TRAVELLING AS A MEANS OF EDUCATION

Highlighting the educative value of travel Francis Bacon says in one of his essays – “TRAVELLING IN THE YOUNGER SORT IS A PART OF EDUCATION , IN THE ELDER A PART OF EXPERIENCE.” Travel is undoubtedly a great experience in life.Those who can afford to travel should never miss to do so.In the eighteenth century  travelling was regarded as a necessary part of one’s education.Even now-a-days high diplomatic personnel in every administration consists of widely travelled people.Even William Shakespeare has expressed his view on travelling as a means of education.He says,”HOME KEEPING YOUTHS HAVE HOMELY WITS.” Hence those who wish to sharpen their wits must go beyond the narrow limits of their native place.

Travelling is better than books in many respects.The former appeals to all the senses whereas the latter only to mind.What is seen and heard leaves a deeper and more lasting impression than what is read in books.Moreover , book knowledge is theoretical whereas travel trains us in the battle of life.It gives courage , confidence ,and real knowledge of men and things.It broadens our mental horizon , deepens our sympathies and sheds narrow communal , sectional or religious prejudices.

Today there are greater opportuities for travelling than in the past.It is more necessary in the world of today when so much false propaganda prevails against one another.One could not depend on newspapers and broadcasting systems of the world.If we have to know the truth about international affairs , we must travel and see things for ourselves.

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