The Appeal of the Window Seat

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As a kid growing up, I remember fighting tooth and nail with my sister, just so I could get to sit by the car window. Car air-conditioning wasn’t so popular then, so I basked in the warmth of the sun hitting my face, and the wind whizzing past me.

More than that, what I loved most about taking the window seat was that I could quietly reflect on my life. Yes, even as a kid, I was already a deep thinker.

Even now, whenever I want to get lost in my thoughts, I simply imagine myself sitting by the car window, looking out into the world as it passes me by. What’s engaging about it is the idea that I am sitting still as I move forward with the passing of time. There’s a certain comfort in doing nothing as time goes by.

Well, I can’t keep doing that. Nobody is merely a spectator in life. We all are cogs in the wheel of life. For it to turn, we have to do something, and not just look out the window.


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