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Destination or Journey?

May 8, 2019 | Life | 2 Comments

Aim for the sky, but move slowly, enjoying every step along the way. It is all those little steps that make the journey complete.

– Chanda Kochhar

One of the most asked questions is – which one do you prefer more, the destination or the journey? While the busy working class will argue for the former, the real adventure seekers always prefer the later. Why?

If one set off with the sole motive of just getting to the destination, that very thought of the place to reach will occupy his mine during the entire journey; and in doing that, it will not be able to take in the beautiful memories that the journey itself has to offer, which, most of the time are far more precious than those at the destination. However, if one goes on a trip just for the sake of going on a trip, the only thing he will be thinking about is the trip itself. And believe it or not, the journey itself comprises of the major portion in any trip.

So, my dear reader, don’t go on following the thirst to reach the destination, rather be happy that you are on a trip… an expedition… an adventure; for the destination cannot impart that happiness to you that the journey can. The destination may be a snowy hill station atop a peak covered with the ever mesmerizing warm glow of the sun, but it will never as thrilling and romantic as the journey through a tunnel through the same mountain.

So, you may or may not reach your appointed destination on time, but be thankful about the saccharine memories you get in the slow and tedious process of reaching the place; for toil makes the result much more sweeter.

Remember one thing,

If my ship sails from sight, it doesn’t mean my journey ends, it simply means the river bends.

– Enoch Powell

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  1. Nibedan Banerjee

    The journey is the life. Without destinations, any road can take you anywhere, and at the end, the only thing that will matter is the way how you traversed the road: the journey.

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