We’ve written about this before as a satire (here). And this is a follow up. If one reads up various posts and articles (such as this one for example), you might be tempted to simply find a box which you think you fit. That’s because we all have some form of confirmation bias and perform a kind of self service on ourselves. Very often we apply extremes on ourselves more than we should though exceptions apply.
This is almost like a lesson in behavioral science, and essentially many elements of it are. But of course we are only interested in one of the outcomes – how one approaches traveling.
We recall a song. And it goes like this ‘people are people so why should it be? You and I should get along so awfully’…oops anyone know Depeche Mode? Our point is this – that for all the studies in the world, there are so many characteristics of each individual that will not fit exactly into any “box” crafted out in a study. Especially not one that is pre-cast in a specific mould. Why people continue to say: ‘I’m a traveler as opposed being a tourist’ when there is so much of a blur between the two when compared holistically? Why tease out just the differences and not the similarities?
Does anyone really care how someone claims to be a traveler and not a tourist? Maybe this will set you off on your own philosophical journey. But this ends our take on this topic.
Heheh. We challenged you to consider signing up as part of the WTI’s certification programme in this post. Perhaps we need to repackage our business proposal?