The Debate In The Boat
Sail boaters and power boaters have an ongoing friendly debate – which one is better? The story below illustrates that discussion and draws a good metaphor to life.
Some people were out on a sailboat – quiet and serene – when a power boat roared up alongside. “Where are you going?” the captain of the power boat shouted over. To which the sail boaters replied, “We’re already there.”
Like the power boater, humans are often concerned with getting to a destination – achieving some goal – and in the fastest way possible. At times, this is completely appropriate.
There are also seasons when the sailboat approach is the wiser choice. The journey itself is the objective. We learn to enjoy each moment, the presence of loved ones, daily blessings, and the experience at hand.
Power boat intensity, or the tranquility of sailing? A balanced life will include some of each. And on that, there can be no debate.