Four Life Lessons I’ve Learned Traveling the World

by David Forest
Casey Research

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain advised: If you want to learn about life, get a job in the service industry.

Basic jobs teach critical skills, especially ones missing in many professional environments. You can learn a lot about yourself – and the world – dealing with an angry customer who blames you for his lobster coming out cold.

What I’ve learned throughout my 20-year career is that travel can offer the same benefits.

Sometimes, you need to change your view… to see clearer what’s around you all the time.

Fortunately, being a geologist provides ample opportunity to wander the globe. I’ve visited an amazing slate of far-flung places: Colombia, Brazil, Zambia, Myanmar, Laos, Russia, Mongolia, and the Czech Republic, to name a few.

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