Definition: having the charm or fascination of the unfamiliar; strangely beautiful; enticing

• The universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose. — John Burdon Sanderson Haldane (1892-1964) British-Indian geneticist, biologist, & mathematician
• Deadlines refine the mind. They remove variables like exotic materials and processes that take too long. The closer the deadline, the more likely you’ll start thinking waaay outside the box. — Adam Whitney Savage (1967-) American special effects designer

Comment: When you visit an exotic place you are thrilled by the unfamiliar and interesting which is right in front of you. And when you come home you might imagine how your ordinary environment would be just as striking to those far off folks as their normal life was to you.

Experience: To be recognized as exotic, go someplace where you are the only one of your kind. To feel exotic, realize that you are unique.