Traveling is an essential part of every human being. Going around different locations and experiencing new cultures broadens one’s perspective and enhances self-improvement. In fact, even history’s greatest thinkers consider traveling as an essential piece of their journey in life.
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.” – Mark Twain.
In a post featured by the BBC, it highlighted some of the top reasons why you must travel, which include:
1. To better understand yourself
2. To broaden your perspective
3. To create memories that last longer
Among all the types of travelers, soul searchers tend to benefit the most. Like the movie ‘Eat, Pray, Love,’ those troubled and who need to find peace of mind, often consider traveling as the best option to unwind and find themselves. Consider this list of 10 soul-searching destinations in the world as listed by Travelibro.
Similarly, playing games can also have positive benefits to gamers. The American Psychological Association (APA) said that playing video games may provide social benefits, learning advantages, and development health. Video games are perceived in somewhat of a different light now, as there are some that relax the mind and enhance social connection. The study by APA stated that over 70% of gamers often play with friends while millions globally participate in virtual worlds such as the ones available online.
Gaming Realms mentions that mobile devices have opened up a completely different platform for gamers, where people can now access any games they want directly from their smartphones. The developer of online slot game software, Pocketfruity, also found that more than 50% of smartphone app usage accounts for gaming, while half of active Facebook users visit the social networking website to play games. These are found to be effective in nourishing the mind and enhancing other cognitive skills based on the games played, ie. Time-pressured games.
The growing number of people benefiting from traveling and playing games is a great indication that technology is doing its upmost to connect people.
We just hope destinations for soul-searchers will continue to be preserved by local governments. After all, these are vital tourist retreats for the wanderers amongst us to retreat to if need be.