There is a man on a mountain. He watches the world change from his safe, tall mountain. No one ever bothers him. And he never bothers any one. He isn’t even noticed. Those that once knew him have forgotten him.
He never leaves his spot on the mountain. The world is a scary place, he thinks. What if they dont like him. What if he doesn’t fit in? This he ponders while sitting and watching.
One day a group of people pass close enough to his spot on the mountain and he overhears them laughing about something. He shifts ever so slightly to see them.
There they are. So jovial with bright smiles on their faces. He wants to call out and say hello and be included in their conversation but he doesn’t remember how. He has sat upon his mountain for so long without contact that he’s forgotten how to say hello.
They pass and loneliness creeps over him like a cold shadow.
“I’m tired of staying on this mountain!” he exclaims and starts as if to move, but simply readjusts his mat. “I’ll move tomorrow. It’s too late in the day to go today.”
Tomorrow comes. He doesn’t move. And the cycle continues.
You’ve got to take a leap from your comfort zone to enjoy life fully. Normality is boring. Anyone’s life can be a thrilling adventure, you’ve just got to get up from your mat and journey off into the unknown.