Imagine being on a boat that someone else is steering, one that keeps repeating the same course and visiting the same ports over and over. Imagine having done this for your whole life. Now what would happen if suddenly you had your own ship, and it was up to you where to go? For most, this would be a very frightening prospect, all of that sudden responsibility. What if they get lost? What if there’s a storm? What if they get stuck out at sea? Most people would just repeat the same patterns they learned before, or go look for someone elses ship to hop onto and direct their life.
In case it isn’t obvious, what I just described is a metaphor for your own life’s direction. It’s much easier to just follow the paths others have walked, to live the generic life society expects you to. Breaking free of this is only for the adventurous, for the people willing to take personal responsibility for their own lives, and not blame others. People who aren’t afraid to try something new, and people who can learn from the experience whether it’s successful or not. The easily discouraged need not apply.
For those who are willing to sail their own ship, such wonders await them! Such amazing things to be discovered, especially the most amazing thing of all, themselves. None of this is found by someone else telling you how to get there. In fact, all I’m telling you is how not to get there, which is through the generic life society has imposed upon you. The rest is up to you, as wondrous or as terrifying as you make it for yourself.
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