Inpiration to Start Traveling Immediatly
Get out the Door and Get on the Road
"I have found out that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them." ~Mark Twain
People who have never left the town they were born in are not worth listening to. Unless they are speaking of the local land, biology or machinery in their direct vicinity, they probably don't know what they are talking about. It doesn't matter if your a redneck neo-conservative fool in Nevada talking about murderous Pakistanis or if your an African Bushman talking about the moon being a ghost. It's important that you start traveling and promoting travel to all the people you come in contact with.
Travel is a self development skill that makes life far more worthwhile. Travelers understand that the world is, for the most part, full of good willed people who wish nothing but the best for their fellow man. A world full of travelers would be one far less plagued by famine and conflict. Unfortunately, the fear of the non-travelers has a negative effect on the human condition which is harder to negate than equal positive ones.
Positive effects on the human condition come from sharing and trading. The traveler takes part in these processes naturally. While in strange lands, a person has no choice but to exchange positively with the people they come in contact with. This develops good relationships and good will to other people of other lands.
While in foreign lands you see life happening at a different pace and in a different style. To a young traveler, this will seem backwards or unproductive, but as time goes on the traveler that there is no "better way" or "worse way" to live. There are simply different ways to do things. So you must go travel to learn to experience these life styles. It is not enough to read of them, or watch them on the idiot box. You must experience life for you to realize.
Go to Pakistan now and hike through the mountains. Buy your plane ticket in the next few weeks because it is important that you don't allow this moment to pass. The people of Pakistan would be equally afraid to enter the streets of New York on foot. You are the one with the capability to go there, they are poor and would't be allowed through customs. Once we all realize this, we will stop acting like such fools. Do something now to move yourself towards going outside of your boundaries.