The Idea Dude


Tuesday, July 06, 2010

The train has left the station

I was watching Polar Express with my daughter over the weekend. Yes it was kinda weird watching a snowy Christmas movie when we're in a heat wave. But we're Tom Hanks fans.

There's a very poignant moment at the end of the movie where the conductor says to the boy, "It doesn't matter as much where the train is going, it is more important whether you choose to get on the train."

The older we get the harder it is to commit to new adventures. Perhaps we are all too aware of the cost and risk. Children never count the cost or see the risk. They definitely seize the moment whereas as adults we simply seize up like old machine parts.

There is a happy medium in between but often we forget to see the world through the eyes of children. If we forget, we may never know what we could have achieved.


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