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How do you know when you've arrived ?

Asked by applegate (61points) March 19th, 2008

I asked my Dad this question.
I read this question in a book
along time ago. Answer any way
you wish, fellow Fluthers.

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cwilbur's avatar

On a light note: when the train stops and the doors open, and the signs outside say the name of my station.

On a serious note: when you meet people who know you by reputation, and they react positively as a result.

0o_Niques_o0's avatar

When you’ve reached your destination.
When you can look back on your life with no regrets.
When you are surrounded by family and friends who love you.
When you can look past your needs to the needs of others.
And most importantly when you are proud to be you.
... then you’ve arrived.

You can’t arrive someplace, if you don’t know where you are going. But live each day to the fullest and you will go far!

hairypalm's avatar

depends if you are drunk.

skfinkel's avatar

Seems to me possibly another of the kind of question that if you have to ask you probably have not yet gotten to where you want to be.

sfgirl's avatar

When you post a question on Fluther that doesn’t get a snide response. ;-)

zephyrstarfields's avatar

When a member of your entourage tells you so.

gailcalled's avatar

There’s a famous adage; I don’t know the attribution but I think it a wise one.

“To travel hopefully is better than to arrive.”

trainerboy's avatar

We are either growing or we are dying. Wherever you are going, once you get there, you realize it is just the beginning of a new journey!

cornman's avatar

After we die there is a brief moment of arrival, immediatly after which, a new journey begins.

Cardinal's avatar

@gailcalled I agree! The trip is (usually) always better then the destination!

BTW: (This phrase is a Robert Louis Stevenson quotation, from Virginibus Puerisque, 1881: “Little do ye know your own blessedness; for to travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labour.”)

You have arrived when, after paying all of your bills for the month, there is still some $$$ in your account.

gailcalled's avatar

@Cardinal. Thanks for finding the author. And he uses “hopefully” properly, which I love.

cornman's avatar

How dang cute is sfgirl?

trainerboy's avatar

Very cute!!!! Almost as cute as our wives!!!!

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