Most probably you have seen his face somewhere before. Facebook, Youtube, LinkedIn and possibly every social network has shared his name a few times.
Jay Shetty lived as a monk for 3 years and built philanthropic ventures. Today he is a host, storyteller, viral content creator and experiment maker. It’s been a mission of him to spread knowledge at the pace we want entertainment, something he likes to call making wisdom go viral. Since launching is channel in 2016, he has garnered over 4 billion views and 24+ million followers.
In this video, Jay Shetty speaks about the benefits of travelling and about he has learnt from travel.
“1) Travelling makes you a better learner. Travelling empowers the learner inside of us. Increases our curiosity and humility. The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that kids who study abroad were more humble than those who didn’t travel.
2) Travelling makes you sharper. Being in the outdoors refreshes your senses in a way no office air ever could. The latest evidence in the Journal of Environmental Psychology, researchers found that people who simply looked at the photo of nature for only 40 seconds had improved focus and performance on their next task.
3) Travelling increases your faith in humanity. Maddox found in his research that travelling the world increases your faith in humanity. The more foreign countries people travel to the more their sense of generalized trust increases. Seeing all of the good that exists in the world, makes it easier to trust that most people, for the most part, are just trying to do the right thing.
4) Travelling makes you more creative. A recent study from the Academy of Management Journal found that people who worked overseas were more imaginative and inspired than those who stayed in their home country. People who integrate a new culture into their identities are more creative in their long run. Doing as the locals do for an extended period of time, opens up your mind forcing you to think in different ways, and bounce around between different ideas. It’s a concept scientist called, COGNITIVE FLEXIBILITY. And the more cognitive flexible you are, the more creative you will be.
5) Travelling gives you a wider perspective. Travel gives you a bird’s eye view. Travelling helps us look at our lives from a distance both physically and metaphorically. And when you do that, you’re able to see things a lot more clearly.
6) Travelling makes us happier. A new study from the Psychological Science found that anticipating an experience before it even happened, makes you happier than if you’re waiting for something tangible like a new smartphone.
7) Travelling makes you more patient. Dealing with delays, mishaps, and different cultures doing travels makes you much more patient and understanding person overall.
And this is my favourite though, at first travel leaves you speechless, and then it turns you into a storyteller. “
by Jay Shetty
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