Ever thought about our relationship to roller coasters?
Aside from obsessively making sure the safety bar is fully secure, there’s not much more one can do to control a roller coaster ride. Perhaps this is why we let go, raise our arms and exercise our lungs.
Could adopting rollercoaster behavior lead to more happiness in life? It would mean truly letting go and not knowing when the twists and turns are going to come. It would have us hanging on for dear life, knowing that the twists won’t last forever and enjoying the ride so much that we want to go on it again.
Of course, three minutes is very different than a lifetime. But if we could remember to let certain situations in life be that rollercoaster ride, we may just conclude that life can be thrilling.
In what situation can you let go, lose control and enjoy the ride?