A 20-something friend, uncertain and a little anxious about her life path, emailed an old professor of hers for advice. Here's what he said:
Don't think too much and don't worry (advice from someone who did too much of both). Dewey has a lot to say about being on the road. The most important thing is to give up the idea that the end is already fixed. It is happening in real time. Be in what you are doing, and always remain open — there are opportunities that will be created that don't even exist yet. Just be there. They'll come.
We are all on the road, and the end is not fixed.