You Will Not Gain Meaning By Traveling The World

Travel within.

Thought Catalog


“I don’t know what I want to do with my life,” he said with a startling flippancy. “I think I’m going to sign up for a work-abroad program and hope for the best.”

The late twenties have proven complicated for us Generation Y kiddos. What we were told, what we expected, and what we got all turned out to be completely different things. And — just in time for that quarter-life crisis — a lot of us aren’t sure where to find meaning anymore.

We wanted to find meaning in our careers, but after a string of free internships and a round of layoffs, the majority of us are just making due with whatever will pay the bills. We want to find meaning in deep, powerful relationships, but 21st century technology has made it too easy to keep every type of relationship — from the platonic to the romantic…

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