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#1 4 years ago

いのなかのかわずたいかいをしらず i no naka no kawazu taikai wo shirazu A frog inside a well cannot conceive of the ocean. Ever since I learned of this proverb, it has always had a special meaning for me. I am naturally a person with wanderlust, I am not particularly fond of any country and I don't feel any bond to a land. So, for me, being stuck where I am has been particularly difficult. One could argue that there's the internet, but sometimes, many times, it's not enough. Am I the only one who is like that here? And does anyone else find it strange how so many people with the ability to travel do not do so and have no desire to learn as much as they can?




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#2 4 years ago

Admittedly I'm a homebody and prefer short trips. But yes, for others, seeing the world is fantastic!! Since you have that sense, I hope you can one day do that and broaden your horizons :)


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#3 4 years ago
Uchuujin;5737067Am I the only one who is like that here? And does anyone else find it strange how so many people with the ability to travel do not do so and have no desire to learn as much as they can?[/I]

Strange? No. I think learning is generally punished or ignored in society rather than rewarded.

Though it's not clear to me that playing tourist is a worthwhile use of their time, from a learning perspective. Not to say that you can't learn things about other cultures while travelling, just that I don't think the mere act of visiting is sufficient.




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#4 4 years ago
Nemmerle;5737086Strange? No. I think learning is generally punished or ignored in society rather than rewarded.

I haven't done this in a LONG time, but QFT.


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Nemmerle;5737086Though it's not clear to me that playing tourist is a worthwhile use of their time, from a learning perspective. Not to say that you can't learn things about other cultures while travelling, just that I don't think the mere act of visiting is sufficient.
I'm not really talking about playing tourist. I would like to spend something like a year in each country, working and then moving on to another one. Not really vacation, just getting jobs in different countries.



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#6 4 years ago

Island hopping =p

Sort of a goal to leave whenever you've got the funds to afford the next ticket. I guess if nothing else you'll find out which countries (or parts of countries) are more friendly to that plan.

Just make sure you keep majorly in practice with the different languages and take some to explore the local arts communities.


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#7 4 years ago

Guess you could call it that, however it's still in the "I want to do this." stage, so it'll be a while. I hope I can do it though.




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Uchuujin;5737098 I'm not really talking about playing tourist. I would like to spend something like a year in each country, working and then moving on to another one. Not really vacation, just getting jobs in different countries.

Well, that makes more sense from a learning perspective. But I suspect you can see why most people would be reluctant to up and move their jobs/families to radically different cultures. Learn a language, start over with a new company (possibly), find a place to live, find a place for their kids to go to school (if they have them)... that's going to be a lot of bother ^_^




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#9 4 years ago

When one is young they can still do that without leaving too much behind. But I guess if somebody really wanted to do it they could, at any age.