A miner’s job is to search through mines with the purpose of finding. In order to find new gems the miner must explore new areas or locations within the mine, traveling the unknown. Now imagine a miner who spends his whole life searching through the same area of the mine; reasonably he will never find anything new due to that he’s traveling the same path over and over.
Stepping away from the miner and gem mines, I want to speak about the importance of trying new things. Throughout my whole life I’ve been the kind of person who likes to stay in her comfort zone; let’s just say I don’t like to travel the unknown. As well as the miner, I found myself doing and trying the same things over and over. I refused to try anything new, because that meant losing control of what could happen.
Two months ago when I got the news that the 10th grade class was having a trip to Lunahuana, I couldn’t have been less exited about the trip. In fact I was completely against going to that trip. Camping wasn’t something I was familiarized with, so that would mean stepping out of my comfort zone; plus I wasn’t fascinated by the idea of having to sleep in a tent or cooking my own food.
Never the less, now that the trip is over I can honestly look back and say that I had an amazing time and I don’t regret for a second going. You see naturally as human beings, we don’t like what we don’t know. Of course it’s hard to try new things, it’s hard to let go of what we know and delve into the unknown; but after all, that’s what life is all about. Isn’t life about taking chances and opportunities? Accepting the fact that sometimes we’ll fail just as well as sometimes we’ll succeed? Isn’t life all about learning to cope with that uncertainty inside us, and confront the unknown?