Life is not a roller coaster .
Life is full of ups and downs. Mood swings. Seasons. Whatever you want to call them. The old mantra goes that life is a roller coaster. Just hang on for the ride.
There is a whole song about it here:
I disagree. And here’s why:
On a roller-coaster: You go up, down, flip all around, have fun, scream, puke, etc.
Just like life.
But Rollercoasters often end where they start. You come back to the same place and get off the ride.
In life, you hope that all of that flipping and turning actually brings you somewhere. That it is not all motion but rather propelling you in a direction.
Perhaps this is too deep a dive into a stupid metaphor, but let’s come up with a better one.