Exiting stage left

Imagine turning around every time we come across a downed tree. Or waiting for the escalator to be fixed before we start walking.

With so many choices, we think the path from Point A to Point B should be filled without adversity.

The downed tree is the perfect excuse to go home. “Oh well, I tried.”

Too many choices have created a stranglehold: when faced with adversity, we look around and say, “Is this really worth it?” When tempted with a way out, we will often choose to exit.

Which makes sense if you really think about it. No one has a problem starting med school or starting a diet. No, the hard part is finishing med school or finishing a diet.

No one is forcing us to walk the path of resistance. With attention mining so prevalent, its no wonder that the average American watches over 5 hours a day of television per day.

What in the world are we doing?

It’s hard to imagine a world of education outside of school. We spend over two decades being taught to be more compliant, to be more average, to fit in…We don’t pick ourselves, we wait to be told what to do next.

Is there any path worth taking that doesn’t have a dip?