Author Sushant Published on September 9th 2019
Coming to the lessons learned, here are those:
"Nature never goes out of style."
#1. I've fallen more in love with nature
Going all-prepared for those family outings and getting to see just the most popular tourist attractions can be your-thing. But when monotony kicked in, I discovered, this totally isn't my way of exploring. Until I didn't roam on the streets of Europe, went into seeking the undiscovered, lost my way and found an altogether new location - I didn't know the world was this big.
I fell in love with the valleys, mountains, sea, waterfalls, islands, caves, flora and fauna, glimmering stars, moonlight, the sound of birds and animals, sunset and sunrise, crowd and calm, dull and hot days, the flaws and the positives, in fact, everything. It truly made me believe that beauty breaks in everywhere but only if you know how to look for it! When you surrender yourself to the nature around you, only then, you will realise how big is the actual world and how minuscule part of it are we.
"We must all feel lucky to be ourselves."
#2. I don't want to mimic 'them'
One of my friends landed into a really high-paying job, so I tried my luck there. A cousin of mine bought an SUV, so I wanted a car even bigger. And, a neighbour had both his sons working outside the county, living a lavish life, so I had this sudden urge to give in all that it takes. Not that I didn't have the potential to achieve the desired but this really wasn't what I wanted. It was simply mimicking their lives and they weren't me.
It was only backpacking that taught me how reality is much ahead of those fashionable clothes, nice shoes, prim and proper lifestyle, a luxurious car, spring mattresses, office politics, gossips, anger, ego, jealousy, and what-not. You learn to rely on essentials, find happiness even in the little things and you know the stuff you needed back in your home isn't necessary anymore. It makes you rightly understand how to manage practical responsibilities in the most rational way. You no more live the life of others and develop a connection true to yourself.
"Being a traveller and not a tourist is the key!"