We are wired to be Semi-Nomadic.
I want to write about some of the feelings I’m getting by traveling to a new city and country after being stuck in Tbilisi Georgia because of Covid!
I feel that my mind feels highly stimulated. I feel on a high, and the reason is that I’m creating new inputs. For example.
- New city, buildings, weather, language, human shapes, tastes, and food.
- Trying to speak the local language and figuring out and understanding new words and phrases.
- Meeting new people and learning about their background, experiences, culture, and new emotions that come with all these interactions.
- Finding connections between different cultures, people, economies, languages, and societies overall.
- Sharing all these new thoughts, experiences, insights, languages, and perspectives with people at the local level and with the people I know across the world.
- Bringing new people together and share all that I have learned in other parts of the world.
I have lived in close to 18 different countries. So, I have learned and experienced some of the challenges when arriving in a new place and country. Here are some examples:
- Not knowing anyone, and feeling isolated
- Not being able to communicate properly with anyone
- Having difficulties being able to ask for basic help and assistance
- A feeling that you don't belong to this place
- Not being able to read anything around you.
As you can see, there are pros and cons to moving to a new city or country. But I came to realize that all deep learning experiences come with unavoidable uncomfortable feelings and pain — pain is unavoidable — . So I have come to accept uncomfortable feelings and pain, as part of doing interesting things in life. Pain is my close friend and ally!