I was having one of those late-night existential crisis conversations with a friend of mine the other day, and it got me thinking about that John Mayer song. Bear with me, guys, I’m a child of the 90’s after all. I can rap the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song with the best of em, Friends is the greatest show of ever, and I can find a John Mayer song for every situation.
She was worried about the future, I was worried about how quickly we were getting there, and we were both just doing what a lot of 20-somethings do these days… question. everything. I think when life gets overly busy or overwhelming, I have a tendency to want to just get off. Hold up Life. I need a break for a minute. I’ll get back on when my head’s on straight. Anyone else out there relate?
But that’s when I remembered that little part at the end of the song:
“Don’t stop this train
Don’t for a minute change the place you’re in…
Once in a while when it’s good
It’ll feel like it should
And they’re all still around
And you’re still safe and sound
And you don’t miss a thing”
And cheesy as it may be, he’s absolutely right. I can’t stop this train called Life, and neither do I want to. Where we are is where we’re meant to be. We’ll get to where we’re headed whether we worry or not. And at the end of the day, I’ve got my loved ones around and I’m still safe and sound. What more could I ask for?