Many people think life is bound by destiny. I believe life is a journey rather than a destination.
I believe every choice we make and every action we take has a huge affect on our lives and tends to change the direction of our journey. Life is a journey because every second we move further there is always something new in front of us. There is always a decision for us to make, there is always a choice and it is up to us to choose the better way and that’s when our journey changes its direction.
I was born in Iran and I lived there for fourteen years. When I finished middle school, my parents made a choice to move to USA in order to further my sister’s and my education. They wanted to make sure we had many different opportunities to choose from. That was a life-changing event for all of us. It brought new opportunities into our lives and made our journey more interesting and at times more difficult. I believe every choice individuals make opens a new path way for him or her on their road of life.
During life’s journey we all make mistakes and no matter how big they are we give them the name “experience.” I believe this statement to be true. We all have made mistakes and learned a lesson from them. As we learn we grow as individuals. As for myself, I have made some choices that I consider to be mistakes and even though they hurt me, I have learned from these experiences. I have learned from these bad decisions and I strive not to make them again. I believe we all make mistakes and that is part of life’s challenges, but as human beings we have the strength to overcome and learn from these experiences.
I believe we should enjoy life and take advantage of every moment we have. Life has two endpoints, the beginning and the end. We need not to focus on those end points but on the living we do in between them. By living in today, many people will be able to notice and appreciate all the things they have in their lives and have a better understanding of their surroundings. Every second counts and because life is a journey, every second can teach us a lesson and add an experience to our journey.
If life is not a journey, why are there different opportunities thrown in front of us? That is why I believe life is a journey and we were meant to take advantage of the time we have. We must make choices and mistakes and learn from them so if there is a tomorrow, we will be able to make the better choice and enjoy life more. Life is a journey, not a destination, in this I believe.