"We need to travel. If we don't offer ourselves to the unknown, our senses dull, our world becomes small, and we lose our sense of wonder. Our eyes don't lift to our horizon, our ears don't hear the sounds around us. Our experience is restricted, as we pass our days in a routine that is both comfortable and limiting. We wake up one day and we find that we have lost our dreams in order to protect our days. Don't let yourself become one of these people. The fear of the unknown and the lure of the comfortable will conspire to keep you from taking the chances a traveller has to take. But, if you take them, you will never regret your choice. In the end, you will be much stronger, so much clearer, and a so much happier person, that all the risk and hardship will seem like nothing compared to the knowledge you have gained, and the life you have lived."

--Kent Newburn from "Letters to My Son"

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