When you are a child, life is like a race to the finish line, meaning adulthood. My children are adults, but they still act as if their lives are a race to the next goal: a degree, a job in their chosen field, marriage, etc. It's what they are used to. I have to remind them to slow down and remember they are living their lives right now, and achieving those goals won't make them any more complete than they already are. We could all take a lesson from trees, and never stop growing. This comic is from John McNamee at Pie Comic.