I did not see the beauty of the world directly in front of my eyes. Then, one day, I stood on a beach with my toes in soft sand, the wind blowing in my face, and the ocean waves crashing against me. I breathed in the fresh air, so different from the air in the city, and I looked forward, out into the seemingly neverending ocean. I realized that there is land that is separated from me by this water. There are people. I have never met them, and I may not speak their language. I have never seen their country. I do not want to spend the rest of my life like this. I want to see the beautiful world, meet the beautiful people, and learn their beautiful languages. It is undeniable that ugliness exists, but without it, there would be no beauty. I hope you feel the same way. And if not, I hope that someday you will have a moment in which all the beauty of the world crashes against you.