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Do Not Be Afraid

At our Christmas Eve service, our pastor told the story of a teacher who gave an assignment. On a piece of paper, the professor had placed a dot in the center of the page. The students assignment was to write a paper about what they saw. All of the students except one, wrote about the dot and what it meant to them. One student wrote about the white space on the paper. He had understood what the teacher wanted. I think this can be related to travel. The dot on the paper only took up a small space on the page yet everyone focused on it. Do not be afraid, focus on the white space and not the dot and do not let your fears stop you from traveling.

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Not to mention that those fears are more or less irrational. Myself I am more afraid walking streets of a major American city than European one. Here I have no idea how many people around me are packing iron which in Europe is an absolute exception.

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As the proverb goes: Man suffers most from the suffering he fears, but never appears.

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One of my favorite travel quotes: “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” – John A. Shedd

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Here I have no idea how many people around me are packing iron which in Europe is an absolute exception.

I say a recent statistic that sates in the city of Geneva with a population of 188,000 only 8 people are licensed to carry... these are mainly court judges and certain retired police offers.