I have been wondering this for a while. In TV and in movies, it seems that people get up, pack bags and disappear all the time. Like this is the appropriate reaction. When things get tough, ship out!
But can this really be the answer in actual real life?
Are there people that can get away with it more than others? I have children. Does that mean that I have to stay put whatever the issue? Are my choices on a pack and run just utterly non-existent?
Is there ever a point in life where you actually have no other options? ( I would like to add here that in situations of violence, a person should pack and run regardless, that isn’t at all the situation I am exploring here and it is not at all, ever, acceptable)
I’ll be honest with you now and tell you, I am tempted. I mean, I know I wont. But the call of a different, less complicated life of mine is really quite appealing to me at times. I think we would all be lying if we said we have never indulged the thought of a different life. But what stops us? what sets apart the runners from the stayers? and could we ever switch sides if we wanted to?
Do people stay put, because they can’t stand the thought of failing something? Is running purely just the ultimate way to admit defeat? Maybe it’s fear that keeps us rooted to the spot, what if it is no better? What if it is worse?! But how can you possibly know before you try?
I think most of us ignore urges to run and try and find more because of the people that it will impact on. You’ll never ever get a clean break from you conscious, no matter what distance you manage to cover.