When a child or teenager goes through a challenging time, a parent can confidently hold and tell them with all the foresight that adulthood affords them that “it’s all going to be ok.”
But as we grow into adulthood, especially those of us on a non-traditional career path in a world that offers too many choices and possible futures – there’s nobody there to hold and tell us that we’re going in the right direction.
Perhaps that’s why so many of my generation are turning towards spirituality, religion, or mysticism. The search for guidance and comfort, even if is nothing more than a temporary placebo, is irresistible.
But as the world burns around us and our disillusionment grows – one has to ask: Is it enough just to find someone or something that will tell us unconditionally that “it’s all going to be ok?”