Today I had the pleasure of taking a different bus than I normally do, and for a person who likes routine, this is always a bit odd. Having said that, I still got on the bus at the same point and got off at the same point. The only thing that was different was the distance and the time taken. I generally prefer the bus with a shorter route, so I’m not on the bus for a longer period of time.
I’ll admit, these are all first world problems and you not here to hear me moan.
But, this change of daily routine did get me thinking, as seems to happen mor often these days, about how my bus journey is like life.
So, if you’ll indulge me for a little bit, I’ll explain my thinking.
I have several different bus routes I can take to get to where I need to go in the city. All the start and points are, more or less, the same distance from home and work. The main routes I use have the same bus stops for pick up and drop off.
Each of these routes have different pro’s and con’s, differing challenges and varied complexities.
But, at the end of the day, all get me from start to finish.
Life is much the same.
There are two things that happen to every human being regardless of where you live or the colour of your skin or the religion you follow or your sexual orientation or political affiliation or your standpoint about pineapple on pizza, and these two things are absolutely unavoidable at this current point in time.
We are all born into this world and we all die. These things are inevitable.
Yet the journeys we take are all different.
Some people’s journeys are simple, efficient and unexciting
Other people follow a more complex path, filled with drama and complexity
There are also those that choose to that the high road, live a fleeting life and achieve great things, before their flame is prematurely extinguished.
Our journeys are as varied and individual as we are.
Generally, the route used by one-person won’t yield the same results for another person. It only takes you to look out the left window instead of the right to see a whole different world, trust me on this.
There are some who don’t care about the journey, that only want to get to the end and see the result. But, when it comes to our life, the journey is vitally important.
If all there is at the end is death, the journey needs to be worthwhile and needs to have had purpose and value. They are the only things that matter and will matter when you face the end of your days.
My piece of advice at the end of this babble is, make the journey worth it. Everyday should count towards something, we should be better today than we were yesterday and tomorrow we should be even better.
No matter how complex the journey is, all we need to do is make sure we follow the bus route.
‘til next time….. Cheers!