I love travel. I always feel there’s a takeaway or lesson to be learnt from visiting another country. I returned from a 2 week vacation to Thailand and it showed me that the things we think, talk and care about at home can be very similar abroad. For example, we all want friendships, medical care and a stable income. What we think, talk and care about can also be very different. Celebrity culture differs greatly among countries. The celebrities and influencers that we’re obsessed with in the West are overlooked and unknown in Thailand. Similarly the celebrities and influencers in Thailand are probably unknown to most Westerners.
I couldn’t help but think about the aspirations of the people in Thailand as I visited different areas of Bangkok, Phuket and Chiang Mai. What are their hopes, dreams and ambitions? Are they the same as mine? It made me wonder about other countries. It’s so easy to become egocentric, thinking that the world thinks exactly like you do. Travel rids you of this notion. I’d love to hear about aspirations of people in your country.