Watching 'The Beach' (again) recently, I was struck by this quotation from the film which I just loved. Must have missed it the first time around. I'm not a huge fan of DiCaprio, and I hated the way that the British tourist in the novel got 'Americanised' for the US market (or should that be 'AmericaniZed'?) but, hey, it's still a good movie.
Mine is a generation that circles the globe, and searches for something we haven’t tried before.
So, never refuse an invitation, never resist the unfamiliar, never fail to be polite and never outstay your welcome. Just keep your mind open and suck in the experience.
And if it hurts, you know what? It’s probably worth it.