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“HAVE A SAFE TRIP!”
She was just being kind — I know that. I’d told my friend I was going to spend the week in Costa Rica, and when we finished our conversation, she said what nearly everyone says to someone about to depart on a trip.
“Have a safe trip!”
I immediately chafed. I hate it when that’s used as a farewell. But she was just being kind — so I didn’t call her out on it. I just smiled, thanked her, and walked off, feeling slightly annoyed after what had been an otherwise pleasant conversation.
Look, let me acknowledge this up-front: this is a quibble. It’s not a hill I particularly want to die on, and if friends and family say “have a safe trip!” when I leave for my next vacation, I’m not going to tear them a new asshole. Because if I did that, I would be an insufferable turd.
But our language matters. It tells us, in subtle ways, what we really think about the world. When I was younger, I heard “have a fun trip” more frequently. I like “have a fun trip,” because it’s exactly what I want to do when I go on a trip: have fun. And when someone says, “have a fun trip,” they are basically saying they see the world as a fun place. It’s a place where you can have adventures, have new experiences, see new things, meet new people, eat new foods.
“Have a safe trip” is, likewise, a very kind thing to say. But it betrays a different worldview. It’s a worldview that says, “the world is dangerous, and I hope it doesn’t hurt you.” It still comes from a place of kindness — but it also comes from a place of fear. It comes from a place of xenophobia. The implication is that here, at home, you are safe. There, abroad, you are not.
Imagine for a minute, that you are sending your kid off to school. What do you say to them?
“Have a great day at school!”
“Learn something new!”
What would you be saying to them if, for a day, you said, “Have a safe day at school!”
Children are sensitive to this sort of thing — saying, “have a safe day” implies that there is a possibility that their day will not be safely navigated. It implies, so, so subtly, that their safety is at risk. If I had heard that from my mom as I left for school in the fourth grade, I would’ve felt a mild sense of dread.
“What does she know about school that I don’t?”
The thing is — school shootings have been on the rise for a couple of decades now. We understand that schools are not an ironclad safe place for kids to be. But, while the number of school shootings is shamefully high, we also understand that our kids are still not at all likely to be involved in one, and that we shouldn’t have that threat color the entire educational experience.
The understanding is that there are risks inherent in living, and that a life spent fixating on the risks instead of enjoying and exploring the wonders of the day-to-day is a life poorly spent.
Undoubtedly, there are risks when you travel. You can be mugged, robbed, pickpocketed. You can be assaulted. You can be hit by a car, your plane can crash, and you can trip on a set of stairs that doesn’t have a railing and fall and break your neck. But the proper response to these risks is to simply take precautions — read up on which neighborhoods in your destination city have higher crime rates. Be careful when you cross the road. Pay attention on strange stairways. The response isn’t “never get on a staircase.” “Never go near a car.”
The news depicts the world as a dangerous place. And that’s because it’s the nature of the news — it’s just not newsworthy to publish the headline “EVERYTHING’S STILL OKAY IN PARIS.” We may say we’d like the news to be more positive — but we wouldn’t read that article.
So we get news that emphasizes violence, war, terror, and want. It paints a scary picture. But it’s an incomplete one.
Steven Pinker, a Harvard psychologist, has looked at the numbers over the course of human history, and he says that, worldwide, violence has declined significantly in recent decades. There are parts of the world that are unsafe — Syria’s not the best place to be hanging out right now, for example — but as a whole, there has never been a safer time to be alive.
It’s incredible what a small change of words can do to our way of thinking about the world. For example, next time you’re dealing with a problem in your personal life, try changing the label “problem” to “puzzle.” See? That problem is an opportunity, now! It’s a challenge that is specifically designed to be solved! The world is your oyster!
Look: We’re all going to die. Life is a minefield, and no one (yet) has made it all the way through*. But we can choose whether to live life with a sense of dread or a sense of wonder. Have a fun trip. Don’t have a safe one. Choose adventure, not fear.
*I’m sorry if I’m the first person to break this to you. If it helps, I like to substitute the word “minefield” with “raptorfield,” which I find at least makes the idea a little sexier. What’s a raptorfield, you ask? This is a raptorfield:
Well to me I think that you have to leave your burdens, your stress, and your Quotes about traveling often have a message of being free from.
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If you're not sure what to write in a Christmas card, Smith recommends keeping it short and simple. Summarize an accurate reflection of your positive life events — no boasting or embellishing — and feel free to include a photo or two. Just don’t forget to “include well wishes to others in addition to your update,” says Smith. “After all, the holiday letter is part of your season's greeting to others.” Yet even when we think we have a lot to share, we often end up with writer's block, staring at a blank card without any idea of what to say. Need a little guidance? These simple Christmas wishes will help you get started writing thoughtful notes for all the special people in your life.
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up vote 0 down vote. Safe travels - is a polite way of wishing someone a safe journey, where ever they may be headed, as well as a good time.
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“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller
“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Unknown
“I am not a great book, I am not a great artist, but I love art and I love food, so I am the perfect traveller.” – Michael Palin
“I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher
“He who does not travel does not know the value of men.” – Moorish proverb
“People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck
“The best journeys in life are those that answer questions you never thought to ask.” ― Rich Ridgeway
“To travel is to evolve.” – Pierre Bernardo
Take the first step, the rest will follow. Book the ticket, apply for the job, send the email, jump into the water. The rest gets easier from there. – Abi from http://www.insidethetravellab.com/
“A person does not grow from the ground like a vine or a tree, one is not part of a plot of land. Mankind has legs so it can wander.” ― Roman Payne, The Wanderess
“Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard
“You don’t have to be rich to travel well.” – Eugene Fodor
“He who is outside his door has the hardest part of his journey behind him.” – Dutch Proverb
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” – Mark Twain
“He who would travel happily must travel light.” – Antoine de St. Exupery
“Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.” – Anatole France
“It is not down in any map; true places never are.” – Herman Melville
It’s never too late to have a life you love. Don’t ever feel like you’ve missed the boat, don’t have what it takes or can’t achieve your dreams. Instead of removing your dreams, remove the doubts and fears keeping you from them. It’s never, ever too late. – Phoebe from https://littlegreybox.net
“Without travel I would have wound up a little ignorant white Southern female, which was not my idea of a good life.” – Lauren Hutton
“I met a lot of people in Europe. I even encountered myself.” – James Baldwin
“I was not born for one corner. The whole world is my native land.” – Seneca
“Travelling — it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta
“Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” — Lawrence Block
“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius
“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Scott Cameron
“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.” – Oscar Wilde
“The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.” – Rudyard Kipling
“Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.” – Alan Keightley
“Tourists visit. Travellers explore.” – Unknown
If you don’t do it now, when will you do it? -Monica from http://thetravelhack.com/
“Travelling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.'” – Lisa St. Aubin de Teran
“I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on Earth. Then I ask myself the same question.” – Harun Yahya
“Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.” – Ernest Hemingway
“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.” – Unknown
“The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.” – Henry David Thoreau
“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca
“NOT I – NOT ANYONE else, can travel that road for you, You must travel it for yourself.” – Walt Whitman
“You don’t choose the day you enter the world and you don’t chose the day you leave. It’s what you do in between that makes all the difference.” – Anita Septimus
“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends… The mind can never break off from the journey.” – Pat Conroy
“When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.” ― Clifton Fadiman
“I haven’t been everywhere but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag
“Remember that happiness is a way of travel – not a destination.” – Roy M. Goodman
“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” – Bill Bryson
“My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.” ― Steve McCurry
“The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.” – Shirley MacLaine
The biggest addiction a person can have is discovering the unknown. Once it takes hold, there is no getting out and the only way to get your fix is by pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and exploring new horizons, cultural, and places. – Stephen from A Backpacker’s Tale
“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”― Andre Gide
“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
“If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space.” ― Unknown
“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” ― John A. Shedd
“A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” – John Steinbeck
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ― Mark Twain
“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware.” ― Martin Buber
“May your adventures bring you closer together, even as they take you far away from home.” ― Trenton Lee Stewart
“Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
“Make voyages! Attempt them… there’s nothing else.” – Tennessee Williams
“To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” ― Freya Stark
“The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” ― G.K. Chesterton
The more borders you cross, the more your mind opens — Paul from Global Help Swap
“One travels to run away from routine, that dreadful routine that kills all imagination and all our capacity for enthusiasm.” – Ella Maillart
“Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.” – Robert Frost
“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” – James Michener
“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
“When overseas you learn more about your own country, than you do the place you’re visiting.” – Clint Borgen
“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.” – Babs Hoffman
“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu
“Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.” – Irving Wallace
“A traveller without observation is a bird without wings.” — Moslih Eddin Saadi
“I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.” – Caskie Stinnett
“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru
“Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.” – Unknown (thanks to Melissa Bond for the contribution!)
“Investment in travel is an investment in yourself.” – Matthew Karsten
“It is better to travel well then to arrive.” – Buddha
“Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aristotle
“We all become great explorers during our first few days in a new city, or a new love affair.” – Mignon McLaughlin
“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin
“Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you traveled.” – Mohammed
“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” – Lin Yutang
“The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton
“Adventure without risk is Disneyland.” – Doug Coupland
“If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears.” – Cesare Pavese
“How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.” – R. Buckminster Fuller
“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” – Rosalia de Castro
“I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment” – Hilaire Belloc
“If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey most of us would never start out at all.” – Dan Rather
“The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.” – Samuel Johnson
“Airplane travel is nature’s way of making you look like your passport photo.” – Al Gore
“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travellers don’t know where they’re going.” – Paul Theroux
“It is not fit that every man should travel; it makes a wise man better, and a fool worse.” – William Hazlitt
“You develop a sympathy for all human beings when you travel a lot.” – Shakuntala Devi
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