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Nouamane Hanchi

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Should we travel to find our happiness?

Should we travel to find our happiness? We are often forced to leave loved ones to go to find our happiness, we believe that it still exists in the 'Out There'. From my personal experience, I do not think this is always the case. What do you think?

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    Dec 12 2012: I think it's much more interesting and challenging to find new and interesting aspects of the place where you are living than to travel.
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      Dec 13 2012: Good point Greg,

      "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes..."
      (Marcel Proust)

      If we really observe the people and things around us, we may discover the happiness that we are seeking....waiting to be recognized in each and every moment:>)
      • Dec 13 2012: I have to disagree with that. I m not saying traveling your whole life is the source of happiness but out of your environment people are really much more different. The language is one major point, it caracterise the thinking and the behaving of the people. Learning a new language in a foreign country is also then learning a complete new way of thinking. Thats challenging and your can only do it by leaving everything you knew home
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          Dec 13 2012: I agree with you Brieuc, that out of our own environment people are different, and I personally have learned a great deal from traveling, which contributes to my happiness/contentment.

          I have also learned and grown within my own environment. We are all different, have different preferences, are more or less willing to evaluate our lives whether we are in our own environment, or traveling.

          My statement is..."If we really observe the people and things around us, we may discover the happiness that we are seeking....waiting to be recognized in each and every moment:>)

          What part of that do you disagree with?

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