Our life is like that of a pole bean...
How would you describe the goals of life?
"Life is like that of a pole bean, we aspire upward, but still produce beans along the way."
I created what I call "chopstick beanpoles."
Each year I plant pole beans around the bottom and water them. Each year most of them germinate and start their climbs up the chopstick beanpoles to the very top, and if the very top were still higher they apparently would climb there, too.
Not content to just reach the top, the climbing bean vines put out their blossoms along the way, and well short of reaching the top the vines have string beans which are ready to pick and eat. If we leave some on the vines to dry in the late summer, they are ready to plant the following year.
Human life is like that. We can't wait until we reach our full potential before we start to be productive. Life doesn't wait for us. We climb with the support of others, yes, but if the support is not there, we are still expected to be productive with what we have for skills, education, energies , and opportunities. Lacking support and opportunities, we are expected to support ourselves and find our own opportunities.
Yes, "Life is like that of a pole bean, we aspire upward, but still produce along the way."
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