Samuel Jerome and Richnightder

Samuel Jerome and Richnightder
Our boys in Haiti

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

travel is the enemy of biggotry

I watched a really neat show last night on PBS. It was about two guys from New York City who decided to re-trace Marco Polo's journey. Their trip lasted something crazy like 720 days or so, and they travelled to some very remote places and experienced life in very different cultures.

What they said at the end of the program was something I have tried to articulate to many, many people before but have never been successful. One of the guys said, "Travel is the enemy of biggotry." How absolutely true is that?? If only people who carry prejudice and biggotry could travel and experience the fact that people are people the world over regardless of skin color, our world would be a nicer place.

3 comments:

Jenn said...

What a great quote! To travel the world and see that regardless of religion or race we are all more alike than different. This is one of the main reasons I think travel with our kids is such an awesome experience.

Brent and Lori said...

as long as you're willing to EXPERIENCE your destinations and BE... absolutely true. I know people who have "been to Haiti" on a cruise ship... "Oh, sweet friend," I want to say, "you STILL haven't BEEN to Haiti"

Tifanni said...

Wow, I feel bummed that I missed a cool show. I love the quote :)