Journeys and Destinations

2 March, 2019

A while ago, author and speaker Scott Berkun tweeted something that got me thinking about journeys and destinations. Journeys and destinations in a more abstract and metaphorical sense.

In that tweet, Berkun wrote:

[D]espite the popularity of the journey vs destination platitude the USA is destination obsessed. Why?

The impression I get is that people believe reaching the destination indicates completion, closure, and permission to move on to the next thing. But on those types of journeys, your destination is rarely a terminus. It’s usually a waystation on a longer, more winding journey. One that builds on what’s come before. One that branches off from something you thought you’d put behind you or finished. One that really never ends until you give up or pass on.

Scott Nesbitt