Is traveling beneficial?

Travel is a very beneficial experience
It takes people beyond themselves
It unfolds in many ways

You gain insight into another way of living
Another lifestyle, another way of viewing the world

A chance to experience another culture is a great thing
It is vastly interesting
For those with the courage
To embark on an unknown journey

To walk in another man’s shoes is always a challenge
That few feel they would like to do
Some fear moving out of their comfort zone
While others feel that travel nourishes their soul

Prejudices, misconceptions all fall away
As you experience the many and varied lifestyles
That exist in this world
The heart will open
As you embrace the differences
And the peoples of different lands

For those who fear to view a stranger in a strange land
Those people will stay in one place and hold tightly
To their somewhat secure environment
Never growing, never learning