‘Must-do Lists’ – ‘Top 10 things to do’ – ‘Unmissable tours / views / restaurants / galleries /shops / bars’ …
No-one can do everything – not even in one’s own city …
So why the urge regardless?
Because it’s easy.
‘Everything’ is determined by ‘everyone’ … else. No personal responsibility needed.
“You have to do X” – “Don’t miss Y” – “We had the best time at Z”
Everyone has an opinion.
But the only opinion that has any real impact on my life is mine.
I want to say that I am better at following personal preference – but I’m not sure that I am.
I get swept away by the tide that I find myself in …
Many times – but not always.
I’m writing this, sitting in damp stone steps leading to a small shrine on Miyajima Island.
Others are focussed on climbing to the ropeway.
Some are taking pictures as they go; cameras on a 45 degree angle from the base of my stairs for 10 seconds or less.
No-one has ventured up.
It’s peaceful – dense in temperature … and history.
I don’t particularly want to go on the ropeway – the peak is clouded over and I’m enjoying myself where I am.
I’m meant to be where I am.