“Preservation of one's own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.” -Chavez
Is bull fighting inhuman? Yes. Would I advocate for the US to start doing them? Heck no. But it comes from a deep vein in Spanish history and provides a unique look at the culture of the country. If you’re not emerging yourself in the culture of places you travel, you’re not really traveling. If you want to expand your views, learn, and grow yourself as a person then you need to get outside your comfort zone.
“When a tradition gathers enough strength to go on for centuries, you don't just turn it off one day.”
Bull fighting will one day die out, so honestly, I’m glad I got to see it. I learned the rules (which honestly made it much more interesting). I learned why the people of Spain love it. I also learned why a bunch of people don’t love it.
It is a fascinating old tradition that holds a lot history and can teach a person a lot. #vivasanfermin
Thanks @bucket.list.events for giving me the opportunity to see a live bull fight!