Wanderlust ( ˈwɒndəlʌst)
a strong desire to travel.
"a man consumed by wanderlust"
Are you someone who hates sitting at home? Do you live your life out of a backpack? Have you considered quitting your job just to travel or have already done so once? Do you like visiting new places every weekend - no matter how small or big they are? Do you keep getting restless with routine life and wondered why you are like this?
If you answered yes to all the above questions, you might be struck by the wanderlust bug, quite literally.
If you crave to travel every minute of your life, you might be a part of the rare 20% people in the world who are born with the wanderlust gene called DRD4-7R. The rare gene has been linked with curiosity and restlessness, leading to people moving out, exploring new places and taking risks by researchers.
It has been found that people who lived in cultures whose ancestors migrated the furthest and the fastest/earliest were more likely to have the DRD4-7r gene, reported a psychology blog psychologyblogaimee.wordpress.com. T he research further implied that it is the motivation behind the yearning to travel just like it did with our ancestors.
So the next time your parents say why can't you sit at home like a 'normal' 20-year-old, you know what to say!