“People take different roads seeking fulfilment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.”
There are two things to be learned from this quote:
1- We need to follow our own path. People will try to convince us that we are on the wrong path all the time. Not because they want to cause us any harm but because sometimes they really believe that. Some people fail to understand that each person has their own needs and wishes and they hardly ever will be the same as someone else’s. That’s why only we can build the way to our happiness. People can try to help but we have to really look within ourselves to find out what makes us happy. It might seem easier to join someone on their road but some of the greatest things in life don’t come easily.
2- We need to let others follow their own path. Sometimes we are the ones who fail to understand this truth. We want to help people find their ways and forget that we don’t even know what their way is. Other people’s wishes and ways might seem unnatural to us. How can they want the exact opposite of me? But we need to learn to accept this. We can’t control other people and we shouldn’t try because it will be really frustrating for them and for us. We want other people to walk the same road as us because we are afraid to walk it alone.
More on how to live the life you want here.
- Happiness and your own personal weirdness (ministryofhappiness.wordpress.com)
- Learn to Let Go (charity-spring.org)
- It is not your right to pursue happiness…. (livingincheapluxury.wordpress.com)