The only thing more confusing than a roller coaster is life. There are many ups and downs, twists and turns, and just when we think it’s getting interesting, it comes to a complete stop. Much like the roller coaster, life starts out slow, inching its way towards some big event, some powerful happening. It seems like it takes forever to get to that moment, the top of the roller coaster. The only thing you can do is close your eyes and hold on for the climb.
Once you hit the top of the coaster, or the special moment, things go downhill very quickly. Life starts to go in all different directions and sometimes it feels like you’re upside down. Although the first few twists may be manageable, they start to get tougher and tougher over time. The turns life takes get to be too much for you, physically and mentally. Soon you don’t even know what’s going on, you’re just dizzy and confused.
After the flips go on for a while, you finally feel like you’re slowing down and straightening up, and then the cart comes to a stop and the bar comes up. You’re done. There are no more turns, no more hills, no more going upside down. You can get off the ride with the satisfying feeling of conquering the roller coaster that is life.
Even though life is much like a roller coaster, it is also much more intense and has a longer lasting effect. Life isn’t over after 40 seconds, and you can’t push a panic button if you want to stop. There aren’t physical flips in life, and there isn’t always some amazing climax that changes everything.
Life is more like a roller coaster than people realize, so enjoy it while it lasts.
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