Travelling, Thinking, Writing

“While I’m writing, I’m far away; and when I come back, I’ve gone,” said Pablo Neruda, capturing the journey-element of the mysterious process. 
Why do I need to travel to write?

Psychological studies have shown that an individual’s level of creativity (and the open-mindedness that facilitates it) can be directly influenced by the amount of traveling that they do. But perhaps more surprisingly, the creative benefit that an individual gains from traveling can be drastically impacted by how immersed they become into the culture that they’re visiting. 
People should not just aspire to travel, but also to immerse themselves into the different cultures, languages, and experiences that they encounter while abroad.

As I continued to collect these experiences, I eventually came to notice that they were changing the ways that I thought about design. I would approach problems through a different lens and be open to previously foreign styles of solutions.

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