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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Best Way to Get Through Life

Many of the roads in The New Forest (where I live) are single track roads, which means that two vehicles have difficulty in passing each other because the road is so narrow. One or both vehicles have to drive partly on the verge to allow enough room to get by each other.

Everybody know this, but it is interesting to see how different people approach the situation. Some people see a car approaching and look around for the best place to pass (which may mean reversing back a little way). Other people just keep driving until they meet the other car, then try to pass in a very difficult spot.

Everybody gets by each other in the end but some people seem to take the difficult way when the simpler way (a wider section of the road) would be so much easier.

We see this in life don’t we? Some people plan ahead and are prepared for what life throws at them. Others live by the day and ‘muddle through’ or rely on the goodwill of others to help them. Some don’t plan at all and seem to be equally successful. We all get by and we all view the world through different eyes so there’s no right and no wrong way, just different ways.

Some people are more arrogant than others; some are more selfish. You are unlikely to change them, so you need to learn to live with them.

We all think that our way is the best way (particularly if we’re religious or into politics). We all need to understand that there are a number of ‘best ways’ and a bit of ‘give and take’ is required to ensure that we all able to pass each other on the single track roads of life.
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