In the same way that upcoming college graduates exposed to different careers in their field have a better chance of securing a job or project that’s interesting for them and a good fit, I think it’s also important that we regularly expand our horizons in order to develop novel and important thoughts.
The business trips (visiting dozens of companies in major cities across the US) I took as an undergrad opened my eyes to a world of possibilities, and informed many of the choices I made approaching graduation.
This doesn’t just have to do with travel, of course. Conversations, books, documentaries, and music can all offer us new worlds to explore. We just have to seek them out.