Is travel running away from life?
We constantly hear that we are visiting new countries, living a life of digital nomads and making money online to avoid commitments. That it’s not normal to not stay in one place. So is travel running away from ‘the real life’?
1. Can the life be unreal?
I mean, is it even possible to live unreal life? We really hate any kind of pigeonholing. Sorting people on beautiful and ugly, skinny and fat, clever and stupid, those who live a real life and those who run away from something. For us, it’s actually quite scary. We are native Poles and the history of our country showed that judging people are segregating them on better and worse is the beginning of something terrible. We are talking about WWII. Every war, every conflict, every fight begins with this one small thing. Less than hundred years ago Nazis thought they were the real people and Jews were not human beings at all. White people were kidnapping black people and forced them to be their slaves. It’s all because they thought they were better than them. This is happening in a history over and over again and we can’t understand why people judge others so easily.
So NO, travel is not running away from anything. Every life is real as long as you are breathing. No matter what you do or where you are.
Check out this post to read more about stereotypes and why it’s always good to travel the world.
2. What is the real life?
We are living in a society where there are many unofficial rules to follow. You have to finish college, find a decent job, get marry, have kids, buy a house and a car. If you don’t have (or if you don’t want to have) one of those, you are considered as someone weird. There must be something wrong with you, you are not normal.
We are both very tolerant, we believe that everybody has the right to live the life he/ she wants.
For us, traveling is the real life and sitting at home, living other people’s life (TV, movies, newspaper etc.) is running away.
Just take a look at this. We are:
And in the same time more than 90% of society is:
- doing a job they don’t like
- wasting their time on dumb things
- dreaming about happier life and doing nothing to achieve it
For us, the real life is when you do what you love, no matter what it is. This is our subjective opinion and we try not to judge people but accept them. In this post we are trying to answer on question: Is travel running away from life?
3. Is staying in one place normal?
This is the best part. Nowadays, people have houses, jobs and everything they need in one place. It wasn’t like that in the past.
People were changing place of living constantly. Ancient humans were living only in places where they have enough food to eat and water to drink.
If there was something missing, they were easily moving to another place. It’s perfectly natural to explore new territories. And this is what travellers do nowadays- they are looking for new and interesting territories.
Of course their motivation is not to find a food or water and they are moving faster than primitive people. But what I am trying to say is that moving is something native. Something that we all have since the beginning of mankind. This is who we are, we are people and we were born to explore, achieve and discover.