It 's A Nomad World

1571 WordsJun 29, 20167 Pages
In “It’s A Nomad Nomad World”, Bruce Chatwin explains the value of travel in a human’s life and how one can benefit from it. A thesis to take away from the text is that humans are travellers at heart. When humankind is presented with a challenge, they are not prone to shying away; furthermore, once humans have started a journey they are admirably resilient to quitting, and finally; humans are constantly searching to experience new sights and sounds. Because of these traits, it is evident why humans are often found on journeys. As John Steinback once said, “People don’t take trips, trips take people”, emphasizing that although humans believe they are the ones who decide to embark on a trip, it is actually the opposite: they are unable to resist the temptation because of their inherent tendencies. Anyone can see why humans are travelers at heart since they strive to overcome obstacles, fulfill their commitments, and are intrinsically curious. It is common knowledge that while travelling one has a heightened risk of encountering various challenges, often these challenges present themselves in different forms. For example, there is the threat of danger; when venturing into unknown land one can never be sure of what they will encounter. In Jack Hitt’s biographical account of his pilgrimage, Off the Road, he encounters enemies in the form of dogs and deals with them accordingly while traversing the plains of Castille, a historical region in Spain: “[…] I bolt directly at my
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