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Incredible Things About Traveling You Can Learn From These 15 Inspiring Movies

Incredible Things About Traveling You Can Learn From These 15 Inspiring Movies

I enjoy traveling. It’s an amazing experience to explore this big world, understand different culture and meet people from around the world. How will you ever know what another country is really like if you’ve never been there? Besides, it’s such a big world out there that we’ll regret not seeing it with our own eyes before we die.

Here I’ve collected some of the incredible things about traveling from 15 movies which will get you pack your stuff and go traveling.

1. Life’s too short to stay in the same place, a big world is out there. Traveling widens your horizon and helps you feel the world.

“To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.” – From The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

Ben Stiller in a still from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

    2. Sometimes to travel is the best reason to go traveling. Why do you need to give yourself different reasons just to take on a fun journey?

    “Miner’s Wife: Are you two looking for work?
    Ernesto Guevara de la Serna: No, we aren’t looking for work.
    Miner’s Wife: No?… Then why are you traveling?
    Ernesto Guevara de la Serna: We travel just to travel.”
    – From “Motorcycle Diaries”

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      3. Traveling takes you not only to a different place, but a different stage of life.

      “You wake up at Seatac, SFO, LAX. You wake up at O’Hare, Dallas-Fort Worth, BWI. Pacific, mountain, central. Lose an hour, gain an hour. This is your life, and it’s ending one minute at a time. You wake up at Air Harbor International. If you wake up at a different time, in a different place, could you wake up as a different person?” – From Edward Norton in Fight Club

      Fight Club (1999) Edward Norton and Brad Pitt (Screengrab)

        4. Not everything can be expected is what makes traveling exciting. Things just won’t always go the way you want as you travel.

        “I love waking up in the morning not knowing what’s gonna happen or who I’m gonna meet, where I’m gonna wind up.” – From Jack in Titanic

        jack

          5. The best things’ not always mentioned in your map or guidebooks, you need to explore the world on your own.

          “We do not follow maps to buried treasure and X never, ever marks the spot.” – From Indiana Jones in “Last Crusade”

          indi jones

            6. Traveling enriches your experience, it changes you in a way you never expected.

            “Wandering around our America has changed me more than I thought. I am not me any more. At least I’m not the same me I was.” – From Ernesto Guevara de la Serna in “Motorcycle Diaries”

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              7. You never know the differences between one place and another until you really have been there and experience them.

              Vincent: Yeah, baby, you’d dig it the most. But you know what the funniest thing about Europe is?
              Jules: What?
              Vincent: It’s the little differences. I mean, they got the same shit over there that we got here, but it’s just…it’s just there it’s a little different.
              – From Pulp Fiction

              pulp fiction

                8. Traveling with fear is alright, it won’t hurt you.

                “I told myself spreading news was part of a traveler’s nature, but if I was being completely honest, I was just like everybody else: shit-scared of the great unknown. Desperate to take a little piece of home with me.” – From Richard in The Beach

                the beach

                  9. Don’t stay in your comfort zone, try exotic places where you can gain new perspectives of life.

                  “English, who needs that? I’m never going to England” – From Homer Simpson

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                    10. It’s okay to feel lost when you travel. You don’t always have to know where you are to go on with your journey.

                    “We haven’t located us yet.” – From The Darjeeling Limited

                    The Darjeeling Limited

                      11. As you go on traveling and visiting more places, you start to realize how sweet your home really is.

                      “There’s no place like home” – From The Wizard of Oz

                      wizard of oz

                        12. The people you travel with are as important as the places you travel to. They are people who can make your journey memorable.

                        “Let’s never come here again because it would never be as much fun.” – From Charlotte in Lost in Translation

                        lost in translation

                          13. Traveling’s not about having a luxurious trip all the time, it’s about the experience of a different country and different culture.

                          “I’m not really wealthy as such but it I want to stay in the Hilton I could do it, but to me, to stay in the hostels and such, that’s really travel.” – From A Map For Saturday

                          A-map-for-saturday

                            14. Indeed there are unfortunate people who really can’t afford to travel, but most people only blind themselves with excuses to stay in their comfort zone and are not willing to take on an adventure.

                            “Most people don’t have the luxury of just leaving it all behind.” – From The Way

                            the way

                              15. Adventure is out there, as simple as that! Travel around and you can create remarkable memories in life.

                              “Adventure is out there!” – From Up

                              up

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                                The 10 Essential Habits of Positive People

                                The 10 Essential Habits of Positive People

                                Are you waiting for life events to turn out the way you want so that you can feel more positive about your life? Do you find yourself having pre-conditions to your sense of well-being, thinking that certain things must happen for you to be happier? Do you think there is no way that your life stresses can make you anything other than “stressed out” and that other people just don’t understand?  If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, you might find yourself lingering in the land of negativity for too long!

                                The following are some tips to keep positive no matter what comes your way. This post will help you stop looking for what psychologists call “positivity” in all the wrong places!  Here are the ten essential habits of positive people.

                                1. Positive people don’t confuse quitting with letting go.

                                Instead of hanging on to ideas, beliefs, and even people that are no longer healthy for them, they trust their judgement to let go of negative forces in their lives.  Especially in terms of relationships, they subscribe to The Relationship Prayer which goes:

                                 I will grant myself the ability to trust the healthy people in my life … 

                                To set limits with, or let go of, the negative ones … 

                                And to have the wisdom to know the DIFFERENCE!

                                 2.  Positive people don’t just have a good day – they make a good day.

                                Waiting, hoping and wishing seldom have a place in the vocabulary of positive individuals. Rather, they use strong words that are pro-active and not reactive. Passivity leads to a lack of involvement, while positive people get very involved in constructing their lives. They work to make changes to feel better in tough times rather than wish their feelings away.

                                3. For the positive person, the past stays in the past.

                                Good and bad memories alike stay where they belong – in the past where they happened. They don’t spend much time pining for the good ol’ days because they are too busy making new memories now. The negative pulls from the past are used not for self-flagellation or unproductive regret, but rather productive regret where they use lessons learned as stepping stones towards a better future.

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                                4. Show me a positive person and I can show you a grateful person.

                                The most positive people are the most grateful people.  They do not focus on the potholes of their lives.  They focus on the pot of gold that awaits them every day, with new smells, sights, feelings and experiences.  They see life as a treasure chest full of wonder.

                                5. Rather than being stuck in their limitations, positive people are energized by their possibilities.

                                Optimistic people focus on what they can do, not what they can’t do.  They are not fooled to think that there is a perfect solution to every problem, and are confident that there are many solutions and possibilities.  They are not afraid to attempt new solutions to old problems, rather than spin their wheels expecting things to be different this time.  They refuse to be like Charlie Brown expecting that this time Lucy will not pull the football from him!

                                6. Positive people do not let their fears interfere with their lives!

                                Positive people have observed that those who are defined and pulled back by their fears never really truly live a full life. While proceeding with appropriate caution, they do not let fear keep them from trying new things. They realize that even failures are necessary steps for a successful life. They have confidence that they can get back up when they are knocked down by life events or their own mistakes, due to a strong belief in their personal resilience.

                                7. Positive people smile a lot!

                                When you feel positive on the inside it is like you are smiling from within, and these smiles are contagious. Furthermore, the more others are with positive people, the more they tend to smile too! They see the lightness in life, and have a sense of humor even when it is about themselves. Positive people have a high degree of self-respect, but refuse to take themselves too seriously!

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                                8. People who are positive are great communicators.

                                They realize that assertive, confident communication is the only way to connect with others in everyday life.  They avoid judgmental, angry interchanges, and do not let someone else’s blow up give them a reason to react in kind. Rather, they express themselves with tact and finesse.  They also refuse to be non-assertive and let people push them around. They refuse to own problems that belong to someone else.

                                9. Positive people realize that if you live long enough, there are times for great pain and sadness.

                                One of the most common misperceptions about positive people is that to be positive, you must always be happy. This can not be further from the truth. Anyone who has any depth at all is certainly not happy all the time.  Being sad, angry, disappointed are all essential emotions in life. How else would you ever develop empathy for others if you lived a life of denial and shallow emotions? Positive people do not run from the gamut of emotions, and accept that part of the healing process is to allow themselves to experience all types of feelings, not only the happy ones. A positive person always holds the hope that there is light at the end of the darkness.  

                                10. Positive person are empowered people – they refuse to blame others and are not victims in life.

                                Positive people seek the help and support of others who are supportive and safe.They limit interactions with those who are toxic in any manner, even if it comes to legal action and physical estrangement such as in the case of abuse. They have identified their own basic human rights, and they respect themselves too much to play the part of a victim. There is no place for holding grudges with a positive mindset. Forgiveness helps positive people become better, not bitter.

                                How about you?  How many habits of positive people do you personally find in yourself?  If you lack even a few of these 10 essential habits, you might find that the expected treasure at the end of the rainbow was not all that it was cracked up to be. How could it — if you keep on bringing a negative attitude around?

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                                I wish you well in keeping positive, because as we all know, there is certainly nothing positive about being negative!

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