An intimate discussion of the transformative power of traveling and living abroad… or not?
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This topic stems from a discussion the two of us were having while we were stuck in the back of an Uber on the way to find our Patreon gifts, and that discussion was: How much does living overseas change you as a person?
Evo’s lived deep in the "travel blogger" world where there the transformative power of travel is common theme, and that if you take a 6-month sabbatical, gap year, or whatever... you'll come back a changed person. But from his perspective, it's all crap.
Greg experience is quite difference, having personally been transformed by one fateful trip to Thailand (oddly enough.) And more recently, he’s noticing just how divergent his views are from those of his lifelong friends who never left their hometown.
Not sure where you stand on the issue? Do you think living overseas really does change you? Or does living overseas appeal to a certain type of person that doesn’t need to be changed? Listen in and see which one of us you side with at the end. (And yes, we’re still friends!)
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