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Life's a Journey Not a Destination; Veer Off The Path Once in a While

Updated on November 13, 2011
Life is either a great adventure or nothing. - Helen Keller
Life is either a great adventure or nothing. - Helen Keller | Source

I have to make this clear from the very beginning of this article. Most people are too busy trying to earn a living that they simply neglect to live. The truth is that there is more to life than just making money. There is more to life than paying bills and meeting obligations.

Life has to be lived and not endured. For this reason, people who want to get fulfillment out of live need to learn to enjoy life to the full. Having said this, I would also like to state this clearly. The journey of life is far more important than the final destination. Some of my recommendations for people making this journey are set out below.

Volunteer:

Charity is a great virtue and it does not ever go out of style. Give up some of your vital time to great causes. Volunteer and help out the needy. It may not advance your career goals but it is a great idea. More to the point, it is great for your blood pressure.

Have Diverse Hobbies:

It is sad but true that most people do not have hobbies in the true sense of the word. A professor of English whose hobby is scrabble does not really have a hobby. Playing scrabble is like playing games with words. This means that the erudite professor is working even when he or she claims to be playing. Have hobbies; play the guitar, sing, dance, let yourself go and you will feel much better.

Think:

Most people are so caught up in the rat race of survival that they do not take the time to do some creative thinking. My advice to such people is a simple five letter word; think. A life without a bit of self-examination and introspection may not be worth the while of any individual. Take time out to do some analysis of certain events that affect your life. You lost your job some back, accept. Explore other options, it is part of the journey of life. Things are not going as well as you would prefer. Hang in there and continue to travel on the highway of life.

Finally, I have to say this too. Life's a journey not a destination veer;off the path once in awhile. This is how to enjoy the complicated but exciting journey of life.


2011 Moira G Gallaga©

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    • moiragallaga profile imageAUTHOR

      Moira Garcia Gallaga 

      6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Thanks Kevin.

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      KevinC9998 

      6 years ago

      Yes, Ralph Waldo Emerson is correct but I love Aerosmith! Great Hub either way! Thanks, Kevin

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      KevinC9998 

      6 years ago

      Hi Moiragalla: Yes, RWE, but I love ASerosmith :) Great hub either way!

    • moiragallaga profile imageAUTHOR

      Moira Garcia Gallaga 

      6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      I'm glad you liked my article Born2care2001 and I wish you best of luck in your pursuit to be the change you want to see. Thanks for dropping by and for your comments.

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      Moira Garcia Gallaga 

      6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Thanks for your comment KevinC9998 and Quatrain.

      To clarify, "Life is a journey, not a destination" is a quote is by Ralph Waldo Emerson. That's where I got it from. However, after Kevin brought it up, I checked and found that it is also a verse in the Aerosmith song "Amazing." Guess Steven Tyler was quoting Emerson too. :)

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      Moira Garcia Gallaga 

      6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Thank you for your comment Deb Welch.

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      Rev Bruce S Noll HMN 

      6 years ago from Asheville NC

      moiragallaga,

      I hope many people read this hub. The content is appropriate for any human being. Having worked in Corporate America for most of my life I would like to see a change in the way we do business and your article expresses many of my sentiments. And just so you know, I decided to be the change I want to see!

      Thanks for reminding us there's more than we choose to see to this thing we call "Living."

      Bruce

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      quatrain 

      6 years ago

      KevinC9998: What Steven Tyler quote? Did I miss something? I see a quote from Helen Keller.

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      KevinC9998 

      6 years ago

      I love the Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) quote!!!

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      Deb Welch 

      6 years ago

      Voted Up - Useful and Interesting. Very well put, good advice for the many who need it. Yes - take a deep breath - relax - and enjoy each day. Cheers to you.

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