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Today’s quote from French writer, Gustave Flaubert, author of Madame Bovary, reminds us of one of the wonderful benefits of travel: the opportunity to expand our vision and perspective and see ourselves in the broader context of the world.
It is easy, perhaps inevitable to become consumed by the issues and politics that affect our daily lives at home, for our world to shrink. There is even a certain inadvertent arrogance in the focus on our immediate environment to the exclusion of others.
Travel can cure you of this myopia.
In the same way that everything looks so small when flying above it in a plane, travel makes us see that we truly are very tiny fish in a magnificently huge pond.
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