“The experiences of mankind are infinitely more complex and interesting than we could ever imagine when we gaze out from our own static narrow vantage point and it is hence a basic courtesy we should pay to the planet and its many lands to remain at all times open, curious and modest before their manifold mysteries.”
-Alain de Botton
Alain’s words evoke the spirit of errantry. It is a commandment equally applicable when reading a newspaper at home or backpacking in some far-flung place. They are words to live by in an age of meaningless distractions.