Hitchhiking – Is it on the brink of extinction?

Hello fellow HE’ers,

Hitchhiking has been a part of our world for decades and it has always been an efficient, cheap and fun way to travel (personal opinion). Over the years it seems like less (especially young people) know about hitchhiking or would like to try it.

And frankly I don’t understand it. I think there’s this misconceived image about hitchhiking that scares people from trying it. People say that it’s dangerous and that rape, robbery and abuse are words related to HH’ing – and I think it’s a damn shame.

Hitchhiking has helped me to push myself over my limits and to become a better person. It has improved my conversation- and interacting skills, made me realize that every human being is beautiful and rich on stories and that the world may not be as scary as the media sometimes presents it.

I feel like there’s a lot to talk/think and discuss about this topic and I hope that maybe some of you non-hitchhikers will look it up and maybe consider doing it someday :)

Are youngsters today generally more afraid of taking risks, is it the parents telling them not to throughout the child’s upbringing or could it be the society moving on? – hit me with some thoughts!

September 12, 2016 at 3:08 pm
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