Coming back home, being the only one having gotten the benefit of extensive travel can prove to be an issue…
First, we have the general Socrates’ Cave effect: For as much as travel gets you closer to former strangers, it can distance you from your home environment. For home wherever it is, means shared values as much as shared prejudices….
Second, we have intimate repercussions: Love hopefully implies respect and esteem… How does one esteem that which one might no longer share?
It seems clear that enlightenment requires a much greater reflection and sense of self than one might originally imagine. Otherwise one might be forced to choose between the enjoyment its full benefits and avoiding feeling alienated from loved ones or ones that could be loved.