March 18, 2008

Journey

Someone said, "Its the journey that matters, not the destination".

So next time we have a break and nowhere to go, we should just hop onto the best airline and fly around, is it??

37 comments:

Vandita said...

but when will the break come ???:(

Sunshine said...

Interesting question here.
The destination does matter, how else would I be able to explain why I put up through all the heck in graduate school life to get my ever-elusive degree? :)
And the journey does matter because (as our elders always said) one shouldn't resort to hook-or-crook method (journey) to get what they are looking for (destination).
"Look at the bigger picture" is what I get all the time.yxdiqwsq

Pavi!!!! said...

Oh yes…u should hop on to the flight with the best fare n travel to which ever place ur taken to. Unless u already know the destination is some place u don’t like going.
At times we have a fixed opinion about a destination (career/place of stay/food…) and are not willing to try ‘coz of this prefixed opinion…n probably missing out on sumthing great!
Eg : What I feel about animated movies ;-)

Keshi said...

yes...flying/driving/walking etc is the best part of any trip :)

Keshi.

Lena said...

sometimes i wish i just could fly around for a while..

Hiren said...

i wud say that it depends. If ur near & dear ones are with you en route; journey itself is delightful ... and destination doesn't matter. And if the journey is to reach ur friends/loved ones ... journey doesn't matter :)

So much for the literal meaning ... and now for the philosophical one ... i agree with the great man who quoted this.

Satish Bolla said...

this is just the thing i'm planning to do for quite some days. but the visas are troubling me a lot.... :(
coming to the literal part, it's quite true. for example, if death is the destination, the way you lead your life is the journey.

Sweetstickychewy said...

I guess dreaming/thinking about a destination is one thing. But getting there is a totally different story. Thats why the journey matters i guess. Without a journey there will never be a destination. The destination is probably the kickstarter.

Cheers!

PREETI said...

ah! too profound :)

i thinj if u dno whr to go, hw wud u plan to gt thr??

n so the destination is important too...bt it is important to enjoy the journey without thinkin about the destination!

for eg a relationship, it is important to think of a future (destination) bt it is even more important to enjoy it (journey) no matter wat the outcome...

did i make sense thr...?hmmmm :-/

vEENs said...

I think driving will be better than flying around..at least u can stop at places you want :D

destination has to matter...i guess!
hw do u know which paths to take or go round and round :D

Ashish said...

I believe in Destination! Journey is waste of time unless it is planned, and if its is planned it is little less so.

Jeevan said...

"Its the journey that matters, not the destination" i love it :)

Sam said...

lets not mix philosophy with practical stuff!!!
While i wud love to fly around, its the destination which requires you to undertake the journey adn then shal you learn...
if you've read teh zahir by coelho, you probably have read the poem ithaca... and thus you'd know what i'm talking about!!

ref: Ithaca

BIG Omi said...

Hey,
You spend a lot of time while you are in your journey, learning many things and enjoying everything, and then you reach a destination. But Every time you reach a destination a new journey begins. So aptly said journey matters more..

(Construe to life)

So next time you have a break.. Do take the best airlines to fly coz u might have already started a new journey.. A pleasant new journey..

d SINNER!!! said...

break....sigh...

nomad said...

well that might prove a little costly. i have a better idea, take a bus of your cities local transport get a seat and travel up and down till it calms you, there are some conditions, preferably u should ahve some thinking to do or some one to talk to, second pick a route that is not crowded. its fun ive done it a lot its lets u think, u see ure city in a new light and its cheap

or take ure car or bike and go for a drive on ure favorite road

Sunshine said...

Gosh, May be I am an over-reactive philosopher off late, rethinking of the comment I made earlier :D
But anyways to me, both matter. Two sides of a coin. There I go again :(

rayshma said...

i wud like to hop into a car and drive off... more fun for me. flights get monotonous.
on a deeper level, i think the destination should be flexible... bcoz u never know what life has in store for u. and that's all the more reason to enjoy the journey. then, no matter where u reach, u have good memories... :)

Cosmic Joy said...

Maybe you should ask that question to "someone" who made the original remark :)

aneri_masi said...

Nah, the journey is important, but I would definitely like to know where I am going, and whether I want to go there. I mean, if the cheapest airfare is to some really god-forsaken place, I am not leaving my beloved home for that!

D said...

Frankly, if I could totally skip the journey and reach the destination, I wouldnt't mind it at all!

Niyara - Asian Rocxs said...

metaphorically yea, its true. but really, everyone hates planes and cars and trains. I'd rather have the destination on my doorstep

Chakoli said...

LOL...and what if u land in somalia:PPP

Keshi said...

I cant get to ur Psych. blog :(

baaaaaaaaawaaaaaaaaa!

Keshi.

Alok said...

Life is a journey, your destination is set, even if you don't want it to be.

So if you don't have a destination, enjoy the journey, you don't have to make one, you're already in it.

Anil P, India said...

Why not, if you can get a window seat as the plane flies over some of the prettiest landscapes known to mankind :)

Knatchbulley Hughzscene said...

thts an awesome idea.. but i'd rather hop on a bike.. n go biking :)

Ghost Particle said...

duh! its expensive....hop on a train and never get down! now thats a journey.

divya said...

i dont agree...destination matters too

Solitaire said...

@ Vandita, I have one now and nowhere to go.

@ Sunshine, so journey and destination both matter!

@ Pavi, hop onto the journey...get into a car, visualize animated movies, dream about them, and then go back home..the journey matter..not the destination!

Solitaire said...

@ Keshi, how about a 20-hour-trip to India..does that flight matter or India?

@ Lena, I wish I had a driver to drive me around.

@ Hiren, so its all relative.

@ Satish Bolla, ohhhh now you are struggling to even have the journey begin. Good luck!

Solitaire said...

@ Sweetsticky, what about ppl like David Copperfield who can teleport? Anyway, whats your email address. Send it to me as a comment. Won't publish it.

@ Preeti, pretty philosophical huh?

@ Veens, good point!!!

@ Ashish, hahah! Waste of time?!

Solitaire said...

@ Jeevan, what? the journey or the destination?

@ Sam, why not?? It makes the post humorous!

@ Big Omi, thanks! Next time I will fly Singapore Airlines to go to India and won't care about India.

@ D sinner, I know! I have one now but its ruined!

Solitaire said...

@ Nomad, where I live, I hope I come back alive if I go on the bus!

@ Sunshine, think think. Its good for the brain cells.

@ Rayshma, or bad ones. :(

@ Cosmic, find me that someone!

@ Aneri, hahah!! So in other words, "sometimes"..

Solitaire said...

@ D, so the destination is important to you!

@ Niyara, haha! easy way out.

@ Chakoli, ya i know!

@ Keshi, why?? I sent u an invite!

@ Alok, but what about non-life issues? Like the restroom. What is important then?

Solitaire said...

@ Anil, But the clouds look the same everywhere..!

@ Knatchbulley, many others agree with you here.

@ Ghost, you mean become a ghost on the train?

*~*Sameera*~* said...

Ha ha!Good thought there.

Have a nice weekend :)