Mar 30 2015

Life is a Journey Not a Destination

I came across this on Pinterest.

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I’d just like to say that most of the finest adventures in my life have come from just getting in and going without a destination in mind.

So yes, I would get in a car and drive and without knowing where I’m going. And I feel bad for anyone who has never tried something along those lines. As far as getting stuck, well, that’s as close to adventure as most people will ever come.


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  1. Sometime I just set out walking without knowing where I am going – except I do know I will come back home eventually, I suppose – anyway, that’s when I can have the best adventures.
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  2. I quite agree with you. I have just set off on a ‘journey’ with my latest project and I have no idea where it is going. I may not like the place it ends up, so I’ll ditch it, but what’s life without a bit of adventure?
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  3. I quite agree. I have just set off on a ‘journey’ with my latest project. I have no idea where it is going to go. Maybe I won’t like the destination, so I’ll ditch it. Still, what’s life without a little adventure?
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    1. Right you are!

  4. I have often gone out without any plan specifically because I know I’ll get lost. I’m horrible with directions and sometimes lost is right where I want to be.

    I know that’s not helpful to the point, or maybe it is the point, I can’t decide.

  5. As applied to writing, James’ advice is to be taken with a grain of salt. One might have a notion of how the story ends and work toward that end. But one might have a better idea of a scene in a longer tale. the scene may evoke a mood or illustrate a conflict yet to be resolved. The characters may lead to an ending no envisioned at the start. This is somewhat like the conflict between the outliners and the non-outliners. There is more than one way to produce a novel.

    1. Yes, very true. And while I can write a loose outline, sometimes a detour can result in greatness. It depends on the person.
      But it was the “you wouldn’t just get into a car and drive” part that got me, because I have done that. Sure, it didn’t always work out, but that made it memorable.
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