We undertake arduous journeys to either reach a destination or end goal, or to feel a sense of discovery or dignity in completing or finishing an arduous journey.
Key Point 1 - Journeys are gone on to reach a end goal or destination.
Evidence 1 - In the Odyssey the crew embarks on a long tenure that spans many years, and eventually only one man returns home.
Evidence 2 - In The Real Reasons we Explore Space, "Are goal is to leave something behind, to make our mark".
Key Point 2 - We go on journeys for a sense of Accomplishment.
Evidence 1 - In the Odyssey, Odysseus risks his men's lives just to see the Cyclops, "Old shipmates, friends, I will cross with my own ship, with my own company, tofind out what the mainland natives are".
Evidence 2 - In The Real Reasons we Explore Space, he says "First, most of us want to be, both as individuals and as societies, the first or the best in some activity. We want to stand out."
Griffin, Michael. “The Real Reasons We Explore Space.” Collections: Grade 9. Ed. Kylene Beers, et al. Orlando: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. 433-436. Print.
Homer. Odyssey. Trans. Robert Fitzgerald. Collections: Grade 9. Ed. Kylene Beers, et al. Orlando: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. 371-416. Print.