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Hassan H

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How does traveling change you ?

Dear TED Fellow Family,

Traveling is a fascinating experience...

Traveling gives us a chance to experience new cultures, new visions of life and new ways of life...

Traveling provides us with the opportunities to meet a huge diversity of new people and see how other people live...

Traveling forces us to live outside our comfort zones, alter our perspective on things and challenges our deepest beliefs...

How does travel fundamentally change you? How a trip truly transformed you?
What are your best lessons learned?

TED Community, I would love to hear your stories...


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    Oct 25 2013: Travelling helped me change my perspective on "normal." What is normal? I realized that our perspective of life differs according to our culture. This is why I believe that culture differences are beautiful; they help us realize that life has more than one presentation, that what we consider "normal" is bizzare in other places. I remember I once said good-bye to an exchange student from the US; only to feel him freeze and not know where to place his hands. I had given him a kiss on the cheek and a hug. Poor boy didn't know what to do! It is those small things that make me chuckle and appreciate the cultural diversity in this world.

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