March 3, 2013


"For the rest, after his hours of work, a casual stroll or a casual spree on shore suffices to unfold for him the secret of a whole continent, and generally he finds the secret not worth knowing."
       -Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

In other words, "After hours of working, people like to let their mind wander, and when it does, they discover the answer to a question or a secret, and then realize that the answer was not worth the effort."

I love this quote. Oftentimes, I find my own mind wandering and let it travel to where it pleases. At the end of the journey, I wonder how I got there and why I began it in the first place.
But this can also apply to our lives. We do one thing, we wander one time, and it leads us down a certain path that, once we are on, we discover to be not worth the effort. We wonder how we got there and why we started down that path. This realization is a huge step in the right direction, though! It allows us time to think and reflect on the things we have learned on the journey. So take a deep breath and, if necessary, reroute your life's course into one more meaningful and worth every step.

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