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The road less traveled

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Science  06 Jul 2018:
Vol. 361, Issue 6397, pp. 102
DOI: 10.1126/science.361.6397.102

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  • RE: The Road We Must Take
    • Samhita K, Psychologist, Teacher, Researcher, Poet, Writer

    The article titled "The road less traveled" by Allison Perrigo elucidates his travels as a working professional. One travels not just for pleasure but for the soul to grow. When we travel, we traverse distances externally, whereas the soul traverses miles internally. It is a sort of spiritual growth.
    All that Perrigo needed was an internet connection and his laptop to continue working wherever he was located in the world. It was a leap that was worth it for him. Although in the initial stage, he felt like questioning his decision to travel widely, it bore fruit later on. His adventurous exploits in 18 different nations kept his spirit bright. His experiences show that there is no single way of living or doing things. In a sense, it is a sort of silent rebellion that the author undertakes in his journey. There is no hard and fast rule that holidaying cannot be accompanied by hard work. Vacations and relaxation can go hand in hand with occupational effort, as this article depicts.
    When one travels and works side by side, it provides one with an intellectually enriching experience, which cannot possibly be paralleled with mundane work atmospheres. There is no autocratic boss to report to, nor any office politics in such a case. It is just being in nature's lap, unwinding, learning and growing. This article is inspirational and can serve as a source of inspiration for new companies worldwide, which can incorporate some of the ideas shared in the arti...

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