I talk very often about this argument with other people because, They tells to me “wow, you are lucky, you have traveled a lot”, I use this question to answer them: why don’t you start to travel? If you want, I can help you for the booking of flight, hostel or whatever!
They answer me, ohh I don’t know,I don’t have enought money!
When They answer with this sentence (this is a very common answer) I think… Mmm I’m not rich, I don’t work (I’m a student) so I’m a wizard!
I don’t have a wand, so this isn’t correct.
I think finding money to travel is both a my choise but It’s also a better way to spend my money.
Better? Why better?
I use a simple example to explain it: I have 500€ so I can buy one of the best Smartphon that I can find on the market.
What Do I do after buying this fantastic smartphon?
I go out with my friends and I say to everybody that I’m very happy because I have bought it, it has a lot of options: I can surf on internet, I can use Skype, I can stay on Facebook for many hours because the battery is so good, its camera has a lot of Megapixel and so on!
They look it, They say to me: wow it’s fantastic, How I envy you! So I’m very proud of my smartphon.
After this moment, I say to my friend, be carefull!!! It’s new and I have worked a lot to earn 500€! Infact tomorrow I will go to the shop to buy a case for it, It’s too dangerous use it without case!
It’s so useful because I will use it to take a photo everywhere, so when I will go to a concert I won’t bring with me a camera!
Thinking before to go to the concert… the smartphone is so new, delicate… Maybe It’s better using my old camera…
So I have worked a lot, to buy something, and this thing isn’t used by me, so I have worked to have something, I have worked to conserve it!
It’s a non-sense.
The second possibility is to spend 500€ to travel. I decide to go to Paris for one week for example.
After this week I haven’t 500€ like the first situation, but in the first case I have a very new smartphone, in the second case I have some photos.
Which is the better choise?
In my opinion, the second choise is better, because I can remember my trip in every moment of my life…
When I will be sad, when I will have to work hard, I stop everything and for a minute I remember when I was walking near the Eiffel tower, or when I have taken the stupid photo near the Louvre Museum…
I think forgetting the first time that you have seen Paris from Sacred Heart‘s hill is impossible, so I have spent my money for something that will be in me forever… also when my hairs will be white 🙂
So with 500€:
- you can buy something that you can touch and other people can see for 2 or 3 years
- you can have something that nobody can see or touch, but you can feel it in yourself forever.
It’s only a choise, your choise.
Have a nice choise 🙂