1. Your job becomes the most miserable thing you’ve ever done
Especially if you work a routine, mundane job- like a 9-5. When you know a place like this exists, it makes handing food out of a window or being stuck in an office with minimal sunlight a new version of hell on earth.
2. Your eyes will be opened to an overwhelming amount of diversity and living
Watching the sunset isn’t just “pretty” anymore. You’ll think about how you journeyed, went there and made it back. You’ll think about what’s important to you. You'll wonder about earth, all the stars, and the order of creation and weep as the sun sets on your day and rises on someone else, perhaps a place where you once were.
3. You will make a best friend, and/or meet a potential love, that is now far away
Refer back to the previous point. You’ll think about these people often, especially when your side of earth turns its back on the sun. It's sad and beautiful all at once.
4. The percentage of those who you can relate to will drop dramatically
This also makes it hard to date. Your interests and thoughts become broad, while those who are untraveled are within boundaries (though, not all the time). Your ideas become brighter and more extraordinary as your worry over minuscule things diminish.
5. You’re constantly thinking about ways you can travel and make a respectable living at the same time
This is where you appear to be aloof and introverted all time- your mind is elsewhere than the beige enclosed room with no windows you’re sitting in. Meanwhile, your peers, who drank the local koolaid, discuss the only things they know of over and over again to a point where there is no more benefit or bettering of oneself in that particular subject.
Summary: If you don’t travel, you will be content with where you are, better at your job, average, and potentially more successful in finding love.
Ignorance is bliss and knowledge is wonderfully heartbreaking.
Pick your poison.