Sunday, June 24, 2012

What Do We Lose

There comes a time in everyone's life when you have to decide if you're going to do something different, make big changes, go in a new direction, or if you're going to keep doing what you've been doing.

You may not just be going through the motions, but you're in a pattern. The same pattern you've been in for awhile. You have to decide if you're going to stay there or shake things up.

I've always been attracted to those stories where someone is travelling through a town and sees an old house for sale and buys it on a whim and starts a whole new life. Conveniently, they just happen to have a large sum of money recently acquired by the same event that leaves them free to roam. Most of us - happily so - are not so un-tethered that this is feasible. 

Of course, fiction is much easier than real life. In fiction there's never a moment of loneliness because you've uprooted yourself and left everything and everyone you know. In fiction there's a group of people eager to take you in and befriend you. Reality isn't so beautifully scripted.

But, if we're afraid to take the chance what do we gain? Security, I suppose.

Maybe the bigger question is what do we lose.
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