a child where I had lived as a teenager and where I you know, grew up as a young adult, and I encountered some folks that had not moved or left that area their whole lives.

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Now they may have traveled, I don't know. I didn't take the time to get their individual life stories. But something I found is that a lot of people will. Stay in remain in the area, which they were born. They went to high school, they graduate from college, they get a job there and that's fine.

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You can do anything you want as an American, but I would suggest this if you are a young person, if you're a teenager or a college student or college age, if you're in your 20s, and you haven't left home yet. You've been living in the same house or the same city or the same general area your entire life move away.

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Go somewhere, join the Marine Corps, join the Navy, join the Army, join the Airforce. Take a job in another city, force yourself out of your comfortable small pond, and go away. Just do it, you'd be amazed at how different the world looks from outside of your, you know, you're comfortable window outside of your comfortable Pond.

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There may be opportunities that are presented to you that you never even thought were possible, because you weren't able to broaden your horizons from your little comfortable Pond. Even if you live in a major metropolitan area, that will still become a comfortable pond. You know, I actually traveled to some large cities.

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I've traveled to Chicago and New York City and so on and so forth, and I found that many of the people that I encountered, especially in New York City, were born there, raised there, they're proud to be New Yorkers and they felt that they didn't need to go anywhere, because everything that they possibly needed was right there in New York, in the greater, New York City area.

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“Why should I go anywhere everything I need is here shops and stores and restaurants, and you know, employment and everything I need is here. I don't need to go anywhere else”. But you do, you should. Like I mentioned before travel broadens your mind and it makes you appreciate what you have at home.

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Now you may spend some time traveling, or you may spend some time abroad, or you may move away and realize that you don't like it there, and that's fine. That's actually, that is actually still a worthwhile experience. If you move away, if you go to another city or another state and you don't like it and you don't fit in and it you don't enjoy it at all. That's still a good thing because it makes you appreciate it helps you to appreciate what it is you have at home, and I've done that and many people have done it.

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I would suggest that you do it too. So if you're-, especially if you're a young person, if you are a young person, if you're getting ready to graduate from high school or you're getting ready to go to college or you've been to college already or what have you, travel. Move away, go far, far away from where you've ever been. Go to foreign countries and see how they live.

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You know, a lot of people in the United States of America offer these opinions about how they believe the world is and they believe that America is a certain way compared to other nations and that's just their feeling and belief based upon essentially nothing. It's based upon reading news stories or looking at the internet, but they've never actually been there.

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They've never actually seen how people live in Europe or Asia or any of the other continents. They just think that way, don't think it, go there and I've been to Europe. I've been to Asia, you know, I've been all over Southwest Asia southeast Asia, uh travel. Look at the world from a different set of eyes.

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Then when you come home, you may say, you know what this place wasn't so bad at all and teenagers especially teenagers, especially who think that their home area is is ridiculous or stupid or name. Um, Go somewhere else and see how lame the other places and maybe you'll come back and you'll just have a greater appreciation for what you have.

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So, you can't appreciate home until you leave it, or as my wife likes to say, “How can I miss you if you don't go away?” Again I'm teasing. But I am your host Paul Markel and I will talk to you again real soon.


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