Growing up, we're raised by our parents or guardians that instill certain values. Our social environment molds us into the people we are today. The people we meet, the experiences we have and our choices in life are the building blocks of who we are.
Many of us are raised and taught the values of different religions. We spend our childhood learning the teachings of what our parents choose and hope we'll follow as we grow older.
I was born and raised Catholic by my parents. I spent years between Catholic schools, Sunday school and going to Church every Sunday. As a young adult, my values are instilled, but a lot has changed.
I feel like I am a very open minded person. I have a huge belief in God, and a lot of the teachings are okay in my book, but sometimes I think about other things. I want to travel to India and learn more about the practices of Hinduism. I'd love to observe Buddhist monks and pray in their places of worship. I know I'm allowed to, but is it seen as wrong?
As a traveler, I want to respect others religion and follow the beliefs. What if I share some of these beliefs despite what I was raised?
Or, I think about when I'm on vacation and I know I haven't been in church for a while and I'd like to see a service overseas. Perhaps I can't even make a service because a Catholic institution is not nearby.How do your beliefs influence how you travel? Do any of your beliefs conflict?