Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 2


He’d long concluded that life was full of roadblocks. At least his was.

So often when he thought life was being kind to him, in front of him appeared a roadblock designed to make him rethink his whole attitude to life and himself.

Every roadblock challenged his perception of himself.

Had things worked out as he wanted then his life would have been far different. Life’s riches would have been his. Love, prosperity and status would have been his.

But his question was would he be the person he is now.

Roadblocks present us with problems to either give up on or grow from. The problem of overcoming them and moving on in pursuit of a goal fascinated him.

It would be easy to give up. Move on, nurture your disappointment and become a grumpy old man, cultivate the chip on your shoulder and isolate yourself more and more.

The roadblocks had worked to make him the man he was. Around him were the few who knew him, who saw him for the man he was, flawed and fragile but always looking out to learn and reach out to those around him with understanding and kindness.

He knew there were others worse off than him.

But he knew there was no one else like him.


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10 Responses to Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 2

  1. micketalbot says:

    Different strokes, as they say, brilliant interpretation of the challenge! 🙂

  2. Reena Saxena says:

    This is exactly with the theme, Michael! We often overlook the positives (byeproducts, as I say) of an unexpected change. Like I quit a corporate job, but can now call myself of a writer of some semblance. It was unplanned. Thank you so much for joining in! The whole idea of the challenge is to draw out responses, that have not occurred to one before.

  3. I loved this interpretation of the prompt.
    Good writing, Michael

  4. scribblersdip says:

    I think you did a fine job of this – the nature of the prompts, still in their infancy – is such that the questions are more of a philosophical nature – questions people ask, in therapy or in coaching sessions, and just those who are more curious. So you’re writing both a slight fiction and yet drawing from personal life stories, whether yours or observations etc. So finding a “voice” isn’t necessarily going to be easy, but I think you’ve done well with this.

Please feel free to comment, I appreciate your thoughts.

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