February 27, 2007

Potholes of life

I drive fairly fast but am always careful (or so, I think anyway) with my driving.

On my way to work, on one straight stretch of road, I tend to go quite fast (about 70km), especially if there are no other cars.

Anyway, a few weeks ago, there was a bit of a pothole in the road. I’d always realise too late so I’d fly over it and barely even feel the bump.

But one day, there were a couple of other cars on the road which slowed me down. Grrr. As a result, I was slower and still didn’t see the pothole so I drove nice and slow over it and the car really bumped a lot.

Which got me thinking about life. (I can’t help it if I’m weird like that).

When we have problems or challenges in life, if we just carry on doing the right things, get over it and move on, it doesn’t affect us that much. We barely even feel the bump.

However, if we slow down and really analyse everything to death, and start the “woe is me” and “why do all the bad things always happen to me?”, we tend to really feel the bump in a BIG way.

I’ve always been the type of person who, when something “not-so-nice” happens, says, “okay fine, this has happened. What can I do to fix it and how can I move on?”

How do you deal with life’s problems or challenges? And do you agree with me or not?

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