Sully Misses the Point

Sullivan has been heading these quotes 'How Travel Narrows the Mind', but as the David Foster Wallace and GK Chesterton quotes make explicit (and is implicit in the Emerson) it's not travel that's the issue, it's tourism.

When you go to a place with something to do, you do that thing, and by doing so you have immersed yourself in that place. When you go to a place with nothing to do, but go merely to spectate, you run the risk of turning that place into your personal zoo, and end up demeaning both yourself and those on the other side of the bars.

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