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The Almost Selfish Nature of Travellers

Selfish Nature of Travellers and Travel Warning

Have you ever looked at the U.S. travel warning list?  It’s a pretty sad list.  At one point, I thought, “Wow, it sucks that I can’t go to these places, because they’re too dangerous.”  There are so many places on that list labelled “warning” that I would love to visit, like Israel, Cuba, or the Philippines.  Then, one day, I was talking to one of my professors about this, and he said something really enlightening.  He told me that he thought the same way as I did at one time, but then he realized how selfish it was to wish for the politics and stability of a country to improve, just so he could visit, instead of wishing for the situation to improve for the people living there.

​This idea couldn’t have made a bigger impact on my way of thinking.
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