The one popular saying that really bugs me is the one that goes “you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all”. People apply it to all sorts of different things, usually when they’re just bored of looking at something. But to me, that’s the one saying that is most wrong. I much prefer this quote from The Lord of the Rings: “In every field and every wood there is a different green.” That’s the exact opposite to “you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all”.

Variety, and I hate to be cliche-ish, is the spice of life. I don’t like things being the same all the time. Changing things bugs me, but finding new things is the greatest thing possible.

That’s why I love to travel. I know that every place I go is going to be different. I knew a group of people who didn’t want to go to Vancouver for March Break because there wasn’t anything special about it. Just stupid old Vancouver, right? I don’t believe it at all. True, it sucked that our trip to Greece and Italy was cancelled, but a trip away is still going to be to a new place. Vancouver is different from Toronto, it’s different from Montreal, even though all three are still in this country. That’s the whole point of travelling. People said the opposite thing about going to Asia — it’d be too different. That’s the point, people!

I get bored with the same thing over and over. I like going away, experiencing new things. Have a sense of adventure, people! Notice for once that one is never representative of every other one! Look for a moment and see all the different greens. And keeping looking for another shade.

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