Journeys and Destinations  

Erotic_Kat 37F
28 posts
4/13/2006 12:47 am

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5/14/2006 10:16 am

Journeys and Destinations

Why is it that we are so focused on reaching the end goal in life that we forget how important it is the path that takes us there?

Rushing along 120mph, not stopping to smell the roses at the side on the road, what else is it that we could be missing on the way?

Sometimes we even take a wrong turn but instead of admiring the view we panic, not realising that there could be something better along this path. Even if we should be on the on the wrong path there is always a way that leads us back to the right one. If we rush is it not possible that we may miss it?

I for one am going to change my flash ferrari for a push bike, take more time to admire the scenery on route and remember that it really isn't the destination in life that is important, it's how you get there that matters the most.

wildreblochon 38M

4/16/2006 7:35 am

I'd say it is when you're on the straight line, rushing like never, nothing there to stop you. That's when you realise you need a break to admire all the good things around you... before you can rush again.

bah humans are just stoopid anyway.

rm_lifeline23 38M
3 posts
4/17/2006 6:39 am

It boils down to the means to the end, or the end itself...
I just read a book called "in praise of slow"..... mazing, nice to know there are people like me out there... I thought I was all alone .... enjoy the smells and sensations and emotions and the views....... btw nice view kat

craftylanguages 55M
2 posts
4/17/2006 8:18 am

read zen and the art of motorcycling, alternatively, live to the full , try to do a good thing every day and remember the world really is populated by morons, and it's not just you

chocncheez 43M

4/19/2006 2:28 pm

The pace of life is something we rarely get a chance to control.
I understand your perspective, I too want it to slow down so I can take in the details and enjoy the moments without constantly having to look at my wrist watch and realise that the moment is finite and I need to move on all too quickly.
Life feels like a slide in a playground, you climb on at the top and it's a great view from the top. There is no acceleration initially, effort is needed to get it moving. Thats child hood. It takes so long and you are impatient to get going.
About 1/2 way down you feel the speed picking up and you realise you are at the point of no return.
All too soon the end is approaching, the thrill was good but in the end all too short.
That's life.

swiftsurenav 37M

5/6/2006 2:23 pm

Hmmm, ever thought of being a Taoist? Here you might like this.

"There's Something to be learned from a rainstorm. When caught in a sudden shower people rush quickly along the road but when doing such things as hiding under the eaves of buildings they still get wet. When you are resolved from the outset you wont be perplexed, though yoiu still get the same soaking. This undrstanding extends to everything."

That's from Hagakure (book of the Samurai). Not exactly the same point but comes from a similar stand point. The Tao Te Ching is another one full of similar thoughts.

rm_erolflynn2 49M
5 posts
5/14/2006 7:52 am

Are you a Philosopher or an Artist per chance? The grass is always green on the other side of the fence. I saw some research recently which found that the things that people thought were important in life weren't and some more normal things are.
So, Good looks, wealth, fitness, education, religion were less important than people thought and things like friendship, sense of humour, self esteem, helping others, usefulness & community are more important.
There is a bit of cross over, self esteem is effected by looks and wealth etc. But they found that as long as people have enough money to live, they don't get happier above an income of £26,000 a year.

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