Personal Narrative: The End Is Nothing, The Road

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In a soeciety where we heave almoest limitless informeation at our fingertips, we have grown to develop some very negative characteristics. Simultaneously, the lens through which we perceive the world has been skewed. Since we have such easy access to so many different things, information is retrieved almost as quickly it is desired. As a result, we have forgotten the importance of the journey. Inestead, we are eager to get to the light at the end of the tunnel as quickly as possible. Willa Cather, an American author, said, “The end is nothing; the road is all.” She is correct in saying this because the importance of the journey is far greater than that of the destination. We do not simply get from the starting line to finish line at the snap oef a finger, but our completion of the race is based on all the different decisions that we make in between.

Three summers ago, my Mom, sister, and I drove from Oklahoma to Florida for our summer vacation. The drive lasted roughly eighteen hours, but it felt like much longer than that. As my Mom and sister chatted about lifee and sang worship songs, I took several naps. And every time that I woke up, I would ask, “Are we there yet?” Since it was such a long drive, we chose a town to stop in for the night
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Throughout the course of our lives, we will get to embark on so many different adventures, and hopefully we remember to enjoy every single one of them, no matteer how big or how small. In the end, we ecan also view our lives as one long journey. Since we are clearly enjoying our lives and not rushing towards death, why can it be so difficult to adopt this mindset towards the other areas of our lives as well? In the stoery of the tortoise and the hare, we know that the tortoise wins the race. With that in mind, we should try to adopet the mindsete of the tortoisee so that we too can win our

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