The Three Ways of Life

Life can be approached in three ways.

First is the Right Way. This method is largely academic and involves specifics, instruction, study and discipline. Mostly, it consists of a lot of theory provided by individuals who aren’t particularly good at following their own instruction.

Second is the Wrong Way. This requires almost no academics whatsoever and is much more fun, with the specifics of the matter usually discovered empirically. In practice, we commonly refer to this particular process as ‘experience’.

Third, there is the Way We Actually Do Things. This involves a combination of the first two and determines our individual style and personality. It lives between light and dark, day and night. It is on the boundary between two forms where everything interesting in life happens.

A passage from The Rules – The Way Of The Cycling Disciple, written by Velominati