Does anyone else have parents or relatives who think the idea of travelling is extremely stupid?
>>1576862Are you from a 3rd world/poor shithole OP? Or are your parents just retards?
>>1576862My parents think traveling is great, but not alone, and not often, and not away from Europe.
>>1576877Not OP but my parents are soi-based California drumpf haters who would have an aneurysm if I visited any wrongthink places like Russia or India or Austria
my parents encourage me to go anywhere in the world. except africa and the middle east
>>1576877They are just retards. I live in the coastal part of California
>>1576862My mom was super on board with my Caucasus trip... Then again after lebanon and egypt I think she thinks ill be fine anywhere.
I have my own budget, own life, they have no say in this.
My folks have their own kind of wanderlust, so they're fine with me traveling.However I find issue as a 30 something man to still tell mommy and daddy if Im traveling abroad anywhere. It just feels like some kind of obligation responsibility to tell them? But at the same time I dont want them to know if I get up to any kind of degenerate behavior.
>>1577127It's best somebody knows your travel plans in case you don't make it back.
My mom blew a gasket after I told her I was going to Poland, Ukraine, and Serbia. Then again I’m American and I was going solo and was only 19 at the time. After I showed her my Azerbaijani visa and told her I was going to the Caucasus and Turkey she didn’t talk to me for like 3 days lmao. Now I just don’t tell her where I’m going until I’m there or after I’ve gotten back. Sometimes I hit her with the, “well mom Istanbul is safer than Atlanta, Brussels, or Paris” and then she’ll usually close her mouth. My dad thinks traveling is a waste of money so I just don’t tell him at all. Same with my grandparents. They hate anything not American but they’ll probably catch on after the 47th time of me going to New York
>>1577172This is just sad. Thought people like this were just memes.
>>1577172>>1577179My parents are the same. We live in London but they think any other city is incredibly unsafe, and that I'll die as soon as I step out of the plane. My mom had a fucking panic attack when I told her I'm going traveling, started screaming at me and going crazy. My dad started lecturing me that I should get a mortgage instead with the money I'm making. Great, yeah, let me saddle myself with a mortgage at 21 and never see any of the world. They basically think I'm pathetic, useless and a waste of space (they tell me this outright) because I'm not leading a "normal" life.Sorry, bit of a rant there
>>1577190That is so weird when travelling is regarded as a good way to evolve and grow as a person, traditionnally speaking.
>>1576882>RussiaOk I can somewhat see that if they are extremists>IndiaWait wut.. India is usually seen as a spiritual country by liberals and is fairly western alligned and a democracy>AustriaOk now you are just trolling or your parents are legitimately retarded. Austria is one of the most liberal countries in the world and Bernie Sanders would be considered right wing there.
Too many trips to SEA and HK. My father already knows that I'm a sexpat, my mother think that I go there to scuba diving (it's true, but I do it just a few days)It's my money and my life. The rest of the family doesnt give a shit and my friends with girlfriends are jelaous as hell.
>>1577196Their mindset is "why do you need to travel to grow". Maturity in their eyes is staying put and doing the traditional adult things like getting a house. Dunno, maybe because they were raised in a socialist eastern european country where travel was pretty much prohibited.
>>1576862They know they can't stop me, but what I tell them does depend on the nature of the trip - if it's someplace I can convince my mother is safe, I'll simply tell them, but given that she likes travelling herself only genuinely sketchy places fall under this. The kind of countries that are usually labelled as 'reconsider your need to travel' or 'do not travel' when you check government warnings, in which case I'll just not mention that part of the trip and tell about it later when I'm back home safe and sound. My father gives few fucks.
I always feel bad for travelling because I live with my mother and since it's just me and her I have to leave her on her own for weeks at a time. Whenever I tell her I'm going somewhere she's 'supportive' (not that I need support but I don't know how else to word it, she approves maybe?) but she always seems a bit sad about it. She does all the typical 'stay safe' and worrying and stuff I think she probably cries when I leave. I am 25 years old and should have moved out by now but have never been able to afford it, it's probably going to feel horrible when I actually do leave home for goodI don't talk to my dad much, we email now and again, he always seems interested when I tell him and he always has stories to share because he did a lot of travelling as well. He actually moved abroad when my parents split up so I guess he knows what's up.
>>1577283I'm early 20s and one of the reasons I travel is because it's how I can be alone without moving out -- it's too expensive here, too. I feel bad for how much my mum worries too... and it's why I'll probably never have kids. I'll always be freaking out about if they're safe and I don't want to feel that or limit them because of it
>>1577203Isn't a centre-right party in coalition with the right populist (called far-right party founded by ex-Nazis) Freedom party in power atm in Austria?I think Vienna is meant to be very liberal but the more rural parts are sort of like redneck Germany.I can imagine American liberals being butthurt about countries voting for populists and flow migrant restrictions.
>>1577321*migrant flow restrictions
>>1577118>>1577135Birthplace of moustache man
>>1577127I don’t see a problem with that. Someone should always know where you’re going just in case shit goes south, no matter if you’re 18, 30, or 75
>>1577235That is maturity anon, not the only thing but a big part of it. Its about becoming responsible and securing your future and while travel can do the former its not always possible for it to secure the latter. If they did come from nothing and saw nothing (as only the rich and elites travelled, and even today it can be the same) then you can understand that from their viewpoint, its a wasteful endeavour. All mums are like that, the dad I can understand but obviously lack context. But yeh your 21 so still travel lol you can wage it in your 30's like everyone else.>>1577283I understand you might feel bad about leaving, but you cant let it hold you back from travelling or moving out (and at 25....) the aim is to not make the same mistakes I guess. I think you have to be a little selfish in this regard and not feel bad.
>>1576862Never had that problem, really -- some places I go, my Mother worries, but I keep in touch with her and she's gotten used to the fact that I do what I do.But I guess the same way you'd deal with anything you want to do that the family doesn't approve or understand. That might include explaining once that you like different things and then letting it go, or not talking to them about it at all, to even keeping what you do very secret.But Hell, we all are going to do things that our families aren't into or don't understand, especially those of us that inhabit 4chan. That's life.
>>1577190My grandparents and dad keep telling me I need to get a career and settle down and to travel only after I’ve retired. Yeah nah this is why I don’t tell them shit. Boomers are getting on my nerves. You don’t see me telling them to stop blowing away money at the casinos every weekend
>>1576882No joke today I saw a bunch of tourist (somethink like 20-30) with the austrian flags... all of the girls which were all of them except the guy with the austrian flag were wearing jihabs
what kind of parents do you faggots have?
>>1577353>you cant let it hold you back from travelling or moving outYeah I don't, and I would have moved out a long time ago if I could afford it. I've got a load saved up more than enough for a deposit for a house, I've just never been able to find a job with a good enough salary to allow me to live on my own. I could move out, but then I'd be spending literally 99% of my monthly wage on living costs, with nothing left over for new clothes, any sort of leisure, or repairs/emergencies etc. So I spend my money travelling. But my mother is pretty old and has some health issues and not much other support as my siblings all have kids to take care of. So that's my biggest worry I guess as I wonder how she'll cope when I'm gone.
>>1577411I think its less about the parents and more about the child
My mum was excited for me when I went to Asia (china, Japan, korea) but because she's of a generation that "doesn't get" Asian cultures, she didn't understand how modern and safe these countries are. She was pretty surprised when I sent her pictures of cities that make ours look rural.
>>1576862My dad doesn't have a problem with it, and definitely encourages it. Used to be a soldier, so he saw many dangerous countries.My brother said it sounds like I don't have a plan to get a house since I keep spending on traveling instead. But I work oil and gas, so getting a mortgage would be career suicide.My mom's only concern is she's terrified that I'll get arrested or abducted in another country. Especially when I mentioned I was considered only African or Middle Eastern countries next.But overall, it's not really a big deal. They just voiced concerns and that's about it.
Imagine having parents that dont encourage you to explore and take risks >In order to survive, function, enjoy and self-actualize you must understand your existence and you must create your existence. In order to understand and to build we must explore. This is the foundation for exploration.