Too often people feel they need to go somewhere foreign, ingest something foreign, or talk to someone foreign to gain a different perspective.
Like a seemingly wrong note played on an instrument, we can turn it into the right note with what we do afterwards. Meaning, we can learn from our mistakes and benefit from the mistake.
If we were all without knowledge, or ignorant, then our government could do whatever they please and we would not even question them. Once we gain knowledge, and only then, do we become difficult to govern.
We must strive to master our own minds. When things happen in our lives, we must not give these things complete power over our emotions. We cannot let an external influence dictate whether we are happy or sad. We have the power, the ability to control this ourselves.
We can see and appreciate so much more beauty if we simply learn to alter our perception. Take in the great beauty of the world, it is quite a wonderment.