A bloke needs time to think but Alf hadn’t appreciated that space is a factor, too, and that overseas travel enhances one’s thinking.
He did know that travel broadens the mind, but broadening it and improving it are not necessarily the same thing.
Today, however, we have it on no less an authority than The Boss that jet-setting is good for the brain.
At least, he reckons it does wonders for his brain, and it’s fair to suppose that if this be so, it will do wonders for other brains, too.
Although (come to think of it) it would take a great deal of travel to enhance the thinking power of your basic Labour or Green politician.
So much travel, in fact, that we would never see them in this country.
Come to think of it even further, this would be no bad thing.
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