This inspirational quote by Henry Rollins explains why it is important to travel when you are young. Your youth comes with a certain freedom that dwindles away as you get older. If you make mistakes when you are young, you learn lessons upfront that will help you along your path in life.
As you get older, travelling gets harder. Maybe you want to devote time to your career or start a family. Seeing the way the rest of the world works will benefit you in either of those endeavors, because you will appreciate what you have, rather than what you imagine you could have. The earlier you expose yourself to other cultures, the easier it is to understand your own, and instill that knowledge in your children.
Just don’t drink the water in Mexico, or show your boobs in the Middle East. Those mistakes have already been made, and have dire consequences.via ]