It teaches you to not get too attached to one identity that’s based on one culture. It forces me to see the similarities between people. Within the band it’s a constant process of coaching each other to remember, no matter how exhausted we are, that we’re in Istanbul, or taking the ferry to a Greek Island. Touring as we have, in way less-than-glamorous circumstances, you still have to appreciate the opportunity to see the world, and not become spoiled and miss it.
Emily Haines, in response to this question from AskMen.com:
“Few people get to see as much of the world as you have. What value do you take from all the travel?”