Don’t Take Shortcuts

Is it the destination or the journey that really matters? I think the ‘sages of the ages’ would say that it is the journey that matters the most, right? I mean, come on… let’s think about this… isn’t it crazy how much we rush around these days? We are in too much of a rush […]



Is it the destination or the journey that really matters? I think the ‘sages of the ages’ would say that it is the journey that matters the most, right? I mean, come on… let’s think about this… isn’t it crazy how much we rush around these days? We are in too much of a rush to really be enjoying life, right? Rushing is just so ingrained in our way of life these days. For example, ask any 3-year-old how old they are and they will most likely say 3 ½, right? Same with 5 or 6 year olds. Also, ask any 15-year-old and they are likely to reply that they are almost 16; almost old enough to drive. And what about others on the brink of milestones such as turning 18 or 21? What do you think they are going to answer when asked how old they are?

We are all in such a rush to grow up, aren’t we? We are rushing to turn the next number, finish the race, and or graduate high school, right? But, what’s really more important, walking across the graduation stage or being the person that we have become in the process of completing our formal schooling? We all know the answer, don’t we?

In time, we will grow up and look back at these times and miss them. We may even wonder if we made the best use of our time. Let’s live a life of no regrets through no shortcuts. Let’s savor and enjoy everything we do by not rushing it. Let’s learn everything we can from everything we can, no matter how long it takes. Trust me, the day will come when we will look back at this time in our lives and be happy that we lived and learned fully, and didn’t take shortcuts.

Now teens, as my Granddaddy always said, “Go learn, lead, and lay the way to a better world for all of us.” Remember, don’t take any more shortcuts. And once again, thanks in advance for all that you do, and all that you will do…

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