Musings

Often, a price is implicit in the hero’s journey.  A popular assumption is that someone pays for their reward with suffering and toil.  But I’ve met plenty of folks who are naturally talented or naturally lucky; they don’t grind themselves down to achieve greatness.

Maybe the sacrifice isn’t in suffering and toil.  Maybe the sacrifice can be in someone’s perception—specifically of how earth-shattering and difficult a task has to be.  If we can let go of that belief, perhaps we can give up much of the fight, both on an internal and external level.

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4 thoughts on “Musings

  1. The journey is the thing, so the price of the ticket is constantly changing. I am reminded of the line from “Jeremiah Johnson”

    You’ve come far pilgrim.

    Feels like far.

    Were it worth the trouble?

    What trouble?

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  2. A journey always has a price. If nothing else, you change some of your beliefs, shift priorities in your values along the way. But whether that includes suffering, I think, often is a matter of one’s own worldview. Some may need the suffering to call it a worthwhile journey. Others are there to explore and accept all as it comes. And many other variations.

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