Thursday, June 01, 2006

Motorcars: A Metaphorical Tale

So after a lot of thinking and weighing up the options fully, you've decided to buy a car. You've wanted to buy a car for ages and you've finally found the one for you. It's a silver Mercedes and you love it. It is a pleasure to drive and you love being seen with it. In short, it is everything you could want in a car.

However as time passes, you decide you don't like the Mercedes anymore. You want a Jeep instead. So, do you think carefully about your decision and decide you want to keep the Mercedes or do you take Mercedes back to the shop for some else to buy and enjoy.

You do neither of those things. You decide that it's the Mercedes that has to change. So you set about pummelling it with power tools, welding gear and scrap metal. However much you try, the Mercedes doesn't become a Jeep and the more force you put on it, the more of a mess it becomes.

Until all you're left with is a wreck in place of something that once made you very happy.

There are some things which cannot be changed.

6 comments:

MoonLightShadow said...

Loved the metaphor.. Very true.

roora said...

very nice , simple and connecting

Nora said...

"There are some things that cannot be changed"
Absolutely, either accept them or move on......

Alina said...

Very inspiring metaphore. Thanks for this one, Safiya!

eyeofbeholder said...

indeed icouldnot agree more,but whatever country u r from whatever ur wealth is.80% of world population donot have the luxury of having 3 meals daily,so ur metaphor would be so applicable.صدقت يا رسول الله الفقراء يدخلون الجنة قبل غيرهم بثمانين عاما.

Maxxed`ouT said...

well i'm sorry
as thick as i am , i'm not sure i got ur point !