The six months I spent in El Salvador were the most impactful of my life. Living in a country where — in 2003 — the nominal GDP per capita was $2,503 quickly woke me up to how much privilege and standard of living I enjoyed in the developed world.

It reminded me of what my history professor Peter Hayes once said in college:

"Live somewhere else, on the terms of the people who live there, for six months. It will change your life."

Excerpt from the amazing article about traveling and life by the founder of Bonobos, Andy Dunn, read it here: