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Why You Should Explore The World!

As a 24 year-old person, I cannot say that I have seen much of the world. I have only visited a short list of countries: Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, China and the US. But I do have seen some of the greatest places that the world has to offer. I discovered a small part of New York, I saw the Grand Canyon, Vegas and the Golden Gate, I explored the remains of Roman cities in Pompeii and Roma and while visiting Barcelona, I was amazed by the sick creativity of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí.

These journeys allowed me to understand the beauty and the diversity of the world and I became more open-minded. As human beings, we should always be eager to discover, to learn, to travel and to see more of our world. I know that sometimes travelling can be a challenge for various reasons: money, time, fears, obligations … but we should never back up in front of small challenges because the benefit that you might gain out of such a journey will likely overcome the obstacles that you might face.

So here are five main reasons why you should explore the world:

la-me-ln-wildfire-in-sequoia-national-park-wildfire-20150404Sequoia National Park, USA

  • Discover the beauty of nature
    • You cannot imagine what mother nature is all about unless you’ve discovered places such as the Great Canyon, Sequoia National Park, Halong Bay or Plitvice Lakes. You cannot even picture those breathtaking places unless you’ve seen them. Their majestic beauty and proportions will make you realize how small you are and how few power you have in our beautiful world.

4e79d79b-9944-458f-8bcb-ff6d7c5fa566burjkhalifa-image-2Burj Khalifa – The World’s Highest Tower

  • Discover some of the greatest achievements of human beings
    • The human being is capable of some of the greatest achievements from architecture to product manufacturing. Discovering the creativity of architects and the incredible mindset of engineers will make you realize that we have been and still are capable to create some of the most impressive things in the world.

three-gorges-dam-chinaThree Gorges Dam, China – The World’s Biggest Dam

  • Discover new peoples and different cultures
    • Well I’m sure that we can discover almost everything from a computer screen nowadays but nothing will replace the social interaction of meeting and getting to know new people. Sure, it’s not easy but it is worth it and who knows who will you met?! As each individual is unique, we all have different cultures with different influences and so on. Discovering that can be really interesting as it will open your mind and soul to new points of view.

DSC00827Bryce Canyon View / © Thomas Beuraud – All Rights Reserved.

  • Open your mind and soul
    • All the previous things that I quoted before should help you with this part. If you’re closed-minded (or should I say if you support Donald Trump), well I can’t and won’t waste my time talking with you about what a open mind and soul can bring to your life but otherwise just know that, your life will be much better off if you don’t focus only on your small world and if you emphasize your focus on everything/everyone that is surrounding you.

 

  • Take a break from your daily routine
    • Enjoy taking a break from your day-to-day life while travelling. By doing things that are different from your routine, you will gain a true benefit that will help you to be healthier mentally and physically. Go to a fancy restaurant, go to the concert of an artist that you love, find a museum and discover new things, or just do something that you like because at the end of the day, life is short and we should do our best to enjoy as much of each day as possible.

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Social Media

As a millennial, I’ve been growing up with ICT developing around me and as many people around my age, I have quickly adopted social networks when they came out and I’m still using them a lot. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat have no secrets for our generation and are part of our daily life for most of us. Worldwide we estimate that over 2.3 billion people are using social media but we need to use those carefully both from a personal and professional point of view. Exemples of counter-productive uses of social networks are quite numerous and sometimes dramatic so here are a few tips that are useful in my opinion.

  1. Always use high security and privacy settings. By doing so, your account will be less visible for headhunters to find or for hackers to hack, if they do they won’t be able to access your data easily. This is convenient if your profile has pics or other informations that you would like to hide. Plus, this will also help you prevent the theft of your digital identity (“meaning pics, names, infos, tastes…) stolen. Also, a good advice is to always set complex passwords using caps, signs, numbers… ; getting your account hacked is never convenient and can lead to some potential threats for you and your friends so use as many tools as possible to avoid it ;).
  2. Control your own publications. I know that it can be tempting to publish a lot of informations online from Snaps to status or Tweets, we live in a world that is super-connected so it is hard to resist. But you need to control yourself and more specifically what you are publishing, liking and so on for the exact same motives that I named in the previous tip.
  3. Control your friends publications. What I mean by this is that you should be careful about what your friends are publishing if you are included in this publication such as an identification, a picture and so on. If it bothers you either in a professional way or in a personal way, you should just ask your friend to delete his publication.
  4. Be careful while expressing your ideas. Social networks are a wonderful tool that gives you the opportunity to debate, share ideas, and discover the world that is surrounding you. But those networks are also quite quick to react if they think you are overreacting or attacking someone or something without any valid reasons.
  5. Be careful, cyberbullying does exist. Everybody knows about the different types of bullying at school, in the streets, in the common transport systems and so on. But cyber-bullying is something that everybody isn’t aware of. The story of Canadian teenager Amanda Todd is the most famous example of this practice (Find the all story here: here). Just know, that you should always be careful when talking to someone online. But mostly if someone is being rude, disrespectful and so on ; do not hesitate to talk about it with any close friends or relatives.

 

Enjoy! I know that this article is kind of harsh on social networks as they are the perfect tool to stay connected with friends and family. They are a wonderful tool, you just have to be careful while using them. 😉