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Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Bhutan Prime Minister Picking up Garbage on his way to Office


“If you are not able to manage and throw your waste in proper place, please don’t throw it down the slope, keep it besides the road so that it is convenient for me to pick it up and throw it in a proper place,” Bhutan Prime Minister Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay said picking up the garbage on his way to office from his residence in Taba this morning. Along the way Lyonchhen, Aum Tashi Doma and few staff from Cabinet and Prime Minister’s Office collected one Hilux full of garbage consisting of baby diapers, pads, bottles, household items, plastics etc. Acknowledging the effort of Thromde and media to curb this bad habit, Lyonchhen said that people don’t like thrash in their homes but don’t hesitates to throw it in open space. “If this is the mentality of our people, how are we going to keep our capital city clean,” Lyonchhen added.

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.