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WANDERlust vs. WONDERlust

๐—ช๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—น๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜ƒ๐˜€ ๐—ช๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—น๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜. ๐—œ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ?

Iโ€™vw often seen both these words used interchangeably. Which brings the questionโ€ฆ ๐ฐ๐ก๐ข๐œ๐ก ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐–๐ž๐๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ข๐ญ?

Both words use the suffix ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ, indicating a strong need or desire of something. But whatโ€™s being desired?

๐–๐š๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐จ๐ซ ๐–๐จ๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ?

๐Ÿ—บ ๐–๐š๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ:

The term โ€œwanderlustโ€ was first penned in 1902 by Robert Louis Stevenson in his book โ€œTravels with a Donkeyโ€, where he describes his desire for travel...

โ€œI travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to moveโ€.

We get wanderlust from the prefix word #wander which in its current form, comes from the Old English word: wandrian (to wander, roam, fly around, hover; change; stray). The modern simplified definition of wander is โ€œto proceed in an irregular course or path, or to lose ones directionโ€

Making wanderlust: โ€œa strong desire to wander or travel and explore the worldโ€

๐Ÿ—บ ๐–๐จ๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ:

On the other side we have the slang term wonderlust. Deriving from the word #wonder, which current form is from the old English word wundor (wonder, miracle, marvel). Ms. Webster defines wonder as โ€œThe sense or emotion which can be inspired by something curious or unknown; surprise; astonishment, often with awe or reverenceโ€

Making the term wonderlust: the strong passion or desire to be in a constant state of wonderโ€

๐Ÿ—บ Itโ€™s easy to see how these 2 words can often be interchanged. As for how they relate to me personally and my desires. I would say...

โ€œ๐—บ๐˜† ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—น๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—บ๐˜† ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—น๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜.โ€



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