All of us, at one stage or another, have watched a movie or read a book or even heard a story of someone experiencing an epic, life-changing story. And let’s admit it, we all have dreamt of embarking on our own adventure after hearing those stories.
The truth is that those stories touched something inside us, a part of us that longs for unpredictability, for a territory unknown. It doesn’t mean that we are unsatisfied with our lives, in fact, our lives could be exactly the way we envisaged it. But I believe it is in our human nature to long for change. It is either a blessing, or a curse, but if we weren’t meant to evolve, we would’ve been more like a plant. Or like the robots that will one day live among us in society.
However, that is beside the point. Because this does not solve our problem! Now, the majority of us(me included) simply cannot pick up and take off whenever the fancy takes us. We have jobs, families, rent and bills to pay. Not to mention the price of plane tickets these days… So instead of depressing us all, I’ve been thinking of a different approach.
My conclusion? Adventure is in each of our grasps! It all depends on our point of view. Granted, it won’t be the stuff they write stories about or making movies of(unless you’re really lucky) but if it will satisfy your longing, isn’t that worth it? Adventure lies in the small decision we can make every day, the decision to take the road less traveled. It can be small things, like taking a different route to work, trying the dish at the restaurant that you weren’t sure of, taking that intro class of a hobby you’d like to start with. It will open our minds the way routine simply can’t.
Also, making a small, insignificant decision today, might tomorrow pave the way for much greater things! Adventures aren’t handed to people on a silver plate, it is the unpredictable turn of events, a gradual process rather than instant action(just add water). So who knows? Maybe the tiny decision you made today, will change your life forever tomorrow. Or maybe you’re already in the adventure of your life, and you don’t even know it yet. Enjoy the ride!