Yep. Are you?
Because it appears that this still appears to be a oft cited criteria for some folks when it comes to the badges of honour. You know, we do have a certification program that awards you the right to specific title depending on how well travelled you are. How many countries can and will be one of the criteria. More here.
We wrote about this some time ago (here). Sure we are no Sir Attenborough or the Queen. Certainly we’ve not come anyway near what James did (which is to touch all the sovereign countries on the planet). But is it of any value to compare oneself to the feats that these folks “achieved”? What do you think?
So we postulate. Some might know of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. In that theory, it appears that after sufficiently being able to sustain oneself, we humans tend towards altruism of some sort. We begin to seek achievements and recognition. If not in academics, the corporate game, or in this case how well travelled one is?
Our conclusion? It’s perfectly normal to country count. Did you know we also country count? And it is so blatantly presented on this blog site for all to see. Heheh… can you spot it? Wanna hint?