Mary is an expert in colour.
She knows everything about it and has studied it immensely.
Yet she has never seen it because she lives in a black and white room.
Mary has intelligence and knowledge of the subject,
but she cannot fully understand colour until she leaves the black and white room, and experiences colour for herself.
– Ex Machina (2015)
All the world’s education fails to compare to the benefit and knowledge derived from travel.
To travel is to see, to feel, to recognize, to realize.
Until we travel, we are Mary in the black and white room.
We hear of the world around us through the judgements of others.
I urge you to experience it for yourself.
and I don’t mean the pool at the resort.