El poder de los viajes | Alan Estrada | TEDxUANLMay 10, 2020
hello, good afternoon, well, we have a phrase back there that we have all heard, which is travel illustrates, it is probably one of the most popular and well-known phrases related to travel, I use it a lot, we have all used it, I remember but I do not remember why I lived that time but I remember when I began to study tourism about the grand tour more or less several centuries ago the young bourgeois traveled to a route through Europe that they called 'the great' and it was a route that they did to educate themselves to travel Europe More or less in a year the time depended on each one of them but they could see with their own eyes what before could only be seen in books you couldn't read but through that trip you could illustrate that phrase that is repeated and repeated It takes on a new meaning today and it is that today the technology that allows us and this is wonderful I love this that allows us to travel at a speed that was unimaginable before now we can take a plane and be in another continent in a matter of hours we have on the internet the wonder of the internet that keeps us connected or disconnected the social networks that inspire us to travel so that at the same time they give us that need and sometimes this anxiety of wanting to share our journeys sometimes it seems that if we did not upload it to instagram the trip we never did and it is very curious because now with the trips it is this question of whether technology helps us to be more present and aware of the places we visit or why On the contrary, it gives us the luxury or the misfortune of being able to cross the world without having the slightest awareness of the place we are stepping on, which is why this phrase will probably have to be rethought and I put it as a question today, travel illustrates In other words, today in the 21st century in the year 2019, travel illustrates the mere fact of leaving your house, taking a plane, a bus, a car, crossing the world or going to another Continent, another country, another city, is already in the act, saying that what we are going to do is return home transformed, that is, we are going to return being more honest, more respectful, more tolerant with our drilled ideas.
We travel to illustrate ourselves or we travel to illustrate our social networks. That is why I ask myself this question that probably through this question will lead us a way to answer that question if travel today enlightens us and it is traveling the same as going on vacation this is an idea that I was handling for years I have been traveling around the world with my blog for more or less 10 years, a little more traveling and recording them and I have the opportunity to travel the planet recording my content and sharing it on YouTube on my social networks on my live channel on my website and with the hope that the people who see me will be inspired and that at some point in their lives they will decide to partially or totally replicate my journeys or that they only be inspired to start their own adventures for many people and in the eyes of many I have what some say is the best job in the world but I faithfully believe that anyone who loves what they do has the best job in the world but that would be another talk there I am there and that is my job to generate content around travel and it has reconsidered many things about why I have been traveling all these years I say why because I am traveling because what is the need I have to travel and what is the message that I give it to the people who follow me because now I have seen in this more than a decade of traveling how travel has been transformed and how I have now found places where people literally line up hours to take a picture or the picture to posting on instagram is very curious because probably you and I discovered travel through what the tourism industry is, that is, you can approach a travel agency When you arrive, they will offer you a range of destinations, almost always the same, a route that you can replicate and will be replicated by thousands or even millions of people and the package will be more or less armed.
I would like to point out that this is bad, on the contrary, the tourism industry provides many jobs, neither in the concept of talking about traveling or vacationing. It is not my intention to say that one thing is better than the other, simply to understand that both have different objectives or motivations, therefore each When one of us understands this, we can accommodate it in our lives according to our priorities. Modern tourism was born a couple of centuries ago when the bourgeoisie began to have two things left over, time and money, and then they began to travel as fun for leisure, but the reality is that we we began to travel a lot before that, human beings are nomads, that is, before we moved out of necessity, we grabbed our little house our family our little animals and we changed looking for greener pastures we moved we traveled looking for abundance and a better place to live the need was the engine of our trips on the other hand there were also very brave and curious people who wanted to know what lay beyond on the other side of the mountain beyond that jungle and they undertook incredible expeditions in many or almost all cases a riesch earning a living to see what lay beyond and they crossed seas rivers jungles deserts forests to discover the world as we know it today therefore we as human beings began to travel out of necessity and curiosity much earlier than for fun or leisure and this is when it seems important to me to point out what the difference between traveling and vacationing is that I repeat, neither is better than the other simply in my point of view they have different places vacations for me are that moment that we all need and whoever says he is not lying we need a vacation to disconnect from the routine to disconnect from day to day to take a 'break' a parenthesis in our normal life so to speak then we can be comfortable for about two weeks how many do you want in cancun in an all inclusive hotel that they take care of us and be fun and happy for me those are vacations and they are necessary for every human being traveling for me is something else one of the things that surprises me is that more and more people have the opportunity to travel this is a Actually, you can see it.
There are more and more flights. There are more and more routes. There are more and more hotels. More and more cities are developing focusing on tourists. things give us, on the one hand, I think that vacations imply pleasure, that is, vacations must be pleasant, we must be comfortable on our vacations on the other hand the trip is not always pleasant the trip is not always comfortable because traveling if we travel out of necessity and curiosity we need to get out of our comfort zone which is a concept that we all know and we have talked a lot but for me I love to travel Leaving your comfort zone traveling is one of the most pleasant ways, I don't know, but at least sooner.
The curious thing about the comfort zone is that we can be there all day. It's like this circle in which I'm standing all our lives. We could be within the comfort zone because since his name doesn't say it, he's comfortable, we're comfortable here, nothing happens, but this is the problem, nothing happens, we are human beings who seek satisfaction, we want a purpose in life, we want more, and like a video game. the rewards of life are out of the comfort zone and you have to go for them is to go out and these rewards are in many ways they can be personal rewards educational work d and growth, even spiritual, the thing is that the comfort zone is malleable, it changes depending on what we do and what we hear leaving the comfort zone tomorrow is probably being within the comfort zone, therefore it requires an effort from each one of us to get out of it and go for the rewards that life offers us, that is why I wonder if the trips today, it seems to me that today we have the opportunity that the trip is not illustrated by its own will, that is, not it is automatic we live in a wonderful time the planet in which today we can all or almost all of us leave because I don't know if we fit on the plane but we are going to the monterrey airport we can take a plane that in 14 hours will leave us seoul korea in 14 hours we are on another continent in another country in a very difficult language to speak very difficult to read in a world completely different from our reality however modern times offer us the opportunity that it is still being in korea we can sleep in a chain hotel that looks a lot like the ones we have here two blocks away and we can have breakfast, lunch and dinner in an american franchise and then take a plane back home we were in korea we discovered what kimchi is the Korean barbecue the palaces today we can travel the world to eat in the same place that we have two blocks from our house but we have another opportunity that if we want the trips to illustrate us if we really want the trips to illustrate us we have to go With the willingness that trips illustrate us, we have the enormous opportunity to be the generation or generations that, if we upload things to networks, we take very beautiful photos, but those photos are the reflection or representation of a moment in which we learned in which we grew up. in which we understood in which we ask the place where we are we are interested in the place we are visiting the photos are the consequence of our trip and not l Because of why we do it, we can be the generation or generations that do not run away from the cliché but embrace it We embrace the cliché to try to understand it and thus reinterpret it We have all heard that there are no more places in the world to discover and we probably get into it on instagram we always see the same and the same places but that's a lie there are places out there to discover and even if they don't exist even if we are not 'Christopher Columbus' traveling is discovering our own version of the world for a European leaving for the first time his continent and he visits our continent he is discovering america for him if we step foot in a city for the first time we are discovering it for ourselves no matter how many footprints there are on the land we are stepping on we have to discover our own version of the world we are we have the opportunity to be the generation that is interested in the places they visit that remembers that we can travel out of necessity and curiosity ity and we can remember that to motivate our trips not to educate and form part of our personal training we can be the generation that travels with respect with tolerance that is interested in the places they visit and that resumes traveling as they did or did before Travel is illustrated as long as we want to be illustrated and for me that is the wonder of traveling and if we grab our backpack, our suitcase and go out into the world that is waiting for us there, a world is out there waiting for all of us and we ask and we have the curiosity and desire and we cry out to the world to illustrate us to help us grow and we understand that travel can be part of our personal formation of our spiritual growth of our process as human beings we are going to give them the place they deserve And then when we travel and think of a land that is not ours and if we display a huge smile, a tear watching a sunset and we return We will go home transformed.
I am sure that all of us are going to want a pleasant and well-deserved vacation. Thank you very much.
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