Do our grandparents feel something like wanderlust, too?
Thats an intersting topic to think about.
It’s obvious that many young people would love to travel and see the world these days.
The question is, did our parents or grandparents thought like us when they were young?
Most of them try to convince us today, that its the best to focus on our education or to work right after school.
Even more studying after school? Somehow a great deal of teens and young adults realize that a gap year is an awesome opportunity to see the world.
In my mind the older generations had these imaginations too but had no choice to do what they want.
A stricter upbringing and the wish/obligation to follow the parents business, combined with the even larger role money played, made it impossible for many to
transpose their dreams.
Luckily the mind of a whole generation changed with time (and is still changing), therefore we can live these wild imaginations in our heads.
Unfortunately there are still many parents that try to talk us out of our wanderlust.
Yes, we could have earned money in this time and Yes, we could have done something thats important for our career but don’t forget the most important!
The priceless experience we make when traveling and exploring the world.
Nothing can be more important than these breathtaking stories that form your character and the information how life feels in a totally different country or continent.
I think for most companies it should be more important to see a stay abroad in the curriculum vitae than an internship.
So in a nutshell wanderlust is a trend since the beginning of mankind. It’s anchored in our genes and we should allow it full bent.
Over time wanderlust should be more accepted and be seen as something beautiful. We should tell our kids the stories we have experienced and will experience in future.
Our children shouldn’t ask the question whether we feel wanderlust!