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The Path
April 3, 2014|Blog

The Path

The Path

In my personal experiences, I have observed that humans are often willing to follow any path they discover. However, there have been instances where, regardless of our efforts to avoid them, we end up where we’re supposed to be. The concept of destiny or a prearranged set of circumstances can make life seem meaningless, as we feel that we have no control over our lives. Believing that we have the ability to choose our own goals gives us a sense of purpose and happiness. However, I have noticed that big organizations, including religious ones, often try to impose their ways on us. Sometimes, it feels like we are unable to see the big picture.

As humans, we desire control as it makes us feel significant. However, time can make the concept of destiny irrelevant for our senses, and this can lead us to act without a sense of responsibility. The idea that rules are meant to be broken is a sad excuse and should not be used as a justification for irresponsible behavior.

In this eternal journey of life, we often choose to stop following orders. Perhaps, we have always found it fun to do the opposite of what we’re told. Now, it feels like this has always been our way of life. We cannot trust the old scripts or stories of how everything began. I believe that it was much more complicated than what those stories suggest. For some reason, we are not able to imagine a place where free will is not an option, and everything is perfect.

However, free will is our most precious possession, as without it, we would just be like dust that the wind takes from one place to another. The hardest decision is often to follow the road that life is showing us, even if it goes against the ideas that were implanted in our heads. Sometimes, we end up walking in a different direction than the one we had wished for.

I am not suggesting that we do not have the option to choose our own path. On the contrary, we have the freedom to choose the steps we’ll take to get to where we’re meant to go. Some of us choose the hardest path, but it is essential to let yourself be the one who chooses the journey you’re about to embrace. We may not have the wisdom to know the outcome of what we do, but we can still take control of our lives and make our own choices. Ultimately, our experiences and choices shape us and lead us to where we’re supposed to be.


Sebastian Iturralde

I am a fiction blogger and lover of literature, art, and all things creative. As a citizen of this beautiful planet, I am constantly inspired by the natural world around me.


  • June 25, 2021 at 1:46 pm

    Really nice post … And your site design is awesome too.

    • June 27, 2021 at 9:31 am

      I hope you’re enjoying my fiction blog.

      • June 27, 2021 at 11:44 am

        Ya gone through some … It’s nice …

      • July 28, 2021 at 11:20 pm

        Your author’s “voice” is amazing! You really know how to capture one’s imagination by invitation, and sustain the excitement and interest throughout the entire piece. I haven’t Google’d yet, but these works are “SO” Publishable! Maybe start with a nice choice if your collected works! I am in a Wonderful book publishing and writing group. They have shared lots of great techniques and ideas for developing a novel as well. (Of which I am currently working on as well)

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        Thank you for everything

  • July 20, 2021 at 2:12 am

    That is a nice picture you chose. I will never take that path for sure – the one in the picture! 🙂

  • May 26, 2022 at 6:16 am

    thank you for liking my blog

  • May 31, 2022 at 12:14 pm

    Dipping in quickly from my blog, where I saw your Like (“study of ignorance”)… did you ever read Mick Farren’s “Quest of the DNA Cowboys”? In it, Billy (aka Captain Oblivion) yearns to leave Pleasant Gap, so he buys a stasis generator and steps into The Nothings… like your emergent bridge!

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    The Andes' highlands served as a source of inspiration for this short story. I hope you'll find the same beauty and wonder in its words that I did while crafting it.
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