No right or wrong…

There’s no right or wrong in the world, just different!

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What you know in your country is, & will always be, different than what someone else knows in their country! 

We all need to learn this and accept this truth because it will never change! 

All cultures will remain different forever and I think that’s an amazing thing! 

Think about it!

If we were all the same, the world would be boring, & we would have no need to travel! (That’s a statement I never want to say/hear) 

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The different culture in the world are the reason that I love traveling. It’s an exciting and interesting experience & adventure; To learn that the way I see something isn’t necessarily the right way because people have different views about the exact same thing! 

For example:

Think about something small like paper.
In some countries, it’s barely ever used because everything is done online, and in other countries, it’s all they use because the internet is reserved for certain important things! 

I admit this might not be the best example, but the point I’m trying to make is that paper is probably one of the most basic necessities that can be found throughout the world (for work and school), yet, it is seen completely differently in different countries/cultures! 

However, if you want, you can use the same example with water (that’s a little more complex), but it still has the same outcome! 

 So, always remember that you don’t know everything because the world is huge! 

Thanks for reading! I hope this post inspired you to not judge the culture of a country just because you don’t like it and/or agree with it! 


-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Drowning with guilt & happiness… 

Don’t let guilt ruin your happiness! If you’ve ever felt guilty for being too happy, read the following post.

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So, I see that you kept reading.
That, either means you’re just curious about this post or you really do feel guilty about being too happy.
Either way, I hope this post helps.

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The feeling of guilt from being too happy probably comes from one (or all) of the following reasons:

1- You’ve been depressed or had anxiety for a period in your life, and it’s hard for you to feel true happiness anymore. 

2- You don’t think you deserve happiness. You don’t think you’re worthy of happiness. 

3- You think that, with everything going on in the world, no one should be happy because you don’t want to be naive.

Well let me just say: All of those reasons are lies your conscience tells you to keep you from being happy because good things happen when were happy and sometimes we’re scared of good things happening to us.

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So, if you ever feel 1 (or all 3) of these reasons, let me just say: 

1- If you can overcome depression & anxiety, you definitely deserve to be happy!

2- Everyone deserves happiness, no matter who you are, you’re definitely not on this earth to be sad all the time!

3- If you start to be happier, you will start spreading happiness & positivity in the world, which might help everything going on in the world! You never know the impact you can have!

4- Happiness & positivity will help you achieve your goals & dreams (like making the world better)!

5- Being happy is much more fun than being sad! 

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Oh, and, one more thing.
If you are reading this and you are depressed or anxious, just know that you (or anyone) should not force you to be happy.
Take your time to get through this season.
Taking small steps everyday will lead you to true happiness again.
Small steps in the right direction with feelings, is better than one quick steps in the right direction without feelings. 

Happiness + Positivity = Goals & Dreams Achieved

Never feel guilty for being happy, we all need more happiness & positivity in the world! If you’re happy about something smile, don’t hide your happiness! 

Hiding your happiness is like letting yourself drown, but knowing how to swim! Come back to the surface & find true happiness!

 

Thanks for reading! Please remember to smile at least once a day! 🙂 


-LiveForAdventure! 🙂 


The Grocery Store

The most interesting & culturally diverse place in the world! 

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Seriously though, grocery stores really are the most interesting and culturally diverse places in the world! 

See it for yourself, next time you are in a new country.

Just go visit the local grocery store because you can learn a lot about a culture just by visiting a local grocery store.

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Grocery stores are quite different in every country for multiple reasons. 

Here are a few differences that I’ve noticed:

1- Currency!

Visiting a local grocery store is an easy way to learn the worth of the currency; The different currency means that the prices look different (this helps you better understand the exchange rate).

2- Set up!

Each country has a different view of which foods go where; Based on popularity of that item in the country, and the size of the store area. This also differs between outside markets & inside stores because some countries only sell fruits and vegetables in outside markets while the other items are inside a general store, and vice versa.

3- Items!

Visiting a local grocery store is a great way to learn the popular local food items. It also shows you new and/or different items that you might not find in your home country because grocery stores around the world carry different items that others wouldn’t have, based on; item availability in the country.

Those are just 3 of the main reasons why I love to visit local grocery stores in new countries because you can learn so much!

Grocery stores are kinda like free museums; except better because you actually get to experience the culture, while being completely submerged in it.

And, you get to see new things that you wouldn’t normally see in a normal grocery store (one that you’re accustomed to)

What you know is not all there is in the world!

There’s so much out there to learn about & explore! 

So, next time you visit a new country, visit a local grocery store and take a closer look at those 3 things because I promise, you will already feel like you know a lot about the culture of the country. 

Thanks for reading! I hope this post inspired & encouraged your wanderlust!

P.S. If you notice another cultural difference in grocery stores; Please comment below, I would love to learn more! 

 

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

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Get this off my chest…

Alright! Let’s get right into this post. 

For the past few days I’ve been feeling overwhelmed and stressed to the point where I don’t want to do ANYTHING anymore.
And, if this is how people with mental illnesses feel all the time, I truly understand how tough it can be to live with it.

It’s like; You feel like you want/need to do something, but there’s so much on your mind that you just shut down and do nothing. 

Seriously, even just listening to music becomes a struggle because it’s too much to focus on. You just want to lay in bed and do nothing, but then you’d be alone with your thoughts and that won’t help either! 

So… WHAT DO YOU DO?!?

Well, I really don’t know; That’s more of a personal obstacle you need to overcome by yourself. But, I can tell you that, if you’re ever in one of those moods; Don’t let yourself be alone with your thoughts!

Find something (how ever small) that you can tolerate & focus on that one thing! 

You must find one tolerable thing to focus on for a while to clear your thoughts! I promise you will feel much better. 

 

Thanks for reading!
And, remember:

You can get out of this funk; just have faith that it will pass & fight for your future self! It’s a hard fight, but your future self will definitely thank you!

 

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂 

Why I love learning new languages?

Hello – Bonjour – Hola – 你 好

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I’ve always been so fascinated with languages (I don’t know if that’s because I grew up speaking 2 already or because I just really like learning about different languages and cultures)!

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Anyways.. It’s all just so fascinating to me…

…That people communicate in different languages that others don’t understand because the words are different.

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Think about it, when you speak English to your friend in a foreign country the people around you (locals) don’t know what you’re saying because they’ve never been introduced to that language.

Or, even better, when you go to a foreign country and don’t understand what people are telling you because the language is “weird” because it’s not what you grew up listening to and speaking.

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Even the English language has it’s differences throughout the world!

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One of the reasons why I love learning languages is because it not only helps you understand what people are saying to you, it also helps you better understand the culture.
…Think about this next time you go abroad:

Listen to people speak their native language and notice how natural it is for them (like you when you speak your native language), and then, try and have a conversation with them; chances are they will slow down their speech for you, and you will spend half of the conversation thinking about what to say next because you don’t want to embarrass yourself by saying the wrong word.

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Although it may it be difficult and embarrassing to learn a new language, it’s also one big reason why I love traveling so much; I can finally put my language learning to use and see if it is actually possible to learn a completely new language and be able to be understood as well as, understand, locals.

 

Thanks for reading! I hope this post inspired you to learn a new language and travel abroad to use your new, amazing & highly valued skill! 

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂

Nostalgia…

Why are we so afraid of being nostalgic? Why do we fear change?

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Although I don’t know the exact answers to those questions, I can say:

Don’t be afraid of nostalgia & change! 

Yes; they can make you sad, but they can also make you happy. 

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Whatever triggers an old memory within you means that “that thing” was a big part of your past and you are now realizing that you’ve moved on & grown up from it. 

That’s what memories are: Things we remember about the past because something in the present makes us think back to it. 

If you are remembering something, it normally means that you have changed and you’re not sure how or when it happened, so your brain is remembering what life was like earlier for you to see how far you’ve come. 

Don’t be afraid of nostalgia because it usually means that something in your life has changed; & change is a good thing. It means you’re learning and growing

 

Thanks for reading! 

-LiveForAdventure! 🙂