Why We Explore

Have you ever wondered why we explore? I know I always have. What is it about transporting ourselves into strange and new places that excites us so much?

"We dream about that beach, we dream about that sunset" (Screenshot/YouTube)
‘We dream about that beach, we dream about that sunset.’ (Screenshot/YouTube)

It turns out the journey is really a desire for self-transcendence.

It doesn't get much better than a camper van and a ocean sunset. (Screenshot/YouTube)
It doesn’t get much better than a camper van and an ocean sunset. (Screenshot/YouTube)

Sometimes our familiarity and our routines really prevent us from seeing the beauty and discovery right in front of us. Therefore, to get rid of that blindness, we need to break out and explore.

We need to break out of our routines to be able to see the beauty around us. This is why we find the need to explore. (Screenshot/YouTube)
Exploring helps us break out of our routines to be able to see the beauty around us. (Screenshot/YouTube)

This video is poetry in motion. It’s moving, it’s captivating, and it is making me want to book a plane ticket.

Sometimes you have to jump. (Screenshot/YouTube)
Sometimes you have to jump. (Screenshot/YouTube)

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