Get Lost

Aditya Shah
1 min readJan 26, 2021

“Not all who wander are lost”- J R Tolkien

If you’ve ever traveled you might agree with me, that the quickest way to really know a place is to get lost in it. Literally!

Its funny how the times one has been completely lost, harrowed, sweating and wide-eyed at the mercy of the “unknown” is when one finds what they are looking for and maybe a lot more.

Following structured maps gets you only from point A to B. But we stay totally oblivious to what’s in between the points and what’s beyond them.

Think back to a time you’ve ever been really lost on a road-trip or in a new area of a city and you’ll realize that if you go back you’ll remember every turn inside-out.

Maybe we should treat life the same way? Just lose the self in its uncertainty. Rather than moving from School A to Job B to relationship C. Maybe we should learn to trust the unknown a little bit more.

Thoughts anyone?



Aditya Shah

Husband, Dog-Father, Quantum Thinker. Founder, Juno's Pizza