We humans are basically travelers. The evolution of basic human settlements and the foundations of modern civilization may actually even be attributed to our race’s nomadic nature; because people travel a lot, they consume natural resources and personal energy quickly, which prompted establishments of places to stay, grow, and live.
From the traveling nature of the human race, we may learn at least three things. One, people have to prepare for the trips. Next, humans have a great potential to adapt to the surrounding environments. And one more important thing is, we humans are able to develop by taking care of the resources and places that we travel to, stay in, and leave behind.
Even if we people are already settled or we have places to stay such as residences, it is vital to always remain prepared to move around. This is one reason why we are using purses and bags all the time. Humans of all ages, of all generations, have used “carriers” or “packages” to bring along a wide variety of things, for immediate use or consumption. If you are no longer creating a list of what you need to carry while away from home, chances are this is because you already have a pouch or handy bag prepared any time of the day.
One of the greatest characteristics of the human race is the potential and power to adapt according to the environment. Our surroundings contribute to almost all of our activities; people work, play, interact, rest, and even reproduce, wherever they go. Humans who are able to adapt as quick as the environment demands, make full use of whatever resources are available to them; those who are not keen to adjust decide to keep moving until they are pressured by their current situation to do so.
And of course, the places traveled on are likewise impacted by the “passersby.” Compared to Mother Nature, the human race is just coming and going to any place.
For the people who decided to stay in one expanse, they face the challenge presented by scarce and consumable resources needed to live and grow. As a result, leaders arise who make room for improvement of the natural environment and the training of others to take up this task. Next thing which is recorded in history books: civilizations are born.
And obvious parts of the chain reactions: the new groups of people coming to these settlements are shaped by the cultures there, or they are able to “tweak” the previous shape, and really both are likely to occur at the same time.
People need some place to stay and live. Yet we are all basically travelers in this world, really.