Wie (niet) reist is gek

“On the basis of amazement, a person can become genuinely happy. I found a likeminded individual in this Dutch psychologist: “Of all the ways to sustain our spirit, travelling is the most gratifying and natural method”. I completely concur. Dijksterhuis offers six reasons. Greater empathy, it offers space, it stimulates creativity, you seem to have more time, travel makes you happy. In my opinion, it should be part of the learning plan for 10 to 18-year-olds: to get to know the ‘anatomy of wonderment’, travel as a ritual in development, to round a headland alone … What are we waiting for when it comes to including ‘learn to travel’ within education?” — Filip Standaert, Handelsreizigers in ideeën

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