Life Is a Lake You Have to Dive Into

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If life was a lake, 98% of people would spend their lifetime walking around it, again and again, in circles, without ever considering touching the water. They would see the beautiful reflection of the sun on the water’s surface, and the same ray of light would sometimes allow them to see something shining underwater. However, they would not ask themselves too many questions and just settle for their daily and lifelong peaceful walk.

1% would sometimes dip the tip of their foot in the water, but soon get scared and decide that it’s better and safer to simply keep walking around it.

The last 1% would actually dive into it. They would swim, splash each other, enjoy simply floating, or breaststroke. Sometimes, the current would get stronger, but they would simply swim the crawl and manage to keep their heads above water.

On warm and sunny days, some of this last 1% would feel like diving a bit deeper, curious to explore their environment.

And they would be right to do so.

Because under their feet lies a treasure. Mountains and mountains of gold.

The thing is, they need to dive quite deep to find it. But it’s worth it.

In the beginning, they would run out of air halfway and resurface quickly. But with time and training, they would go deeper and deeper, and it would become easier and easier.

One day, they manage to reach the treasure.

“Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed by the masses” — Plato

Full-time traveler, trying to grasp and capture the essence of things in words — I write about life, fitness & food — auriane.alix.medium@gmail.com

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