Life Should Be An Adventure

"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." 

- Helen Keller 
I read this quote and when I thought about security and how we all look for it in our lives.  At least the people I know are always searching for it, through a relationship... a career... or something creative.  It doesn't really exist as the quote states above, having the perfect relationship doesn't bring it about because no relationship is perfect.  Since we as people are not perfect the relationship cannot be either.. we learn to live with and love other people's idiosyncrasies...  I learned this when I fell in love with my David, I looked past the flaws he had as we all have... to see the best in him.  

Finding a career you can be secure in is really a myth these days, I don't know how realistic it is to think that there is any real security in your job.  I personally think we need to believe in ourselves and know that if the job we had ceased to exist that there will be something better down the way... it could be something different, we need to be opened to the possibilities.  I am seeing how things are changing quickly for each generation, for my great grandparents, they lived in one small town and worked at the same job all their lives.  My grandmother moved to the city but she still had the same career all of her life.  My father traveled North America and lived out a lot of his dreams, he wasn't held back by one job. 

I have worked in a few different fields in my life, adapting each time... I love my career now but even there I want to change it up a bit... I need to move on within the company.  I seriously wonder how my great grandparents stayed in one little town and worked at the same job all their lives.. Where is the growth in that, that is just existing... they were never taught to dream of anything better... I hope the one thing that I did is teach my children to dream big and to never settle for anything less than the best. 

I love the last line of the quote above... how it states that it is no safer to avoid danger...  Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.  I know we all want security but if it means that we have no adventure, is it really worth it?  For me, the lack of adventure isn't worth all the security in the world.  It is just a life lived but not truly enjoyed. Life should be an adventure. 


 I cherish my past, I accept my present and I dream for my future   

28 comments :

  1. Yes, I totally agree!!! Life is meant to be explored in whatever makes someone feel love and passion. Here is to all the adventures ahead for you!!!

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  2. Launna this is a great post! I can relate as I agree that we all need to challenge ourselves or we won't grow, but stagnate. It's comforting to know and have security but what is security if we allow ourselves to simply just exist? We may end up missing a very important opportunity for happiness and growth in life. Loved it! Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. What a nice post. Very encouraging. It is a good lesson for younger people. If it was not for the adventure of our elders where would we be today.

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  5. This reminds me of a quote I love: "Ships in harbor are safe; but that's not what ships are built for".

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  6. Thank you Suzanne, here's to adventures to all of us:)

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  7. Thank you for your comment Brenda, exactly what is security if we miss an opportunity of growth:)

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  8. Thank you Munir, I agree if not for our elders where would we be today:)

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  9. Thank you for your comment Rebecca :)

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  10. Thank you Keith... I love that quote too:)

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  11. Some acceptance is all that matters, no matter where we begin from or where we end; but there is nothing harder than acceptance i believe.
    If only we could conquer it through.

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  12. Thank you Purple Assassin... I agree there is nothing harder than acceptance... especially self acceptance ;-)

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  13. Nice post! Life is definitely an adventure and nothing is really guaranteed anymore when it comes to employment. I think that's why people who are able to be flexible and can adapt to new situations will always bounce back and be successful. I hope you have a nice weekend!

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  14. Thank you Daisy... I think we all need to be more flexible... it's not easy ;-)

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  15. Hi Launna =) you try to write german very nice!=)

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  16. Thank you Isa... I used Google translate :)

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  17. A great quote. Security is a myth. There's risk and uncertainty in every step we take. That's what makes life so interesting and exciting..

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  18. Thank you Profound, security would make life very dull... if it actually existed :/

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  19. You can't fly like an eagle on the wings of a wren, as the old saying goes.

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  20. Thank you Rick... that is so true.. if we want to fly like an eagle... we need to be an eagle :)

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  21. It's funny how our perceptions change with each breath, yes? For many years, I walked a different path where I chose to freelance and create my own reality. For that time, that defined FREEDOM to me. Now, I am shifting perceptions again and am growing into embracing the possibility of permanent employment. No, security is never a permanent promise - we are never truly promised anything. For now, though, my life appears to be shifting to a new and different perception, and along with it, a new adventure. :)

    - Dawn

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  22. Thank you Dawn.... I hope you enjoy you're new adventure... thanks for writing about meditation.. I can that changing my life ;-)

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  23. I Love adventure but only in sport (<_>)..not in life ..its hard to cope if theres always got adventure in my life..but i will always trying to face it on my own(^_^)have a gud day Launna ^^

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  24. Awe thank you Wawa... some adventures are harder than others... some more fun... ;-)

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  25. Agreed Launna...totally agree. Life can't be lived in fear and sometimes the news and so many awful things that happen try to push us to live in fear....but that's not life. Have a beautiful Sunday....

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  26. Thank you for your comment Nikki... it isn't always to push that fear away... but it is the only way to live... I hope you have an amazing Sunday too...;-)

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