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Why Travel is Important to Americans Today

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There is an epidemic in America today. It affects more than half of our entire population and has no preference for race, gender, or age. It does nothing but destroy and cause destruction to our country and communities. Yet many who have it do not even realize it. It is highly infectious, especially in large groups. And sadly, it has become such a part of our daily lives that us as Americans think there is nothing we can do about it. What could something so large and expansive possibly be? It is not a disease or a pathogen, nor is it the obesity and fast food epidemics that also grip our country. It is, in fact, ignorance.

You have heard the word used so many times in our time that is seems to have lost its meaning. Some seems to think that ignorance is deliberately refusing to believe information that is presented to them. However, the most accurate and simple definition comes straight form the dictionary, “ignorance- a lack of knowledge or information,” (Webster). To truly understand…