British philosopher Alan W. Watts has an important reminder for us. Even though we are raised to look at everything we do as a progression towards a goal, that's not how it should be. Sure, some things are a journey, like high school or actual travel, but we can't apply that idea to our entire lives. Or we shouldn't.
Americans have been taught since birth that being a "goal-oriented" person is commendable, and it is -for your employer. To get the most out of life, you have to learn to stop and smell the roses. (via Laughing Squid)