"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth..."
Since I've been home after another season in Central America, it's hard to not appreciate the tiniest things we Canadians take for granted: drinking tap water, constant electricity, hot showers and flushing toilet paper - let alone the diversity of people, healthcare and freedom and ability to leave our country to begin with. Let's never take traveling - or being Canadian - for granted.
Here's a Morning Maté freeflowing dialogue I filmed last month doing a research mission for Momentom Collective's Artist Residency in Nicaragua next year - Circus Island. It discusses why stepping outside of the stale classroom of your home country is more important today than ever before: